Hd helmet cameras are ruling the market of action cameras. They are becoming very popular among the sports lovers. These days you can find that various top brands have come out with high definition helmet cameras for the sports lovers and those who want to record their thrilling and adventurous moments.
Each type of brand has different kinds of features. So their performance will also vary slightly from each other. However, the best thing about these cameras is that you can modify the features according to your requirements. Some of them have extra features like the 5 mega-pixel still picture setting, 170 diploma angled contact lens, ability to observe 58 frames per second and gradual back motion etc.
Quality of Image
Nowadays, you will be able to find cameras that have the ability to shoot HD videos that are of two levels, the 1080p and 720p. If you want to upload all your movies to the web, use the 720p. SD cameras can be bought for cheaper rates because the quality of the image is not up to the mark. The images are grainy. So the quality of the video is also affected badly. However, if you want to buy such cameras then look for those that can shoot 30fps per resolution.
If you want to capture fast actions then use 60fps. Other important aspects apart from the resolution are colors, white balance and light capture. Before buying it is better to view as many videos as possible from the cameras and see whether they are able to give life-like images. The performance of the cameras may vary according to the light conditions.
Most of these helmet cameras are known to offer different shooting modes like the 720p, SD and 1080p. For conserving memory use the low quality modes.
Battery Life and Memory
Most of the top manufactures boast a lot about the memory of the cameras. Most of them however do not fulfill the basic promises made by the manufactures. Most of the good hd cameras can use the memory card so that you can buy one and add it later. However, in order to record you need to have good battery life.
There are different types of batteries used for the helmet camera. They may be rechargeable types, built-in or replaceable types. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Built-in batteries are very convenient especially, when you are on the move. But if the charge is over then you will have to stop immediately. If you are using changeable batteries then it is better to carry extra batteries.
The size of the cameras is very important because it has to be comfortable and convenient for using. The helmet cameras have to be small and compact so that they fit well and do not cause and inconvenience. Most of these are one-piece types but some models even use the cable and battery. The bullet-style aerodynamic cameras are known to work well especially, for mountain bikes.
In order to avoid tunnel vision, most of the best hd helmet cameras have wide angle lenses. If the lens used is too wide, you may get a ‘fish eye’ effect. The lenses used on consumer helmets are usually not replaceable. So you will have to be happy with the kind of lens present in the helmet you buy.
Software Used in the HD Helmet Cameras
Most of these cameras come with video editing software. They are mediocre in quality. If you want better results then use other kinds of editing software that can be bought for cheaper rates. Commonly used ones include Windows for Movie Maker and iMove for Mac. Many people enjoy the online video editing option.
These hd helmet cameras can be used for various purposes other than the helmets. Most of them come with additional mounting software. While buying the camera, check the type of helmet you will be buying like the vented or the full-face varieties etc. You should also be sure whether you need to use different angles with the device. You can also buy other necessary accessories like wrist, chest, handlebar and different frame mounts by paying additional amount.