Photo and video by MJ Klein
By now all our readers know that I enjoy riding, especially the recumbent trike. I’ve taken lots of photos and done ride reports using my Nikon D80. But I’ve been looking for a camera specifically designed to capture action for activites such as rides, and I’ve found such a camera – the Gopro Helmet Hero WIDE angle.
The Helmet Hero comes in an impressive package with a clear plastic case on top.
While not intending to be a review of the camera, I will tell you a few of the cool features:
- Records on an SD card (up to 56 minutes of continuous video).
- 5 MP still camera.
- Interval photo mode, either 2 or 5 seconds.
- Has a waterproof plastic case (to 10 meters).
- Various mounts that stick on flat or curved surfaces.
- Helmet mount (for vented bicycle helmets).
- Wearable head strap.
- Versatile mounting system to adjust X and Y axis position.
- 170 degree field of vision (very wide-angle!)
- Upside down capture mode for increased mounting flexibility.
This camera was more than I bargained for and I am very pleased with the results I am getting. I recommend reading the information on the website as well as viewing the sample videos there to get the maximum information. I purchased the camera in Taiwan from Riddle Technology (through PC Home). They made it very easy because their salesperson is on Skype and speaks English. I gave them my CC information in an email and they shipped me the camera. It couldn’t have been easier and the whole transaction beats having to use a Chinese website to order something!
Now of course you know that right away I took the camera out for a ride and gave it a test. I used the Giant MTB and rode to the other side of Hukou and got lunch to take back home. I shot video (using the helmet mount) and captured the ride. It was actually raining a bit so the waterproof case came in very handy. I’ll leave you with this first video to enjoy. I’m looking forward to bringing you lots more ride videos!
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