I'm considering buying a helmet camera for my commue - what are the pros and cons of a helmet camera that I should know about?
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I have a small bullet cam which can record HD resolution. It was bought primarily as a "just in case" mechanism against road rage.
The pros are as stated by others. The cons for me are (in no particular order):
I realise that many of these points are cons to do with my memory than a camera, but I would not have thought I was any more forgetful than the next person. I'm basically trying to say that the probability of wanting to use the thing and finding that the battery has discharged is quite high. And I suspect you'll find this typical of a lot of cameras on the market - I specifically considered battery life when I bought mine and 90 mins was about as good as it got. Other points maybe come over as a little flippant, but nevertheless they highlight some of the things to look for if you're making a purchasing decision.
I did put one film on YouTube, which you're welcome to view if it'll help your decision.
Its not brilliant.
I see a previous commenter has mentioned weight, in my case that's not an issue, the camera weighs next to nothing. One other thing you may find useful is that I have a 16GB card in mine and according to the manufacturers that equates to about 4 hours. So no problem whatsoever about space, given how frequently I need to hook the camera to a pc in any case.
Hope this gives you some food for thought.