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Old 17th January 2011, 22:16   #16
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thanks for the reply rehaan! have bought a class 10 32gb transcend card! works lovely and the clarity of the cam is amazing! went to malshej this weekend will upload the video soon! waiting for the LCD BacPac!
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Old 18th January 2011, 16:09   #17
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Here's another camera option :

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The VIO POV HD

Advantages :
- Has 3 parts : lens ---wire---> LCD+Controls & a wireless remote
- Has a tag feature where you can "mark" points in the footage from the wireless remote
- Has a lighter / more mobile lens/sensor (easier for mounting with less shake/bounce etc)
- $600 though, yikes

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Old 29th December 2011, 13:01   #18
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GoPro has launched a NEW and IMPROVED HD HERO 2.

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Not only is this good news because its a better camera than the ealier ones, but they still continue to sell the older models at lower prices!

$299.99 HD HERO 2 (improvements listed below)
$239.99 HD HERO
$199.99 HD HERO Naked (less mounts included)
$149.99 HD HERO 960 (no 1080p mode, and 720p does not have 60fps)


Whats new on the HD HERO 2 ?

Resolutions : Same. Maxes out at 1080p
Frame Rates : The 800x480 mode can now shoot 120fps! 960p can also do 48fps.
Field of View : 1080p and 720p now get a choice between 170-degree and 127-degree FOV
Lens : Apparently this glass lens (previous was plastic) is 2x as "sharp"
Pictures : 11MP as opposed to the earlier 5MP. 10 photos per second possible. 0.5 sec timelapse added.
Exposure : Tests have shown that the HERO 2 is much faster to correct exposure.

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LEDs : It has a flashing red recording indicator on 4 sides now! You'll no longer get your face at the start of every video while checking if its recording or not.

Display : Much easier to understand, with icons and (actual) words, not hieroglyphics! Battery indicator too.

Ports : HDMI replaces the old component out. A line-in for an external mic has been added too.

Case : All mounts, plastic case, and old accessories are compatible with the new HERO 2.

Accessories : An upcoming wifi remote lets you control recording via a wireless remote. If you have a smartphone, it will even let you view the recording live!

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Old 21st January 2012, 13:14   #19
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Car & Driver does a review / shootout of the GoPro 2, Drift HD, Contour Roam, etc

LINK : Shoot 'Em Up: High-Def Action Video Camera Test - Feature - Car and Driver

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Am looking for a reasonably priced cam for fixing it on my car windshield with a recording capability of at least 12 hours (I know it would be battery + storage capacity dependant) while driving. Anything available in India that could be ordered on-line would be preferable.
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Am looking for a reasonably priced cam for fixing it on my car windshield with a recording capability of at least 12 hours (I know it would be battery + storage capacity dependant) while driving. Anything available in India that could be ordered on-line would be preferable.
Hello GD1418 , was discussing this with a few Bhpians on facebook, where in paragsachia gave an interesting lead , for a budget camera :

Car Camera DVR with 2.5 Inch LCD (Motion Detection, SD) | eBay

And a FULL HD example :

Mini HD DVR Camera Camcorder with Viewscreen for Car Rally Sports Action - HDMI | eBay

And one with a GPS logger too!!

Dual Camera Camcorder Car Blackbox DVR with GPS Logger - Sports Rally Insurance | eBay

Has anyone else used any of these cams ? They are reasonably priced. Do they come with any sort of warranty ?

PS : A large number of these on sale on Ebay seem to ship out of West Bengal.

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Am looking for a reasonably priced cam for fixing it on my car windshield with a recording capability of at least 12 hours (I know it would be battery + storage capacity dependant) while driving. Anything available in India that could be ordered on-line would be preferable.
Here is something that comes at almost half the price of a GoPro.

KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera Zx3, HD Waterproof Mini Pocket Camcorder, Waterproof Digital Camera

The Zx3 is listed on eBay India and here.

AFAIK its available for around Rs. 7,500/- There are no mounts or suction cups like the GoPro so you would have to get one made locally or buy something like a GPS device holder for it.

I have seen the quality of videos and they are excellent. Records in HD (720p and 1080p) without any lag. GoPro has a wide angle lens to it can cover a lot of area like a panoramic lens.

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Old 26th April 2012, 12:27   #23
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Has anyone else used any of these cams ? They are reasonably priced. Do they come with any sort of warranty ?
I think tejas@perioimpl has something like this. Though his is more from a security / drive-logging point of view. I think its just the same cam being positioned as an "action" cam here? I think its safe to say - expect rolling shutter / jello effect!

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Here is something that comes at almost half the price of a GoPro.
Looks like a good cam, i guess the major disadvantage is the less wide angle lens.

You can buy a decent suction cup on ebay for <$10. I've bought a couple.

MadMonkey has one of these Kodaks. (Though he's soon to by the GoPro Hero2)

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For cheaper one check out Team Associated XD cams. They are primarily for RC applications, but should work. Also Hobbyking.com has cheap cams for $30. Planning to get one.
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Yipeee, I got myself a Gopro HD Hero 2 and 16GB class 10 SDHC card. Currently it is at home town.

We have a Fiat linea, Hyundai Verna(Fluidic) and a Honda City iVtec in the family, so my plan is to film how these cars fair on a patchy high way using Gopro. I have a found a decent road also, its a half a kilometer straight rubberized tarmac, with some good undulation. One can easily do 80Km/hr on that road.

I could mount near the rear wheel to see how good the suspension damping is, in each car.

I will surely upload some car footage, the above comparison is what I have in my mind . Lets see how things unfold .
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...I could mount near the rear wheel to see how good the suspension damping is, in each car.
Watch from 3:55 onwards on this video i took of the Mercedes E350. Its similar to what you are talking about, (however, this was NOT shot on the GoPro) :



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The track looks a lot better from this angle. Good lap too. Where did you get the camera? and how much? I always wanted to record my laps.

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The track looks a lot better from this angle. Good lap too. Where did you get the camera? and how much? I always wanted to record my laps.
I got it from Dubai for 13,000 Rs. Its a GoPro Hero2 Motorsport edition camera.The only negative is the short battery life, hardly last 2 hours.

http://gopro.com/hd-hero2-cameras/
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Contour has just released their latest offering : Contour+ 2

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  • $400
  • Same resolutions / fps as the Contour+
  • Comes with waterproof housing
  • Supports smart-phone live-view, settings and record activation via bluetooth
  • Same laser level and rotatable lens as the Contour+
  • Integrated GPS
  • Really easy slider button for beginning recording
  • Looks really good (nice design)

Intro:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/05/c...era-price-400/

Review:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/05/c...plus-2-review/


Personally, i'd still pick the GoPro Hero 2 since :
1) Its $100 cheaper
2) Video quality is better
3) It supports 170* FOV even at 1080p (if im not mistaken)

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I am looking to purchase the GoPro HD Hero 2. If I want to use the camera to mount on my dashboard (facing outward), will the Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts suffice?
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