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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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sportbike cam or Helmet cam..

I've been looking at various solutions for filming my rides.

Which do you suggest..

Getting a samsun sportbike cam and gluing the external camera to my spare HJC helmet, or buying a sportbikecam.com tank mount for a handy cam. (Assume both are the same price, I'd buy a $100 cheaper camera /w the sportbikecam.com mount, and if I get the Samsung, I'll upgrade the memory stick so I can record a 1/2 hour.)

Samsung sport cam.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 09:32 PM
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Go tank cam. Helmet cam seems to be too shaky (wind drag, looking around, etc.)
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i have a tank cam for my triumph. its awesome really clean and stable footage. A little pricey but way better than helmet cam IMO
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I read somewhere that the quality wasn't that great on the samsung... forgot where I read it now though. Basically it doesn't encode fast enough in high motion so you lose frames. Hopefully they'll fix it soon since it's supposed to be a "sport" camera.
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the vibration form the bikes RPM is very hard on cameras and cam corders.
though does look better but i wouldn't want to be replacing it cause of vibration
on second thought HOW GOOD IS THE WARRANTY !
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I like the idea of the tank mount but problem is what if you have a dark screen can the cam see through it or do you have to stick with a clear screen ?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 09:23 AM
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i posted a similar question a few weeks ago. went out and got the samsung...returned it 6 hours later! quality blows!
go tank cam dude.
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Depends on quality and what you are actually using it for i got a helmet cam but you can attach it anywhere on bike with the additional mount you can get for it but i also have a tank cam for when i i'm out for a short blast have a look here www.dogcamsport.co.uk for info and vids..
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you have to have a somewhat clear screen for the tank cam. I had a light tinted screen when i used it and it worked perfectly.
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