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A Smaller Version of the Drift HD The new Drift HD includes all of the features of the Drift HD170 (review) — a webBikeWorld favorite — in a smaller form factor. The Drift HD has a few added features of its own, including an updated button layout that makes it even easier to use. The live view …

Snap-on LCD For Your GoPro The GoPro LCD BacPac brings a whole new world of functionality to the GoPro HD video camera (review). It adds a sorely missed live view, a speaker and it also provides a menu system that makes it easier to use the video camera. It’s a “must have” accessory for any GoPro …

A Different Kind of HD Action Cam The Tachyon XC HD is the most disappointing video camera in this comparison because we expected a lot more from it. It’s relatively heavy at 181 grams (6-3/8 oz.) and larger than the others. The video quality, especially in bright sun, is somewhat disappointing and seems consistently underexposed …

Good Results and Reasonable Price But SD Only The Midland XTC-100 VP2 is the ease of use champ in this group and it takes decent quality video but it’s SD only. It tended to overexpose in bright sun in our comparison and it has some lens flare and fairly extreme barrel distortion in some situations. …

Drift HD 170 Video Camera Review The new Drift HD170 offers very good quality 1080p HD video and a rugged form factor designed for outdoor use. It is definitely the easiest to use helmet video camera we’ve tried and the live view comes in very handy. Soon after the Drift X170 video camera review was published on …

GoPro HD Hero Video Camera Review The GoPro HD video camera takes very good quality HD video and decent photos. It has several interesting features, but the menu system seems obsolete compared to the Drift X170 (see Part 2 of this review). The GoPro HD is slightly bulky for use on a motorcycle. Combine the best …

Drift X170 Video Camera Review The Drift X170 has everything going for it…except HD. Too bad, because the form factor, ease of use and the live view color LCD menu screen makes everything else seem so yesterday. We can only hope that Drift will release an HD version soon. In Part 1 of this two-part comparison, I …

VholdR Contour HD Video Camera Review I like the new VholdR ContourHD version of the VholdR video camera much better than the original. It’s easy to use (ditto for the original) and the HD video is surprisingly good — much better than I expected. I can pick a few nits, especially with the QuickTime .mov …

A Wide Angle Faux HD Version of the GoPro What’s not to like?  A 170-degree wide angle lens, 5-megapixel wearable or vehicle mountable camera. Extremely simple to configure and use. Just as simple to play back video or view still shots. My words from the original GoPro HERO camera review published last February, “buy it, …

Kodak Zi6 Video Camera Review What can one get in a HD video device for $179.99 CAD? When it’s the Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, a lot. Small, extremely easy to understand, easier to operate even with one hand and, very power efficient. Add an SD or SDHC storage card and away you can go …

Oregon Scientific ATC2K Waterproof Action Cam Surprisingly good video when the conditions are right. Uses two readily available AA batteries and SD memory. Tiny LCD screen is very useful and displays elapsed time during recording, recording time left and other menu options. Kit comes with several mounting devices, but you’ll probably have to rig up …

The Original GoPro Hero Action Cam Buy it, use it, enjoy it, and if necessary, share it. Be tolerant of its shortfalls and limitations. Be happy, for the price, and for what you get, it cannot be beaten, at least for now. Be prepared, for never-ending comments about its size, look and functionality. While not …

The Original VholdR Action Cam A nice motorcycle video camera with a useful form factor, but now surpassed by more advanced cameras. I’m not sure when the phrase “camcorder” supplanted “videocam”, which is a contraction of “video camera”. But VholdR calls this device a “wearable camcorder”, so there you have it. Wearable is probably stretching …

Gorillapod Flexible Camera Tripod I’ll bet you’re wondering why in the world webBikeWorld has a review on a miniature tripod? What does this contraption have to do with motorcycles?  Stay with me here, because I’m about explain. Neither my wife nor I are what you would call true camera buffs, but we do take a …