Helmet Cam, Round Two

Well I’ve ordered the Oregon ATC-2K helmet cam. I’ve got some reservations, but I’m confident it’s gonna fulfill at least some of my needs. The whole package was pretty reasonable too.

Oregon Helmet Cam

I bought the camera itself from purely gadgets. It was £75 plus £5 delivery. It may not be the cheapest price around but I’m sure it’s close.

I also ordered a couple of 2GB SD cards. The manual recommends a couple of SanDisk models; I opted for the SanDisk Ultra II SD 2GB, rather than the standard card, just in case it makes a difference, as was hinted at in that review I read. I’d like to say I knew more about this kind of thing, but I don’t, so I figured I just spend a few extra quid to be on the safe side…

SanDisk SD Card

I picked up the SD cards from play.com, £11 each with free delivery, making a grand total of £102. That’s not bad!

I’m sure I’ve read it somewhere, but I can’t remember what the expected battery life is. I’m gonna get some lithium AAs from somewhere as they’re supposed to be better in cold conditions, but it would be handy to know how long they’re expected to last. The two, 2GB cards gives me around 2 hours of footage, so I hope to be able to cover that with one set of batteries…?

I’m pretty interested to see how it turns out! Here’s an update on the list:

  • Pants
  • Backpack
  • Transceiver (& probe)
  • Helmet cam

1 Comment

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Adam @ HittingKickers.com

    I bought one of these last season, though had to order it from the States, and it cost a little more.Got some OK footage with it that I never got round to compiling into anything worth posting.It does take some practice and configuring however, so your best bet is to take your laptop with you and check out your footage in the evenings so you can change things the next day.One of the problems I’ve had is the camera pointing at the ground or diagonally.Also it can bounce around a fair bit, so you might need to have a look at how you can minimise that.All good fun though.

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