Recent years have brought modern trends and technologies to every aspect of our lives. Some of the biggest changes have been brought to transportation, one of which are cameras. Dash cameras in cars and trucks, as well as helmet cameras for motorcyclists are more and more common on the roads around the world. In this article, we will check out some of the best helmet cameras you can purchase in 2019. Read on to learn more!
1. GoPro Hero 7
The GoPro brand needs no introduction. The brand is the most famous in the industry when it comes to action and adventure cameras. All of their models are waterproof and shockproof, and come with tons of add-ons, attachments, and mounts. Other high-end features are also there, and this camera was described as the camera for a social age. The Super Photo feature and live streaming to Facebook are some of its best traits, and it shoots 4K videos at 60 frames per second.
For photographs, it gives you 12 mega pixel with each one. It also has a super slow motion video 1080p format at 240 fps. With this, you can slow down the video by eight times, and create some epic, funny, and interesting moments. HyperSmooth Video Stabilization is there too, and it really does the work. The interface is new, and as everything else, it is much better than on the Hero 6. Without a doubt, this is the best all-around action camera on the market, and as such, one of the best helmet solutions you can find.
2. Sena 10C-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera
This unique camera offers you a special combination of photography and video recording, as well as immense communication system with modern features and tech. The camera and Bluetooth mix means this is the first helmet camera in the world that has a communication system. It records videos in full HD, 1080p at 30 fps, and 720p videos at 60fps. The stills hot image capture is 3.5 MP, and there are burst and time lapse modes. Details are great and the clarity is superb with this model.
The user can also communicate with other bikers on the road, as long as they are in the range of 1.6 km. If they do not have any Sena gear, the system allows synchronization with other Bluetooth headset brands too. The unibody design is great and innovative, and different modes are available. Voice feedback and prompts exist, and everything is easy to use and install. Last but not least, it is a water resistant helmet camera.
3. GoPro HD Helmet Hero
If you want a GoPro model specifically made for biker helmets, here is the model for you. This is one of the most popular models, and for very good reasons. The build quality is superb while the high-tech specifications include crystal clear and crisp video and image quality. You can record videos in 1080p, 960p, and 720p, the last of which is done at 60 fps with a slow motion playback available.
The sound is also high quality, as the manufacturer treated the model with a super-clear sound without any extra noise like the ever-present wind. A wide-angle lens comes in the box that helps you record at 170 degrees for spectacular coverage of your surroundings. What is more, you get a semi-indestructible polycarbonate housing that protects it from cracks. The camera is resistant to water up to 8 feet of depth.
4. YI 4K Action and Sports Camera
This is another high-end helmet camera equipped with everything you need for your daily motorcycle sessions. It is versatile, reliable, and easy to use. Some of the things it uses include the A9SE75 chip, a Sony IMX377 sensor, and seven layers of high quality glass lens. All of this helps the camera capture breathtaking video and photos. At 30 fps, it records ultra-clear and detailed 4K videos. Images it makes are vibrant, even at low light. The battery life will never be a problem, as it offers 1400 mAh. The battery is a lithium-ion, rechargeable and removable.
Translated into teal time, it gives you around 120 minutes of 4K 30fps video recording. The touch screen display is protected with Gorilla Glass, and it is a 2.2” LCD with a 640×360 resolution. If you like social media, you will love the Bluetooth option and the crazy-fast 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi features, for an instant sharing option through the brand’s Yi Action application. You can edit and livestream your videos and images to your favorite platforms. A potential problem is that you do not get a waterproof casing nor a mount in the box.
5. 4K Sports Action Camera
Here is another amazing solution for a helmet camera, especially if you need something easy to control and use. This camera has a simple and friendly user interface, and you will be able to figure out everything in a second. The camera is 16 mega pixel, and it records videos in 4k at 30 fps, but only for 90 minutes until the battery needs a recharge. At 60 fps however, you can record 1080p videos for longer and get splendid quality and smooth, jitter-free videos. You can also use it as it charges.
The body is waterproof, so you can use in in a variety of weather conditions. Surfers, swimmers, and divers love this model, and so do the bikers. Furthermore, the camera has a Wi-Fi feature available that gives you more control over the device. Paired with a dedicated app, you have everything readily available. There is also a remote control for a 15-meter distance use. A 170-degree view is there as well, as are different bundles of accessories and mounts.
6. Campark ACT74 Action Camera
In terms of video quality, still images, functionality and accessories, this is a solid helmet camera option. Everything it offers is available at an affordable price, making this a desirable value product on the market. As such, it is also a budget option. This is one of the smallest models here, fitting easily in your palm. You will be able to pack it anywhere and bring it along wherever you go. Except this, you can change the settings thanks to the 2” HD display with a user-friendly menu.
An extra-wide fisheye lens is included too. With this camera, you can capture video in 4K at 30 fps, in 1080p at 30 fps, and in 1080p at 60 fps. The battery life is among the longest, at 180 minutes of continues operation. There are multifunctional accessories and mounts too, for bike, chest, motorcycle, wrist, helmet, and many other uses. A Wi-Fi remote comes in the package too. Video and photo sharing is possible to social media platforms, and the device is compatible with Androids and iOS devices. Lastly, it is waterproof up to 30 meters, or 98 feet.
7. AKASO EK7000 4K Sports Action Camera
If you are a professional, this camera may be what you need on your travels. It is very affordable, but still offers top-notch features and specs. The video and photo quality are on a pro level, the casing is waterproof, and the connectivity options are amazing. Therefore, it can compare well and go head to head with each one of the other entries on our list. The photos are up to 12 MP with a 4608×2592 resolution and impeccable clarity.
When it comes to video material, the UHD 4K option is there of course. The camera captures 4K videos at 25 fps, or 2.7K videos at 30 fps. Social media sharing can be done, as you are able to post your work on Facebook, Twitter, send it through email, or in any other way thanks to the Wi-Fi feature. It easily connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. You can also use it to control the camera remotely, from a maximum distance of 15 meters. There is a 2.4 GHz wireless remote included and a Velcro wrist strap for more control. The battery is a 1050 mAh lithium-ion, which charges on a dual dock charger. A full battery gives you a total of 90 minutes of operation. In addition, the camera is waterproof.
8. Fire Cam 4K 32GB
This action camera was designed specifically for the firefighter brigades. Because of this, we do not need to speak a lot about its durability and safety features. It is water resistant and temperature resistant. Among the rest of Fire Cams, this is the best model. It has a new Sony lens and an awesome slow motion mode in 1080p at 60 fps.
In addition, it also records in 4K at 24 fps. As such, it is suitable for the use in many different occasions and scenarios. It is only 4 ounces, easy to use, and easy to mount. Compatible with smartphones, the camera can be controlled through the Wi-Fi feature on Apple and Android applications. All in all, this is a handy and compact camera.
9. YI 4K Plus Action and Sports Camera
Here is another model by this brand. It is among the best action cameras ever made, and the very first to record in 4K in 60 fps, twice as many frames per second as the competition. It also uses the brand new Ambrella H2 SoC, and one of the best things about it is that it consumes rather low amounts of power.
Electronic image stabilization is there to protect your recording from knocks and bumps, and when your bike is in other ways unsteady. The weight is only 93 grams, and you will never feel its presence on yourself. For maximum convenience, it is easy to use and install, and the settings and modes can be switched without any trouble. Some of these are also reserved for true pros. The touchscreen display is 2.2” protected with Gorilla Glass, and it provides playback, preview, and fast control options. For your livestream convenience, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to RAW image capture is possible. Sadly, it is not waterproof, and the mounts sell separately.
10. Sena Prism Tube 4.0 Action Camera PT10-01
The last entry on our list is also the second Sena model we have for you today. It is similar to the Fire Cam in design, and very lightweight, only 75 grams. The video quality is amazing, and it captures them in 1080p at 30 fps. With a single touch of a button, it goes into picture mode. Mounting is very easy to do, and it can easily fit on any helmet. The quality and performance are both exceptional, while the colors it offers are vibrant and nicely balanced.
Also, you can record with a 125-degree field of view, not as wide as some of the competitors, but still quite wide. In addition, the camera can rotate up to 360 degrees. There is also a microphone built inside, as well as a speaker. They allow you stunning sounds and clear voices in videos. To make every video clear and easy to enjoy, the camera has a noise reduction mechanism that eliminates ambient noises and interference. Overall, this is a great choice for any biker who wants a great device to record their adventures.