Monday, November 8, 2010 2.00pm
By Doddy, Mountain Biking UK
This excellent high definition unit from GoPro sets the standard for helmet and on-board video cameras. It films at a full 1,080 pixels, offering between 30 and 60 frames per second.
It functions as a stills camera too, producing fantastic wide-angle 5MP images. Alternatively, you can set it to shoot an image in intervals, between two and 60 seconds.
The HD has a rechargeable battery, which youcan get up to two-and-a-half hours of recording time from. The quality of the footage has to be seen to be believed – the detail is incredible and the sensor is ultra quick in dealing with changes in light and dark, such as when you’re ducking in and out of the trees.
The unit comes with a waterproof (up to 60m) and bashproof casing and mounting kit to fit to your helmet. Ither mountings are available too, including the Chesty chest strap. Put simply, the GoPro HD is the best point-of-view camera we’ve tested, because it’s the most adaptable by far.
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