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WELCOME! Helmet cam, sport cam, bullet cam, whatever you want to call them they are handy little cameras for point of view (POV) video for active lifestyles and recording your adventures.
Video cam technology has come a long way and changes every day. Why not get the best bang for your buck and the system that suits your needs?
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the testing and review of sportcams.
So...What's New?... LOTS! (click on image for more info)
Full HD bullet cam and DV recorder
We have been testing the new bullet cam and DVR from eHelmetCam.com for some time now. So far the CamShot results are looking very good with near zero issues with vibration or shock induced "gel" in the video images (an issue with other top "sport cam" contestants).
We are testing the unit frame mounted on a high end "29er" full suspension mountain bike.
With a 6 to 8 hour battery life, more mounting options (due to it's small cam size) and at less than $400 USD this has become my "work horse" for all day activities.
I know the cabling looks a bit much, but really it's just one cable from the cam to the DVR. After you figure out your mounting the operation is a breeze. I used RAM mounts. I had one on my frame and one on my seatpost. It was a one minute operation to switch positions and get a lot more interesting footage.
The smaller size of this cam is really nice. I have been able to get better shots in tighter mounting areas than with other cams. The fact that I get very little "gel" from vibration is a big plus. I used to toss a lot of video with this same mounting with other cams.... I am able to use most of the video I shoot with this system.
For all day adventures this is my only choice... otherwise you will be bringing extra batteries if you use another cam. There are also a bazillion settings for this cam system (contrast, saturation, sharpness etc) most I have not even begun to mess with. Most video was shot in the default mode at full HD.
NO FISH EYE - This is a gigantic plus for me. I have grown very tired of the fish eye/curved horizon effect in most of the cams (The lasted versions of other cams have started to address this). The field of view (FOV) at full HD is about 140 degrees... which I think is about perfect.
I will give this cam a couple dings for a bit of chromatic aberration in the real high contrast and high saturation situations, but very tolerable for a unit this price.
If you can tolerate a cable and a larger overall system (but with small cam!) and need all day video, this is the unit for you. If you need a super streamlined system, then look at the self contained units.
Arguably the two top contenders in the HD sport cam market are the Contour HD 1080p and the Hero GoProHD
Both great units, but which one is best for you? Maybe our review will help you decide before you buy!
These sport cams are about 20% smaller than other current self contained cam's in this configuration. Handy, light and easy to use... but how do these two stack up against each other? Read on and see!
Epic Stealth vs.
"Self contained helmet cams"
VIO POV1 vs. VIO Adventure Cam 3
Viosport vs. Viosport??! - you bet!
Viosport (Now called V.I.O.) has changed their name and the direction of their company by the looks of their website. Everything is steering you towards their new POV1. Above are the new POV1 (black) and the Adventure Cam 3 (silver). Side by side, which is better?
(Updated) REVIEW on the V.I.O POV1
We will be checking out the Hero3+ shortly...