on bike video camera...

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Gixer Rob, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. Gixer Rob

    Gixer Rob Active Member

    Location:
    Staffs Moorlands
    anyone use on board camera for MTB ing??
    ive used a Gopro on motorbike a few times..but ib prefer something bit more compact and maybe a bit cheaper for MTB.....( dont fancy wrapping a Gopro round a tree at £150+ a pop)
    it would only be so i can laugh at everyone else binning it!!!! :laugh:
     
  2. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    The Go Pro can handle it, that's what it's made for, used mine on anything it will clamp onto.:whistle:
     
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    Gixer Rob

    Gixer Rob Active Member

    Location:
    Staffs Moorlands
    its been crashed then?? no problems with it??
     
  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Had a few bumps, so far so good.
     
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    Gixer Rob

    Gixer Rob Active Member

    Location:
    Staffs Moorlands
    my mates just offered to loan me his MD80..cheap little camera (about £40) but ive seen some footage he took on a motorbike trackday and it looked ok....
    if not il use the Gopro....after all thats what household insurance is for!!!! ;):whistle:
     
  6. IanT

    IanT http://www.sprocketwaffle.co.uk

    My GoPro fell off of my roadie the other day after some tw@t didn't bolt it on properly!!:whistle: It skated down the road for about 10 metres at just under 20 mph. Thought it would be in bits but can hardly see a scratch on the protective case and it still works perfectly.

    A proper tough little unit.
     
  7. ABikeCam

    ABikeCam Throwing Frazzles at a badger

    Don't drop the MD80! Broke the on/off switch on mine the first day I had it - only did voice activation after that... it's a bit cheap and nasty in my opinion. If I were you I'd use the GoPro.
     
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    Gixer Rob

    Gixer Rob Active Member

    Location:
    Staffs Moorlands
    cheers fellas....
    il try mates MD80, if/WHEN it does pack in il use Gopro...
    do you guys mount on handlebars or helmet??
     
  9. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Done both, but helmet is better, you just look a plonker with it stuck on your head.^_^
     
  10. Dragonwight

    Dragonwight Guest

    MD80 clone i bought one from Gizoo £30 good little thumb cam needs a Class 10 microsd to go with it.
     
  11. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    The weak point on the GoPro is the small tabs on the extension pieces

    Check these regularly and you will be fine.

    Having said that mine came off, hit the road, bounced twice and got run over by the following small van.

    A couple of great chunks out of the casing, but the camera itself was unharmed.
     
  12. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    The MD80 is a pile of rubbish in comparison to the GoPro. don't even bother.
    Get a K-edge handle bar mount and get filming with the GoPro
     
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    Gixer Rob

    Gixer Rob Active Member

    Location:
    Staffs Moorlands
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