Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

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Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu May 01, 2014 9:18 pm

A week or so ago i ordered a Sports DV camera.. bit of a punt to see if they were any good.
Cost 44quid from eBay, but until tonight i'd not had time to try it out.
So i took the car out for a spin. it was evening, the light wasn't great, and it was raining, and i was holding the camera on the dash with one hand.

I'll post some pics of the camera and the various mounts soon

Not very exciting footage, but hopefully gives an idea of the quality.
Make sure you select 1080p to see the footage in its full glory!!







All in all, not too bad for 44quid..


Here's a link to the camera on eBay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111181617297

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Thu May 01, 2014 9:25 pm

link to the camera :mrgreen:
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Thu May 01, 2014 9:26 pm

That's not bad at all!

Yeah please post a link to where you bought it from please :)

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu May 01, 2014 9:29 pm

Stu wrote:link to the camera :mrgreen:
All in good time!! :)
i had a member asking for footage, so i wanted to get the vids up ASAP before everyone went to bed...

Here's a link to the one i bought:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111181617297

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Thu May 01, 2014 9:34 pm

If you could get some footage whilst out on the bike (preferably the s1000rr) I'd be grateful :)

Tempted to get one as long as the bike footage is decent :)
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Thu May 01, 2014 9:37 pm

I was looking at that one myself you can actually get them cheaper too!!

how long do you expect it to record for before turning off? and can it be wired to the battery/charger constantly whilst riding?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu May 01, 2014 9:49 pm

Stu wrote:I was looking at that one myself you can actually get them cheaper too!!

how long do you expect it to record for before turning off? and can it be wired to the battery/charger constantly whilst riding?
yes, thats the problem with my spontaneous ebay purchases, i always see it cheaper just after i've paid!

No idea on the record time. Ive downloaded some firmware to make it record on a loop, so i was planning to leave it pointing at a clock recording whilst i goto bed so i can see when it shuts off to get an idea of record time (both battery and memory).

The power goes into it via a very small usb connector but it needs the back cover unscrewing to access the socket, so not ideal as it wont be water tight anymore.
My plan was to drill a hole in the side and hard wire some cables into it.
This is what it looks like inside:
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Adam » Thu May 01, 2014 10:09 pm

Cheers for the footage Joe. How far does the helmet fitting stick out? Can't really tell from the pictures..
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Thu May 01, 2014 10:28 pm

yeah the last thing I want is for it not be waterproof even though I dont do rain :lol: you never know I might get caught out :shock:

I will only be using it to record rides but a good few hours recording would be good
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Lucifah » Thu May 01, 2014 10:46 pm

This looks like a real steal. Quality is sub par at 1080p, but for that price it's more than good enough! Thanks for sharing!
Are all the different mounts included? Can you tell how long it lasts on its own battery?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu May 01, 2014 10:48 pm

Adam wrote:Cheers for the footage Joe. How far does the helmet fitting stick out? Can't really tell from the pictures..
it has a couple of mounts with sticky pads on the back. i reckon this one's the best though:
(four pics of the same mount)
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu May 01, 2014 10:50 pm

Lucifah wrote:This looks like a real steal. Quality is sub par at 1080p, but for that price it's more than good enough! Thanks for sharing!
Are all the different mounts included? Can you tell how long it lasts on its own battery?
yes it comes with a couple of mounting options, including a velcro strap that might be useful:

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Lucifah » Thu May 01, 2014 10:51 pm

Haha love that one! Will we get some of the "can't be bothered to hunt cats" footage? :mrgreen:
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Thu May 01, 2014 11:10 pm

talking of dogs.........look on ebay for dog cams :wink:
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Fri May 02, 2014 8:04 am

Ricky wrote:If you could get some footage whilst out on the bike (preferably the s1000rr) I'd be grateful :)

Tempted to get one as long as the bike footage is decent :)
Hoping to get out for a spin on the beemer this weekend, but only if the weather is good as the black bike really shows the dirt, and I hate cleaning bikes!!
I'm going to experiment with one of the other mounting brackets. I want to get some funky camera angles.. Maybe from my foot pegs, or facing backward at the rear wheel?. Any suggestions

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