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What is you opinion on the best deal on a helmet cam? I see some good looking deals on cams on e-bay. What do you think? Any help would be great! Thanks!

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You sort of get what you pay for in regards to helmet cameras.

I would go with viosport.com or other quality websites to get something.

They have great accessories which is sort of most important.

Good wide angle lenses, straps, parts, etc.

Just be sure to get at least a 480 TV lines camera. 520 preferred.

From there on it is just the accessories you can get or how you want to hook the thing up.

But also be sure you actual CAMCORDER has a LANC input and get a LANC cable.

Otherwise it is a 60 minute Mini DV tape and you are stuck recording the whole time.

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There are people dumping their old camera's on ebay. Helmetcamera.com and twenty20, but those are 380 line. Of coarse they don't say that in their write-up. They also won't print that as one of the questions either. You have to ask if it isn't printed. 480 line or better is a good bet. Depending on where you mount it the camera might have some moisture problem. There was a guy out here asking about that early this week. You could possibly treat the lens with an anti-fog treatment (inside). Just make sure that your camera works with the external camera. The LANC control is a nice thing to have, saves tape and your battery.

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Just stick to like a Sony EX helmet camera whether it is on ebay or wherever.

But the accessories are just as important. Most ebay ones don't have all the accessories, etc.

If you can get a Sony EX with 500 tv lines and decent accessories for like $225-250 on ebay, then get it.

Other sites like helmetcamera.com, twenty20.com, viosport.com have this for $300+.

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if you dont have a camcorder yet

pay attention to what you look for on ebay

i bought a canon zr40 on ebay

my buddies cam for his helmet cam is a cannon zr80

wich is newer but doesnt have the lanc capability

and mine does

he uses a extra length battery and i dont

i get more actual footage iwth mine

lanc is a must

and a mic with our helmet cam is a must

when it comes to the actual helmet cam

dont be cheap spend the 200 bucks or what ever it may be and buy the 520 wide angle

i actuallyl got footage of me riding on a single track trail going 30 mph

and another guy going about the same speed in opposite direction

we nearly missed each other ! our handle bars hit close enough to make a smack noise on the tape but neither one of us ate it

and of course i found out it was one of my customers ( i drive truck)

i deliver to each day lol

helmet cams are great

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