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Here are 8 cameras for bicycle and motorcycle riders

Because two-wheelers also need extra eyes

Having your own camera forces you to ride safely. PHOTO FROM INNOVV

We’ve made an article about several of our picks for dashcams for cars. Not to leave out our friends on two wheels, we’ve compiled yet another list of cameras not just for motorcycle riders but also for cyclists and electric kick scooter users.

The easiest way is to mount an action camera to your helmet. However, you’ll have to worry about battery life and wind noise. To deal with the former, you’ll need to carry extra batteries, while you can resolve the latter by buying a wind muff.

If you want the added security of being able to record footage behind you, consider splurging on a 360° camera like a GoPro Max or an Insta360 One R. Manila Bike Commuter uses a GoPro Hero7 Black and a GoPro Max to record his rides.

Granted, most of these cameras are pricier compared to dedicated ones for cars, but you’ll be able to use them outside of your daily commutes. And in the case of the GoPro, while the latest model (Hero 10) is available, buying an older one is still a great solution for getting high-quality footage on a budget.

For those who don’t want to stick a device to their headgear, there are dedicated helmet cameras with additional features (cyclists can use them as well). In addition, motorcycle-specific cameras are also available for those who prefer something discreet.

Once again, we’re listing the cameras’ official prices and following tech specs:

  • Lens
  • Video resolution
  • Power source
  • Display
  • Storage
  • Additional features

May you find the one that is right for you. Have fun!

Yi Action Camera. PHOTO FROM YI

Yi Action Camera (P3,599)

  • 155° field of view
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24/30/48/60fps; 1280 x 720 @ 30/60/120fps
  • 1,010mAh Li-ion battery (up to 90 minutes of 1080p 60fps video)
  • No display (use app to play videos)
  • microSD (up to 64GB)
  • Built-in microphone
  • HDMI port
  • Car dashcam mode

SJCAM SJ4000+ (P4,599)

  • 170° field of view
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps; 1280 x 720 @ 60fps
  • 900mAh battery (up to 90 minutes of 1080p video)
  • 2.0-inch LCD
  • microSD (up to 128GB)
  • Wi-Fi app support
  • Car dashcam mode

Drift Ghost X (P5,000)

  • 140° field of view; 330° lens rotation
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25/30fps
  • 1,500mAh internal battery (up to five hours of 1080p 30fps video)
  • No display (use app to play videos)
  • microSD (up to 128GB)
  • External microphone support
  • Optional external battery pack

Blueskysea DV688 (P9,520)

  • 135° field of view (front and back)
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25/30fps; 1280 x 720 @ 25/30fps
  • No battery (must be hardwired)
  • 2.35-inch display
  • microSD (up to 256GB)
  • Optional GPS
  • Accident detection

GoPro Hero7 Black (P16,000)

  • 149° field of view (SuperView); 102° field of view (corrected video)
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60fps; 2704 x 1520 @ 120fps; 2560 x 1440 @ 120fps; 1920 x 1080 @ 240fps
  • 1,220mAh Li-ion battery (up to 50 minutes of 4K video)
  • 2.0-inch touchscreen LCD
  • microSD up to 128GB
  • Livestreaming
  • Lens attachments
  • Time-lapse mode
  • Photo mode

Innovv K3 (P21,000)

  • 120° field of view (front and back)
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps; 1280 x 720 @ 60fps
  • No battery (must be hardwired)
  • No display (use app to play videos)
  • microSD (up to 256GB)
  • External microphone support
  • Accident detection
  • Parking mode
  • Automatic recording
  • Built-in GPS

Sena 10C Evo (P22,950)

  • 125° field of view; 30° lens rotation
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps; 2560 x 1440 @ 30fps; 1920 x 1080 @ 30/60fps
  • 1,200mAh Li-Po battery (up to 1.5 hours of video and 20 hours of talk time)
  • No display (use app to play videos)
  • microSD (up to 256GB)
  • Intercom (up to four riders)
  • Bluetooth
  • FM radio
  • Photo mode
  • Time-lapse mode
Insta360 One R Twin Edition. PHOTO FROM INSTA360

Insta360 One R Twin Edition (P27,999)

  • Interchangeable wide-angle or 360° lens
  • 4000 x 3000 @ 30/25/24fps; 3840 x 2160 @ 60/50/30/25/24fps; 2720 x 1530 @ 100/60/30/25/24fps; 1920 x 1080 @ 200/120/60/30/25/24fps (wide-angle lens)
  • 5760 x 2880 @ 30/25/24fps; 3840 x 1920 @ 50/30fps; 3008 x 1504 @ 100fps (360° lens)
  • 1,190mAh battery (up to 70 minutes of 4K 60fps video)
  • Touchscreen display (unknown size)
  • UHS-I microSD (up to 256GB)
  • Livestreaming
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • External microphone support
  • Voice control
  • Invisible selfie stick

Sam Surla

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