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I currently have the Oregon Scientific ATC2K helmet cam, but thinking about upgrading to the GoPro series. The helmet attachment looks much better on the GoPro.

Does anybody have any experience of the GoPro helmet camera products? I see that you can get the wideangle (170 degrees) for less than half the price of the new HD version.

Are they any good? Will the cheaper one (£130) do the trick or is the HD really worth £300.

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The go pros are good cameras but the wide angle on distorts the horizon, it makes it look all curved.

It also gives a video that looks far faster than the bike is actually travelling.

Myself, I have a contour hd 1080, but you need a top spec computer to run the footage and really appreciate the benefits of hd.

I only bought the 1080 Contour so I could alter the settings on it.

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I have the go pro HD and its awsome... You can set it to different resolutions, ive used it on the full 1080p which is so smooth and clear it truly is top quality. Ive also used it on the next setting down which i think is 980p or sumat like that, still realy good quality footage but its not as wide as if you have it on full HD but it covers a higher area, if you get me?

I can recomend it. I was impressed at how well it pics up the sound aswell and ofcourse you have the advantage of it beeing waterproof
 

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Have a looksy on the GoPro website and look at the sample videos. They've got loads. That way you can see if the wide-angle distortion will be an issue. To be honest I think the width of view adds a lot to the footage. It gives more peripheral context to the trail or road you are riding on. I'm going to get the GoPro HD Motorsport pack.
 

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I have the GoProWide. Not the HD version.
Good enough quality for what I want it for.....

Sound is crap cos I have it bolted to my handguard and it rattles about a bit.
 

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Does the picture 'vibrate' with it mounted to the bike? I have an Oregon Scientific ATC2k, which operates at 30 frames per sec, and you get this wave flowing through the picture. Think it might be the vibration as when I put it on my snowboard helmet it did not behave the same.
 

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The GoPro is difficult to tell if its on or off. The one that brompton uses now has a slide action switch so its really easy to feel if its on. It also has a pair of lazer beams that shine to check it is level. Good kit but ££££££££££££££££££
 

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This is a couple from my GoPro HD. Was expensive, im glad i have it. Very impressed with it. This is at 720p not 1080p.:)


 
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