Helmet cam - £22.

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Helmet cam - £22.

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:15 pm

Would an action cam like this one for £22
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http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalo ... CGMQ8wIwAQ

be significantly worse than one like this that costs about £200?
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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby pastey_boy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:31 pm

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:53 pm

ok.

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby amaferanga » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:53 pm

Up to 40 mins recording time makes the cheap one useless.
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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby jimmythecuckoo » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:59 pm

The technology is so advanced compared to one I bought about four years ago so the more up to date the better when buying would be good advice.
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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby rich164h » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:02 pm

amaferanga wrote:Up to 40 mins recording time makes the cheap one useless.

Kinda depends on what you want it for though doesn't it?

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:13 pm

amaferanga wrote:Up to 40 mins recording time makes the cheap one useless.


Where does it say that? On the contrary, it states this:

The Helmet Camera doesn’t limit your recording time either. You choose how much space you’ll need by inserting your own SD card.

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:18 pm

Bustacapp wrote:
amaferanga wrote:Up to 40 mins recording time makes the cheap one useless.


Where does it say that? On the contrary, it states this:

The Helmet Camera doesn’t limit your recording time either. You choose how much space you’ll need by inserting your own SD card.


:roll: The spec in the Amazon link says "Battery life - up to 40 mins hours recording time"

I mean, sure you could take a pocketful of AAA cells and try and remember to swap them over every half hour or a bit more. But that's not any kind of practical solution.
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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 14:31 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:
:roll: The spec in the Amazon link says "Battery life - up to 40 mins hours recording time"

I mean, sure you could take a pocketful of AAA cells and try and remember to swap them over every half hour or a bit more. But that's not any kind of practical solution.


Some of these specs don't make any sense to me:
amazon wrote:
Product Features
Records in 640*480 VGA resolution
Hands free one touch recording
Conveniently fits around users head or helmet using included headstrap
LCD command screen
360-degree rotation
Records sound via built in microphone
Weatherproof casing
Battery life - up to 40 mins hours recording time
Stores up to 640 minutes on up to 32GB SD or SDHC card
Convenient charging via USB
Upload videos easily to your PC or the internet
Powered by 2xAAA Batteries (not included)
Allows users to hear surroundings whilst listening to music
More comfortable to wear than traditional headphones
Transmits sound through cheek bone not through ear drum
No impact on ear drum
Better sound for people with impaired hearing due to ear drum damage
In-line volume control
Charges via usb



???????

is it a camera or mp3 player??????????

is it rechargeable or battery powered??????????

someone in the reviews does mention it lasts for hours if you use decent batteries.

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby t4tomo » Tue Dec 04, 2012 17:46 pm

Hands free one touch recording


so how do you touch it with no hands?

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Postby mroli » Tue Dec 04, 2012 21:04 pm

If you look at my blog (the 100 hills one) - the early videos were taken with a MUVI replica that had a similar recording standard to one of these. The later videos were taken with a Contour HD (similar to the Go Pro). Difference is marked

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Re: Helmet cam - £22.

Postby Navrig » Wed Dec 05, 2012 13:37 pm

Bustacapp wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:
:roll: The spec in the Amazon link says "Battery life - up to 40 mins hours recording time"

I mean, sure you could take a pocketful of AAA cells and try and remember to swap them over every half hour or a bit more. But that's not any kind of practical solution.


Some of these specs don't make any sense to me:
amazon wrote:
Product Features
Records in 640*480 VGA resolution
Hands free one touch recording
Conveniently fits around users head or helmet using included headstrap
LCD command screen
360-degree rotation
Records sound via built in microphone
Weatherproof casing
Battery life - up to 40 mins hours recording time
Stores up to 640 minutes on up to 32GB SD or SDHC card
Convenient charging via USB
Upload videos easily to your PC or the internet
Powered by 2xAAA Batteries (not included)
Allows users to hear surroundings whilst listening to music
More comfortable to wear than traditional headphones
Transmits sound through cheek bone not through ear drum
No impact on ear drum
Better sound for people with impaired hearing due to ear drum damage
In-line volume control
Charges via usb



???????

is it a camera or mp3 player??????????

is it rechargeable or battery powered??????????

someone in the reviews does mention it lasts for hours if you use decent batteries.



I have recently found items on Amazon where the description doesn't match the actual item. The text seems to have been a cut and paste from another advert. I'll see if I can find the item as an example.


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