4 Best Bike Cameras [Review] in 2019
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Cycling is fun and capturing fun moments while doing what you love is epic! Bike cameras are all the rave these days. You can easily mount them on your bike (Handlebars or bike seat) or even on your body(helmet). The intention is always to get the best view possible. As fun as getting good videos and pictures taken might be, it would not be wise to just pick any random camera for your biking adventures. You would have to make sure that you pick the best and to this end, we would be reviewing the best in the business to ensure that you get the best view on any hiking or biking trail. Pay close attention.
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Best Bike Cameras
Campark Action Camera
Top Choice Item
Campark Action Cam is a top-rated bike camera that comes with amazing features. It has the ability to record ultra HD 4K videos. It captures videos in 4K 30fps/2.7K 30fps/1080P 60fps/1080P 30fps video which is sharper and more lifelike than ever. It can carry out loop recordings which means you miss out on nothing. There is also the slow-motion component which enables you pick out whatever you missed while in motion. It has varying image resolutions of 16M; 12M; 8M; 5M; 2M.
It has a lightweight camera that is connected to almost all social media platforms. The camera has a time-lapse feature. The batteries are rechargeable and it has accessories for mounting the cameras.
It is waterproof
It is rechargeable
It is pocket-friendly
It can carry out loop recording
The battery life is not long
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iON Cool-iCam S3000 Waterproof Action Camcorder
Prime Picked Item
The iON cool-iCam is a waterproof (up to 10Feet /3M) camera. It can take up to 32 GB memory card and it takes 5MP videos and still photos. It comes with a bike mouth that sits perfectly on the handlebars of the bike. With its picture quality, it makes it seamless to take pictures in all-weather without having a blur or haze.
It is cost-friendly
It is Waterproof
The memory can be increased using a memory card.
There is a bike mount
The battery life is short
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Mengshen Full HD
Best Value Item
The menghen camera comes with a video resolution of FULL HD 1080P 1920×1080 30FPS/ 1280x720P 60FPS.1080p. It can support micro SD card of up to 32 GB. It can run for over two hours on its lithium-ion batteries. The angle is ultra-wide (120 degrees) and the resolution is very high. It is ultra-sensitive and it can capture clear photos even under dark conditions. It comes with in-built microphone and lithium light.
It is also water-resistant. However it does not have underwater features because it is not waterproof.
It has a high resolution
It has a long battery life
It is water-resistant
Its memory is expandable using a memory card
It is not waterproof
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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera
This camera has amazing features like using GPS data overlays to capture 4K/30fps videos. There is an inbuilt voice regulation feature. It is waterproof and has an inbuilt microphone. It is also linked to the internet and social media. It has the slow-motion feature that functions at 720p/240fps. The video resolution is very clear with ultra HD videos of high resolution: 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/1 240fps. The touch screen is very sensitive both in and out of its waterproof coat.
It has a waterproof case
It has the ability to take still photos at high speeds
There is an inbuilt microphone
It is highly photosensitive
The waterproof feature is artificial, and not built on.
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When making the choice of what bike cameras to use, features like the mount which saddles the keeps the camera on your bike is of utmost importance. It is pertinent to get cameras with good mounts to avoid having to pick up pieces of the camera after a few rides.
The battery life of your camera is also important. Some cameras have a battery life of ten hours others barely last an hour and thirty minutes. You need to stick to what suits you. There are so many cameras with rechargeable batteries but in the great outdoors, battery power still remains key.
When scouting for bike cameras, it goes without saying that you would want something not too heavy in order to make mounting it easier. The problem is that most lightweight cameras have short battery life. You need to look carefully for something that will tick both boxes: lightweight and substantial battery life at least.
The looping quality of your camera is also important so that you don’t miss out on important moments. Capturing moments doesn’t make sense when it’s done in a blur, hence having cameras with very good resolutions should be top of your list.
Also, cameras that can take still shots while in motion should be favored. You do not want to stop in the middle of enjoying the rush of adrenaline that comes with zooming past trees and down mountains just to take a shot of scenery or a passing animal.
Alex Bristol - Cycle sport content expert
Alex is London Cycle Sports Head of Content and specialises in road bike accessories and general cycling. Alex scours the internet finding the latest product that matches the needs of cyclists across the world. Alex looks at the best bike set ups and sources the newest tech in the cycle industry. Whether its a buyer guide, product review or a general post about bikes, Alex is a trusted source for everything cycle sport.
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