V.I.O. POV 1.5 Helmet Camera
V.I.O. POV 1.5 Camera – waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant wearable point-of-view camera
The V.I.O. POV 1.5 Camera is a bit different from the other helmet cameras reviewed so far. The POV camera is made up of 2 units, the camera head and a recorder, which are connected by a small cable. This is a good thing because the camera head is very light and compact, but a bummer since you need to stow the recorder in your jacket, backpack, or somewhere else.
Unlike the other helmet cams, the POV has an LCD screen to you can view your videos on the go. With a 110-degree field of view, the POV records a wide angle view with resolutions up to 720 x 480. The entire system is dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof so you can record video anywhere your adventures lead.
The POV 1.5 system includes a camera mount for easy attachment to bike or ski helmets, a wireless remote to start or stop recording from afar, and software for editing and managing your videos. There are also many accessories available for the POV like a carry pouch, lens shield, and additional mounts to attach to bike handlebars or kayaks.
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Why they rock:
- High-quality wearable video camera records with 720 x 480 resolution at 30fps
- Records in 2 modes: LOOP mode allows you to tag and save key video segments; CLIP mode records continuous, traditional video
- Ergonomic user interface design enables single-handed operation and hands-free video capture
- Modular mounting system provides camera stability while attached to helmets or other high impact gear
- Components are shock-resistant, water-resistant and dustproof for use in the most hazardous environments
- Recording capacity of up to 8GB (4GB SDHC card included)
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10
The V.I.O. POV 1.5 Camera gets great reviews for photo quality and durability, but a few complaints for being bulky. If you’re looking for a lightweight single unit system, check out the Contour HD 1080P.
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