Camera question - what do you use

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Camera question - what do you use

Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:14 am

Hey folks.

I was wondering who uses a camera on their commute, for the purposes of having evidence should something happen?

If so, what camera do you use? Ideally I'd like one that doesn't break the bank, a GoPro seems excessive for this relatively simple task.

Cheers

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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby JamesE » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:34 am

I asked this question a few months back and got lots of good answers. None of which I’ve followed up on…
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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby broadway » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:19 am

I don't have one, but this was taken with a chilli tech action camera 120hd and was good enough to get the registration.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2stHmGD7SHA[/youtube]
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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:26 am

JamesE wrote:I asked this question a few months back and got lots of good answers. None of which I’ve followed up on…

how come?
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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby JamesE » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:46 pm

Vladimir wrote:how come?

Couldn't afford it at the time, have actually been finding drivers much more polite over the last couple of months. Maybe it's the weather...
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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:05 pm

JamesE wrote:
Vladimir wrote:how come?

Couldn't afford it at the time, have actually been finding drivers much more polite over the last couple of months. Maybe it's the weather...


yes - to be honest the "burning desire" for a helmet cam does come and go for me every 4-6 months and it is connected with close passes, verbal abuse from drivers, or other negative experience.

In reality, so far, things on the road for me have been fine - i.e. I've only crashed once* in 4 years. Based on that track record (no pun intended) things are going to continue to be fine... until they're not! I am definitely getting one this time. Might start with me recording my rides with my phone, and move on from there.


* (I got off with only a bruise and a £75 repair bill to replace the front wheel)
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Re: Camera question - what do you use

Postby Alan D » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:20 pm

I have two Muvi HD Camcorders by Veho. Both in their waterproof cases, one mounted on my helmet facing forwards, the other affixed to my seatpost facing rearward. Endurance is 2-3 hours. For those situations when I need to recharge the batteries when I am out, I also bought a 'Pebble' by Veho, it's a battery which will give several recharges to the cameras.
I have more to say on this, but have relegated it to a new topic.
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