VholdR Snowboarding Helmet Cam - The Real Deal?
Posted by on Saturday, December 15, 2007
Someone suggested that I should check out the VholdR helmet cam, as it might be more durable than the first two that I mentioned... Man this camera looks sick!
The video quality looks pretty good. The mounting to a helmet certainly looks more solid than what I've seen with the Oregon ATC-2K, and what's more, there are other options including a goggle strap mount.
Zaskoda mentioned that it can be troublesome to set up the targetting for the ATC-2K. Well, from what I've seen on the website, it looks like the VholdR cam has a rotating lens and a couple of lasers to help set the shot up.
The website in general is pretty good, although the scroll bar didn't seem to work at first :). There's plenty of info on there, specs, features etc, and sample video. There's stuff about software and the sharing of your videos too, but I didn't spend any time looking at that.
This camera does seem to be a significant step forwards from the ATC-2K, and it still has the advantage of being a self contained unit, it's not feeding another camera via a wire. Unfortunately this advancement comes with an increased cost. A quick search of UK sites shows it selling at around £300 - here's one example.
In a way, I was kinda pleased about this! I literally heard about this cam just after I ordered the Oregon cam, so I wanted there to be a reason for it looking so much better :)
I'm still pleased with the ATC-2K purchase. After all, I had a limitted budget, and I'm only after something to suppliment my existing camera given it's lack of video-in. Small, cheap and handy fits the bill. But if I had more cash to spend, I'd definitely be tempted by the VholdR!
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