Helmet Cam Round Up

Helmet mounted video cameras are traditionally for extreme sports athletes to showcase their latest stunts. However, they have recently found vogue with cycle couriers and commuters.

Whether you want to showcase the scenery on your ride to work or log evidence of bad driving, a helmet cam is becoming a must-have accessory!

If you’re going to buy a helmet cam, it’s well worth spending the extra money for a HD camera. The picture quality is far superior to standard video cameras and you know you’re getting a quality piece of kit. Here is our pick of the best.

Contour HD - £269.99

The world’s first full HD helmet cam offering up to 1080p resolution.

Contour are sponsoring the Atherton Racing team this year, testifying that these cameras can withstand some serious abuse. World downhill champion Gee Atherton has strapped one of their special yellow Contours to a firework, so toughness is assured!

Resembling a traditional digital video camera in looks, the Contour HD can be mounted on the side of the helmet or in multiple positions on the bike.

A unique feature is the twin laser alignment system, enabling the user to perfectly set correct orientation and horizon before use.

The Contour HD offers custom settings; with multiple resolution options, adjustable frame rate, exposure, contrast, metering, and microphone gain.

Wide angle, 135-degree glass lens gives excellent performance in almost all light conditions. Contour promise sharp colours and no image bleed or skipping. The wide angle of the lens is also films in a widescreen compatible format.

Features:

  • MicroSD card storage
  • Camera is mounted on built in rails for a secure and stable fit
  • Splash resistant (not waterproof)
  • Connects to any application
  • One touch recording with optional silent operation mode
  • Includes 2GB MicroSD card, universal mount, goggle mount, battery and a USB cable
  • Spare batteries, chargers and mounting systems are available
  • Supports MicroSD cards and HD cards up to 16GB
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Camera weight: 116g

Muvi HD 10 Camcorder - £149.99

  • HD1080P resolution
  • 30 FPS
  • 5 MegaPixel lens
  • 160 degrees angle
  • 1400mah battery
  • 1.5 inch LCD colour screen
  • 4GB Micro SD memeory(upgradeable to 32GB)
  • 5m wireless remote range
  • Universal mounting kit
  • Helmet bracket
  • Neoprene pouch

So...the choice is yours! If the above are not what you are after, take a look at all the cameras we have available.

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