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#233623 25-Apr-2018 00:09
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I cycle to work most days and am fed up with drivers not looking properly at intersections.and cutting right in front of my path, resulting in my seeing my life flash before my eyes. My dad died in a car crash and I don’t want my kids saying the same thing. So in an effort to bring to the attention of car and bus drivers how much they need to look better at intersections, I want to record those near misses and replay them back to the drivers. I already chase down the drivers to let them know they almost killed me. Video evidence might drive home the point better.

Anyone have recommendations for a cycle video camera?



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  #2001998 25-Apr-2018 00:12
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I guess you've looked at GoPro? They have lower cost options that still have waterproofing and good picture quality. They certainly have plenty of mounting options available to suit.





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  #2002025 25-Apr-2018 06:58
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Or for a GoPro-esque one without the pricetag. Take a look at one of these:

 

https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/everis-action-camera-1080p/R2298732.html#sr=cameras&start=1

 

I've got it's predecessor, which is branded 3SIXT, attached to my drone.  Here is a vid so you can check picture quality.

 

https://flic.kr/p/ZPz6H1

 

 





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  #2002052 25-Apr-2018 08:38
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@floydbloke thanks for the links. What resolution is your camera? 


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  #2002109 25-Apr-2018 10:42
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Kiwifruta:

 

@floydbloke thanks for the links. What resolution is your camera? 

 

 

1920 x 1080

 

I paid $99 for it.  Not sure if the one I linked to is the exact same manufacturer/specs, etc.

 

PB Tech claim they can still get the exact same one I've got from the supplier:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TAA3SI10148383/3SIXT-Full-HD-WiFi-Sports-Action-Camera-1080P---M6

 

 





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  #2002110 25-Apr-2018 10:46
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There's the Quelima SQ12 which is $30 NZD from Banggood, and you can get a waterproof shell for $8 if you don't mind waiting a few weeks for arrival.

 

The quality's not the best, but it will identify the car make/model/rego and how close they are super wide (155deg) lens.

 

Example from a helmet mount here

 

I have one (without the waterproof case) in Chch if you want to see if before you buy one.

 

Otherwise for a 'full size' action cam as floydbloke said there's the 3sixt 1080p camera for only $60 at Warehouse Stationery

 

There are only a few reviews available, but here's one

 

Of course you could but both, SQ12 for rear facing, and 3sixt for front?


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  #2002159 25-Apr-2018 11:53
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Asking for trouble I think chasing down and hassling drivers. I get why, just don’t think that’s a great idea for your own mental or physical well-being.

If you must...another vote for a go pro. Chest mount has better consistency, but helmet mount gives you the ability to move the view around.




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  #2002194 25-Apr-2018 12:13
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scuwp: Asking for trouble I think chasing down and hassling drivers. I get why, just don’t think that’s a great idea for your own mental or physical well-being.

If you must...another vote for a go pro. Chest mount has better consistency, but helmet mount gives you the ability to move the view around.

 

 

 

If it prevents them hitting me or someone else at a future date, then why not?

 

I'm not going in to pick a fight, although the adrenaline is pumping.


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