I am not giving up on videoing my rides! I'm just considering upgrading the helmet camera. I'm looking to go HD (possibly the Contour HD 1080i) which is why I am thinking of selling my current set up.
So if you want to be the proud owner of Magnatom's helmet camera, the one that has captured some legendary videos then read on....
My set up is a multi part system. It consists of a:
Dogcamsport HQ1 camera (it has a different connector than the one linked to)
A separate variable gain microphone,
A 2000mAh Li-ion power pack with power charger (for the camera)
An Archos 405 solid state recorder (2Gb built in, and with an 8Gb SD extension card supplied)
The required DVR travel adapter and AV cables
And who knows, maybe a wee video message from the great man himself recorded on the Archos!
It's all in great nick, the odd scratch here or there but it all works and produces good quality videos. Just have a look at my videos.
As it has a few connections, it can be a bit fiddly at first to set it up and you would need to carry the recorder and battery somewhere that they don't get wet (I keep them in my rucksack). However, after a bit of practice it takes about a minute or so to get it on and running.
This current set up can record at 640x480. However, if you later decided to upgrade the recorder, the camera can output 795x596. The camera is pretty good in low light as well.
So now the practicalities. I'm raising the money by hopefully selling one of my lights and hopefully selling this kit. So I'm kinda trying to find what people are willing to pay for this kit, and selling the light before I would be able to post the camera on.
So if you would like to own a piece of commuting history and have a great working camera as well, how much would you be willing to pay?
Edit: OK, I'll let it go for the knock down price of £110. Talk about an investment!!