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Summary The C5 single-channel camera system is a newer offering from INNOVV providing a lot of desirable features for powersports activities, particularly motorcycling enthusiasts, at a reasonable price. Compact and ruggedized, the modular-based Innovv C5 provides a sealed waterproof lens, an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable, and a dedicated protective power supply …

Part 2: The GoPro Wide Helmet Hero Video Camera Kit Rick’s Take I also came into possession of a GoPro Wide camera recently. Bottom line? I agree with all of HBC’s findings in Part I of this review. The GoPro Wide is super-easy to use right out of the box and the wide angle lens …

We Get Hands-On to Review Awesome Motorcycle Video Cameras… … And Compare them By Price, Video Quality, Ease of Use, Accessories & More This page includes a listing of our motorcycle video camera reviews and accessory reviews. The “perfect” motorcycle video camera hasn’t yet been invented, and mounting can be an issue, so keep that in mind when …

Tiny-Mini & Cheap Action Cam? Definitely the cutest and most fun of any camera in this comparison, but the AEE MD80 is more of a novelty than a serious motorcycle video camera. Its benefits are the small size and ease of use, along with the included 2 GB MicroSD card. With a little bit of …

Motorcycle Camera Mounts Reviewed The mounts that come with most motorcycle video cameras are semi-useful for mounting the camera to a helmet but not the motorcycle. Suction cup style camera mounts are readily available and they can be used for a sturdier mounting arrangement. These are available under a variety of brand names, including the …

Is It an Action Cam? The AEE HD50 is kind of a hybrid hand-held action camera that definitely isn’t made for motorcycle use. But, it has the best video quality in this group, about the equal of the GoPro Hero HD (review) or the Drift HD 170 (review). This was a surprise, as we took a complete chance …

A Cheap GoPro Clone The SJCAM SJ4000 action camera is a pretty close copy of the GoPro Hero series. But it’s about 1/3 the price. I’m guessing neither GoPro or SJCAM will like that comparison, but there it is. In fact, the SJ4000 is so close in shape, size and format that it fits in …

Easy and Simple Video The new Sena Prism Tube action camera is super easy to use and takes outstanding quality video. It also includes the best action camera helmet mount in the business. That makes all the difference in the world for both ease of use and getting the video you want. The Tube includes …

A Front and Rear Video Recording System The INNOVV K1 front and rear onboard video recording camera system is an outstanding example of the technologies and capabilities available to motorcyclists today. It is a complete front- and rear-facing video camera and recording system (aka “dash cam”), featuring well-made components. The K1 on-board camera recording system …

A 360° Motorcycle Dash Cam Setup I’m a long time regular webBikeWorld reader and I’ve been closely following the action camera reviews and the Bluetooth intercom reviews for some time. The do-it-all Sena 10C (review) sure grabbed my attention, as did the INNOVV C3 action cam (review) and the Mobius action cam (review). I went “all in” and I learned a few things and …

A Sophisticated Yet Inexpensive Action Camera The Mobius Action Cam is one of the best bargains going. It takes good quality 720p or 1080p video and it’s small and light weight (56 g with mount). The best part may be the software, which allows extensive customization of the settings. There are many user-definable options that …

Remote Lens With Continuous Recording Option The INNOVV C3 action camera is a bit different from some of the other motorcycle video cameras we have reviewed on webBikeWorld. This one separates the camera body or “brain” from the lens with a 1.5 meter long cable. The C3 comes with a 120-degree wide angle lens and a narrower …

Outstanding Video Quality and Ease of Use The ReplayXD Prime X has the same low-profile form-factor as the ReplayXD 1080 reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2011. That camera won a webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Award in 2011. The rugged aluminum tube shape and easy-to-use format remains and the Prime X version has a “Hyperion CinePrime X Lens” …

An Action Camera “System” for Motorcyclists The Sena Prism is a solidly built, Bluetooth 4.0 action camera, first introduced on webBikeWorld in the Sena Prism preview from October 2013. The Prism records video in 1080p at 30fps; 720p at 30 or 60fps and 480p at up to 120fps. Voiceovers can be recorded using Sena or other brands …

A Ricoh/Pentax Waterproof, Ruggedized Action Camera The new Ricoh WG-M1 expands the company’s “WG” point-and-shoot camera lineup with a new form factor. The WG-M1 looks rugged and it is. It doesn’t need a water-resistant housing to achieve its IPX8 rating for immersion to 10 meters (32.8 ft.). It’s also shock resistant, rated for a “Method …

A Tiny Action Camera Takes Surprisingly Good Video The new Polaroid Cube action camera is tiny. And yes, it’s pretty darn cute. There’s no getting around the cuteness factor but, of course, cute isn’t enough. No problem, because the little guy actually takes surprisingly good quality video! That fact is a testament to how far …

Sena Prism Action Camera Preview (October 16, 2014) – The Sena Prism action camera (review) is finally year and will be released in November, according to Sena. The camera, which will be called the “Prism”, will feature Bluetooth 4.0 for audio recording via a Bluetooth intercom. The Bluetooth capability allows the user to control the camera by …

A True GoPro Competitor The BlackVue Sport SC500 action camera takes excellent quality video and photographs that is better than most action cameras we have reviewed. The videos from the SC500 have a noticeably wider exposure range than is usually found in this type of video camera. Also, the colors are accurate and the video …

Garmin VIRB Action Camera Preview The Garmin VIRB is brand new and ours just arrived yesterday. The battery is still charging, but here are a few very quick pics and initial impressions. A full webBikeWorld review will be coming soon and we’ll compare the Garmin VIRB with the GoPro Hero 3 (review). It seems like everybody …

Garmin Makes An Action Camera The Garmin VIRB action camera is built like a brick with excellent overall construction. It’s also relatively heavy and we discovered that this has implications when mounting the camera. Overall, we’re disappointed with the video quality of the Garmin VIRB and we hope that Garmin can and will correct the …

Excellent HD Video Choice The Midland XTC-300 VP4 continues Midland’s tradition for ease of use, now in HD. The XTC-300 has surprisingly good video for a camera in this price range The colors are very accurate and the exposure is perfect in daytime lighting conditions. The camera also couldn’t be easier to use, with its …

Outstanding Video With the GoPro Quirks The new GoPro Hero3 delivers the goods, no doubt about it. In fact, we named it our Motorcycle Action Camera of the Year for 2012. The Hero3 Black Edition has the best video quality by far of any motorcycle video camera we’ve reviewed. That’s the good news. Not all is rosy, …

Excellent Quality Video With Mounting Issues The brand new JVC GC-XA1 is also our new class leader for motorcycle “action” camera video quality. The video it takes is sharp and very nicely exposed, with smooth gradations and good response times when moving back and forth in shadows and light. The camera is also very easy …

More Motorcycle Video Camera Mounts Four more suction cup mounts that just don’t work very well for motorcycle video cameras. Someday, hopefully, someone will develop a better solution for mounting a camera on a helmet or bike. Motorcycle video camera manufacturers just don’t get it. Making a great little camera isn’t enough — if it …

Delkin “WingmanHD” Review The new Delkin “WingmanHD” video camera has a few interesting features and, for the most part, it captures very good quality video. The accurate color rendition and excellent exposure management are class-leading, but the camera has a few quirks that keep it from top billing. But it’s a good first try from …

Delkin WingmanHD Action Video Camera November 2011 – Delkin, the manufacturer of memory cards, USB card readers and the Fat Gecko line of camera suction cup mounts (review) has announced the “WingmanHD” video camera. UPDATE: See the wBW Delkin WingMan HD review. The Wingman HD is claimed to be “the lightest weight action camera in the world”, according to the …

Good Quality Video, Nice Form Factor The new Replay XD1080 video camera captures excellent quality HD video. It’s beautifully constructed with an anodized aluminum body and the kit comes with a nice selection of accessories. The camera control system uses a clever design that’s easy to use and the camera has a few nice features …

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 …

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 …