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    What's the cheapest video camera that's compatible with a Viosport helmet cam..???

    If anyone has any knowledge or experience with digital video cameras and Viosport helmet cams, and is willing to share some info with me, it would be greatly appreciated. I know I need a camera with a video input, but most of the ones I've seen are priced through the roof. If anyone is or has recently been shopping for a video cam, for the purpose of using it with a helmet cam, please help me find a good quality, but inexpensive one.
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    IB will be home soon

    Innocent Bystander got a camera that fit for a little under $300.00. What you are looking for is a video in, and I'd recommend spending a few extra bucks and getting one that has the "lanc" remote, because it really makes turning on/off, stop/start, easier. IB and I both ran helmet cams this weekend at Attitash and had a blast. My sony is large and bulky with the lanc remote, and his is tiny and easy to carry without it, and if we could combine the two, even for an extra $100.00, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    When he gets back home, he'll see this thread and post.

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    yeah, the lanc jack is definately key for the helmetcams.....
    sony seems like the only company that's putting that feature in their
    lower end cameras, so i'd look into openbox sony specials....my friend just got
    a small little '04 sony model for under $200 at bestbuy (openbox)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloutprodux
    yeah, the lanc jack is definately key for the helmetcams.....
    sony seems like the only company that's putting that feature in their
    lower end cameras, so i'd look into openbox sony specials....my friend just got
    a small little '04 sony model for under $200 at bestbuy (openbox)!
    Sweet, thanks guys.

    Will look out for sony with the lanc.
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    hi

    Could you please let me know how much is the Viosport and
    what model is your friends camera?

    I'll be on Snowmass this coming 19th and would love to shoot with a helmet cam.

    there's also the new Samsung for about $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastersonics

    there's also the new Samsung for about $500

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    I've got that one, and it's actually around $600, plus the cost of a new memory card ($85 for 1 GB, about one hour of filming) because the card that comes with it (128mb) holds 5 and a half minutes of video, which isnt enough for most people.

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    hey ajw,
    how's the image quality on that samsung??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloutprodux
    hey ajw,
    how's the image quality on that samsung??
    Yeah, I was wondering the same...

    Kinda sketchy about that thing. Proto model... Sony will probably perfect it next year.
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    there is some discussion in here.
    scroll down and look for FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloutprodux
    hey ajw,
    how's the image quality on that samsung??
    Still pictures are good once you shrink them down, and im quite impressed with the stills from video quality. Heres a few:

    First three are stills, last one is a still from video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw8899
    Still pictures are good once you shrink them down, and im quite impressed with the stills from video quality. Heres a few:

    First three are stills, last one is a still from video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw8899
    Still pictures are good once you shrink them down, and im quite impressed with the stills from video quality. Heres a few:

    First three are stills, last one is a still from video.
    That drop looks just like the ladder drop on Beth Page, LI . wird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw8899
    Still pictures are good once you shrink them down, and im quite impressed with the stills from video quality. Heres a few:

    First three are stills, last one is a still from video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bull
    Thats my drop holmes. Why the Camelbacks?
    We rode the reservoir before heading over there so we had all our gear on us. I guess we just didnt take it off.

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