Helmet Camera

The first helmet camera to be sold to the general public was a large bulky camera that was mounted on a helmet or other type of headgear. These types of cameras were first used to record sports and adventure activities and on movie sets and many construction workers used them. Now, there are two types of helmet cameras on the market and they are now very small and lightweight. One is the CMOS helmet camera which uses an image sensor that is made from a metal oxide semiconductor. This type takes video and stills that are good enough for amateurs as the resolution and clarity are not of the highest definition. The other type is the kind professionals use and is called a CCD camera. It uses a charge-coupled device image sensor and will give a higher quality picture. Both of these types are digital models. The original helmet camera was an analog camera.

The helmet camera is also referred to as a bullet camera. A helmet camera allows you to take video and still shots without using your hands to hold the camera. The helmet cameras today are small enough to easily attach to a football helmet or a motorcycle helmet. Some are on the market that can also be attached to a bicycle helmet. Many people who participate in bike marathons nowadays will use a helmet camera to take video of their cycling adventures. Nowadays people are even attaching helmet cameras to their waist so they do not even need a helmet. This way they can take video and stills at special events like an outdoor concert or wherever other cameras are permitted.

A digital helmet camera can be used by anyone who wants to record actions such as skydiving and hang gliding. There are even helmet cameras that are waterproof and can be used to record underwater activities such as scuba diving. The military also uses helmet cameras. A helmet camera can be used to record the audio portion of what you are videoing. The user can now capture everything they see or hear now just like other video cameras can. With today’s technology a helmet camera can transmit images of the action in real time back to a broadcasting base and broadcast it to the internet or other centralized broadcasting system. Repeaters can extend the range. Straps and mounting hardware are used to attach the helmet camera to all kinds of helmets. The mounting hardware can also affix the camera to other types of platforms. There are all kinds of helmet cameras on the market as well as all kinds of vendors that sell them. The price range can vary from between one hundred dollars all the way up to thousands of dollars depending on what kind you purchase.

Before you buy a helmet camera the first thing you should decide is what you will be using it for. Is it going to be used underwater at any time? Is the audio portion going to be important? Knowing exactly what you want to use the camera for will help you decide on which one will suit your needs best. Since there are so many to choose from you may want to ask the salesperson at a camera store which brand or model will be the best for your needs. As you shop for a helmet camera keep in mind the field of view features, the quality of audio, the recording capacity, media format and pricing. Hemet cameras can range in price. An entry level camera can cost around $150. A professional grade helmet camera can cost up to $2,000. You can get a good quality one for $200 to $350 for events where a professional one is not needed.

This Helmet Camera Review is Written/Updated on Dec 4th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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