This helmet camera kit from Motocomm has every type of connection, extension, mount and extra you could possibly want – all contained in a box for £300.
To get the kit running you just need an SD card and eight AA batteries. At first, the vast number of cables can be daunting but it’s fairly easy to get up and running. The AA batteries power the camera and the microphone, while the DVR recorder has an internal chargeable battery.
Once you work out the best positioning and how to store the battery holder, it’s an easy system to record with – and with a 320×240 resolution, at 30 frames per second, the quality is good.
The lens is wide enough to capture realistically, although it doesn’t do quite as well in dark-to-light transitions as the Drivedata system we recently reviewed – but let’s not forget that this system is cheaper.
This helmet camera system does represent great value for money as you don’t have to get any extra mounts or cables, but the AA battery holder is the weakness – it’s an old system and it’s a bit of a pain – as well as draining on expensive AA batteries.
We’d much rather see a single rechargeable battery – even if the price was bumped up – saving you the hassle of extra bulk when recording on the move.
|Name||DSR-1003G Kit (09)|
|Manufacturer's Description||Complete Helmet Camera and Digital Recording System · Record your Ride - Video & Audio! · Listen to Music - Built-In MP3 Player · Use as Active Rearview Camera System Weatherproof Bullet-Style Camera · Universal Helmet/Bike Mount Included · Rugged Aluminum Housing · Weatherproof Connector Digital Recorder/Playback Unit with Color Display · Records Video and Audio from Camera and Remote-Mount Microphone · Uses Latest Video Format Technology - 3GP Format · Saves Video in Internet Standard 320x240 at 30 Frames per Second Resolution · 1GB On-Board Memory · Accepts up to a 4GB SD Card! 4GB = approx. 6 - 8 Hours of Video/Audio Recording (SD Card Not Included) · Color LCD and Built-In Speaker for On-The-Go Playback, or Rearview Camera Monitor · Built-In MP3 Player - Thumper1 Helmet Speakers Included! · USB Connector for Transfer of Video/Audio Files to Computer · Analog RCA Video/Audio Output for Playback of Videos Direct to TV · All Cables and Accessories Included in Convenient Carrying Case|
|Type of Battery Required||AA Alkaline|
|Max Movie Recording Resolution||320 x 240|