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ColSonders

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Can anyone recommend a cheap camera that's suitable for attaching to a helmet for biking?

I know we've got a few cyclists and a few bikers here so figured a few of you have already done the research and tried out a few of these cameras.

I'm just after something cheap, for the purpose of capturing which idiot driver finally manages to wipe me out.
 

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I have an Oregon Scientific A2K video camera. Shit compared to some of the gear you can get now, but does the job. Go Pros are quite good for the money (but still a few quid). When I went surfing one of the guys stuck one to his surfboard.
 

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I'm thinking more in the £20-£30 range.....so like a tenth the cost of a go-pro
 

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@ColSonders - you should send Morten Bambara an PM on Facebook. He's an kind of tech wiz and I know he's got some experiencee with this.
 

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I'm thinking more in the £20-£30 range.....so like a tenth the cost of a go-pro
The problem with cameras in this price range is that image quality isn't brilliant (it's OK) and battery life will only last 25-30 mins at best. Also they won't be waterproof, which is probably the time you most need to have a camera when riding a motor bike.
 

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Google a "mobius". Its what I use on my Hex and a shed load cheaper than a go-pro.

Not sure abiut uk prices but could be an option for ya.

But as @DrewePeacock said, its gonna be him. And if he misses I think me and @Bloodfairy are 4th in the queue :hi:
 

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I had a look at the Mobius, it's a little on the expensive side here at around £60.

The reason I don't want to spend much is that there's a very good chance it'll be to throw away if I do have an accident, so don't want to have to replace an expensive camera.

I'm getting one of the ones I've linked earlier, which if it's not much good will get strapped to the back of my bike pointing backwards as i'm sure it'll be fine for that anyway.
 

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I'm thinking more in the £20-£30 range.....so like a tenth the cost of a go-pro
I agree with @Martok regarding the quality at this price range, try to consider what kind of price you wish to put on your safety. Low quality video may hinder your case should you ever need to use this in court. The general budget range for HD helmet cams is typically around the 80-100 mark.

:evil: I fitted a second under the seat of my mountain bike pointing backwards to catch the sods approaching as well
 

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Whichever one you choose, try to find reviews/youtube vids first to see if you like the quality! Some are really blurry, especially cheap chinese ones.

And as for throw-away... If the accident isn't your fault, the other party's insurance should cover it, right?
 

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Whichever one you choose, try to find reviews/youtube vids first to see if you like the quality! Some are really blurry, especially cheap chinese ones.

And as for throw-away... If the accident isn't your fault, the other party's insurance should cover it, right?
9 times out of 10 the cyclist is always favoured. The Road Traffic Act is designed to protect all road users and compensate them for loss or injury. For pedestrians and cyclists who dont pay for insurance, this equates to the motor insurer picking up the tab. The courts will make round pegs fit in square holes to ensure third parties are covered, even if at fault.
 

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Cool....so bottom line is don't bother if you can't afford something way over your budget :drinks:
 

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Cool....so bottom line is don't bother if you can't afford something way over your budget :drinks:
Well, as long as you can still buy food etc. :P
 

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My follow up response is a little late but the...

Sunco® DREAM 2 SJ4000 Action Video Full HD 1080p 12MP Waterproof Sports Camera With 1.5 -inch High Definition Screen (Black)


is down to £35 @ Amazon at the moment which is an absolute bargin
 
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