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    We have a winner: Epic wide vs. Tachyon Micro

    I just finished my full review, you can check it out here:

    http://www.helmetcamreview.com/MicroCams.htm

    If you want the bottom line: Tachyon Micro takes the win

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    Great review but in the world of Cheap HD mini cams, are these cams even relevant any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker
    Great review but in the world of Cheap HD mini cams, are these cams even relevant any more?
    For a little while longer I think (technology IS fast isn't it!). Especially for an excellent quality standard video at $129 (Tachyon Micro)... for HiDef you are talking $250 - $300.

    I personally certainly prefer to shoot in HiDef, but some may not be able justify the extra $$

    Also how many people really edit and publish HD DVD's or BluRay for friends, family or whatever. You also need a half way decent computer to deal with HiDef... It's what forced my hand in buying a new desk top

    Pose this question in another 6 months or year and I'll probably have a different opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade
    For a little while longer I think (technology IS fast isn't it!). Especially for an excellent quality standard video at $129 (Tachyon Micro)... for HiDef you are talking $250 - $300.

    I personally certainly prefer to shoot in HiDef, but some may not be able justify the extra $$

    Also how many people really edit and publish HD DVD's or BluRay for friends, family or whatever. You also need a half way decent computer to deal with HiDef... It's what forced my hand in buying a new desk top

    Pose this question in another 6 months or year and I'll probably have a different opinion
    LOL! I hear ya, i just kicked out almost 2k on a new laptop last week to work with the new 1080p contourHD.

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    I've added another test video, this time in sunny conditions, no change in my opinion however, here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R51OmLQZDwY
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    Let me create a composite video of the ContourHD, GoPro HD, the Oregon Scientific and the Tachyon...it tells all!

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    The Tachyon Micro looked great- yeah I am not blowing anymore cash on computers at this stage so the cheaper solution Tachyon Micro fits my bill perfectly. Especially with a Cannell Plunge ride planned for late spring if thawed. Thanks.

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    the quality of the tachyon micro looks exactly the same as the 2010 xc cams which is good, think i will add one to my collection for the summer (2010editors kit and older xc cam)

    as far as other new cameras go..bet there not as tuff as a tachyon..i had a 2010 xc fall of the back fender of my motorbike at 70 mph and it bounced down the tarmac road..luckily i found it in the roadside and it had just a few scuffs and had switched off...still going strong
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