Tuesday, January 6, 2009
A couple of years ago I bought one of Oregon Scientific's little helmet cams to use while kayaking. Several of the videos I subsequently posted on YouTube were made using the handy waterproof camera. Since that time there have been a couple of upgrades, specifically enabling the use of larger capacity SD memory cards and now comes another improvement.
The original cameras did not have very good sound capture nor did they have a view-finder of any kind. I'm not sure if the sound problem has been solved with the more recent versions, but now there is a view-finder of sorts to help when aiming the camera. I also note in the specifications, that the field-of-view has been widened to 53° which can be useful on a kayak where seeing more of the action taking place in the near distance is helpful. Another feature of the new camera is a remote control. There is no detail on how this works, but I see lots of neat things to do with this feature!
Having moved on to other more versatile cameras, I probably won't be getting this one, but with a price just over $200 US, it would appear to be a painless way to enter the business of making kayak videos and remote control does looks interesting.