- Apr 2, 2018
- I ride a
- Yamaha R1
Completely new to this. I’m looking for the best budget beginner camera. Help!
I would like to just start out with a basic camera. I’m not super tech savvy haha. No mic or anything yet. I’d like to get one for under $100.What do you want it to do, do you want it to have an external microphone that you can run into your helmet? What is your budget?
That’s a great tip. Thanks a lot.I don't know about how good these are, but here is an article which may be helpful:
What you want is a super wide angle lens that can record at 1080p 60fps to be able to cope with the speeds bikes go. Some folk say 30fps is fine, and if that is what your budget can stretch to then it is, but you can get some pretty good 60fps action cameras now for sub $100
Battery life is also important, so you will want a camera with a good battery if it is fixed and at least 1hrs life on a changeable battery at the above settings to be useful so you can get a decent ride in before having to change it. The audio will be poop with the mic exposed to the wind so unless it supports an external mic you will probs only be able to make music motovlogs which aren't everyones cup of tea and might restrict your audience. Just because you fit a mic in the helmet, doesn't mean you have to talk to it, it just means you can reduce wind noise so it sounds good and you can hear the bike engine (and you would also be able to speak into it if you wanted to do so in the future!
I can also vouch for SJCAM, I used the previous model, without wifi. All my riding videos, with the current bike, have been done with SJCAM 4000. Though that does not have the 1080p60, still great colors and overall nice video. If you can get a better known brand, used but in good condition, that would probably be preferred though.I used an SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi buefore going to the Drift Ghost S after changing helemts. Its a great camera for just recording but it dosen't have a external mic port so for motovlogging you'd need a voice recorder.
I still have it and just use it for another angle from time to time
Bump to SJCAM. I've used SJCAM 5000X model, and it was a sturdy and good camera. If you can go a little over $150, then I can advise you a Xiaomi Yi 4k.I can also vouch for SJCAM, I used the previous model, without wifi. All my riding videos, with the current bike, have been done with SJCAM 4000. Though that does not have the 1080p60, still great colors and overall nice video. If you can get a better known brand, used but in good condition, that would probably be preferred though.
HI, bro I would like to ask for cam with external mic option, I interested inWhat do you want it to do, do you want it to have an external microphone that you can run into your helmet? What is your budget?
hello I use for my moto and travel vlogs this camera...you can check me at youtube (english subs included) and see at yourself...It has a good image quality a bit shaking but the lack of mic is a disadvantage..although it has a satisfactory mic...I felt I had to shout to be sure that my voice is recorded...It is ok for a beginners camera at this budget...I am waiting for a chin mount to see if it improves..HI, bro I would like to ask for cam with external mic option, I interested in
Mijia 4K Action Camera does it has an external mic option