About This Blog

Helmet Cameras are becoming a popular item for sports fans and those who like to capture their activities. Because there is a wide variety of different helmet cams that are available out there, I wanted to offer a place where people can check out a few reviews and videos that compare all that is out there on the market. Whenever something new is out there and we get a hold of it, we’ll be the first to let you know.

19 responses to “About This Blog

  1. nice review
    What version of the go pro did you use the 3 or 5

    • helmetcamreview

      Just got the go-pro wide angle…last week…cool but the wide angle takes away the video compression and squeezes the edges, it loses quality on the edges..and when you put the waterproof case on, there is no sound at all…none…When I get a chance I will review it…

  2. Most of the videos I see on the web from these types of cameras (Helmet camcorders) seem to be pretty Pixely.. is that due to the compression required for you tube, or are these cams just this way inherently?

    Thanks, Craig.

    • helmetcamreview

      Sorry man, I have been away having fun. Yes, all the helmet cameras in this market are going to be this way because of the sensor they use in order to keep the price down. Some, obviously are better than others..

  3. Thanx for the great review! I found it by browsing youtube to check out some helmet cameras I intended to buy for making clips on motorbike.

    What I remarked is that a 90° angle is much more comfortable to view than only 50° because it makes the film nervous and not that enjoyable to watch – especially for moto clips, because I’m out to see landscapes and not just road, road, road…

    Hopefully, there will be a camera from Tachyon with that feature out soon…

    regards
    Patrick

    • helmetcamreview

      I have heard rumors that that is a future possibility. I spoke to someone at Tachyon Inc and they told me they are looking into a number of future options but with no time line. They are confident in there product and it shows. I recently tried out the go-pro wide angle, there were things i liked about it, but the edges were really squished together unlike a true wide angle and more like a fish eye. Great for making Beastie Boy videos!

  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the great reviews, I was looking at buying an Oregon ATC2K unit but after looking at your reviews I like the Tachyon XC unit better.

    I like mountain biking in New Zealand and am a softawre programmer. The reason I want the helmet cam is I want to integrate my video from mountain biking with a GPS feed so I can download gps trails with real video footage.

    A couple of questions I have which you may be able to answer are :

    1) Does the Helmet cam have a built in clock, ie i want to download the video and have at least the file stamp set at the start of the recording.

    2) Can you use the remote to set markers or is it just a start/stop type remote? This would be great to mark features such as jumps, hairpin turns etc…

    3) What format is the video file, is it avi or another format?

    Cheers Jonathan

    • helmetcamreview

      1)The XC does have the clock option but you have to set it up before filming, (inst in the manual) otherwise it will just film with no date/time
      2)Remote is start stop only, you have to power on the cam first.
      3)The format is AVI motion JPEG

  5. Tachyon XC vs Go Pro Hero…I know that the Tachyon XC wins out but in relation to the CHIP color… I have yet to see a side by side comparison done…because i don’t trust people that upload their video i need to confirm which one has better color and a quicker color correction

    • helmetcamreview

      well Ross..all I can say is to go on and look at peoples videos other than the companies on youtube and vimeo, both look great if you upload the video in HD or HQ, unfortunately not many people really understand that so there are videos from both cams online that don’t reflect their true nature. I do think that the XC has a little sharper/brighter colors in video edited correctly, of course the Go-Pros photos are really good because of the 5 megapixel (for photos only has nothing to do with the video)..anyways user videos are the best comparison i think and seeing what people say about the cams that use them. Thanks Ross… As soon as the weather is good I hope to get a comparison video done of the two, because a lot of people are asking.

  6. What about VIO POV 1.5? Where do they fit in with the ones you reviewed?

  7. Hey, I run a site about the atc range of helmet cameras. It’s not 100% finished at the moment, but I plan on adding more content and some video reviews of the cameras.

    I’d quite like to get a link to my site from yours (maybe a link exchange?)

    Feel free to email me about this, if you’re interested 🙂

  8. Very insightful reviews in addition to the very comprehensive, yet qualified, side by side comparison. I’m grateful! My need is for demonstration videos for my website which will require hands free operation while I perform hands on work. Question is will I need a headlamp as well for average lit interior spaces? However, I’m looking forward to running “The Dragon” (US 129 in NC) on my Goldwing and definitely mountain and dirt biking.

    • Never heard of the Dragon? or is The Dragon your nickname? lol…it all depends on what cam you have, and how lit the area is..

  9. Very insightful reviews in addition to the very comprehensive, yet qualified, side by side comparison. I’m grateful! My need is for demonstration videos for my website which will require hands free operation while I perform hands on work. Question is will I need a headlamp as well for average lit interior spaces? However, I’m looking forward to running “The Dragon” (US 129 in NC) on my Goldwing and definitely mountain and dirt biking.Thanks

  10. When will you review the HD Hero Wide from GoPro. I feel that this is the ultimate option in head cams for the price and the quality.

  11. http://www.xtremerecall.com has two cameras that see in infrared it is not clear to me if they will also work in daylight I would like to see a test of these cameras.

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