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The 6 Best Motorcycle Helmet Cameras

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Jul 12, 2019

Category: Tech

If you’re an adrenaline junkie of the highest degree, it’s likely that your endeavors will be interesting to others. And now, more than ever, the search for user-generated content has reached its apex. Mediums like Youtube and Vimeo allow individuals to follow, discover, and motivate others through the use of high-quality video. So, whether you’re looking to document your trips, rides, or exploits for yourself, or upload it to the web for others, there’s one important piece of gear that will make all of the difference.

If you want to capture all of your content in the best way possible, you’re going to have to invest in a compact camera system. Unfortunately, finding the perfect lightweight platform isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially when you’re looking for an ideal setup with crisp, clear 4K resolution, and an attachable body that won’t get in your way during your favorite rides. But don’t fret; we’ve gathered some of the industry’s finest helmet cameras for adventurous capture. From renowned brands like Sony and Garmin, all the way to action-oriented juggernauts like DJI and GoPro, we’ve pulled together the quintessential list of helmet-mounted counterparts for your next big ride. So fire up your engine, put on some goggles, and let’s accelerate into our list of the best helmet cameras for motorcycle rides.

Sena Prism Tube

Sena is one of the best-known names in the body camera space, and with the company’s Prism Tube, you’ll find everything you need in an on-helmet recording device, without all of the bells and whistles. That isn’t a bad thing, though; you’ll still be able to capture every moment of your ride in 2K video quality, alongside a 125-degree field of view, single touch start/stop capabilities and HD audio. At 73 grams, this lightweight cam is the perfect companion for your daily commute. Slap it on, press the button, and look forward to the documentation of your favorite rides.

Video Quality: 2K, 1080p
Resistances: Water Resistant, Wind Resistant
Recording Time: 2 Hours

Purchase: $180

DJI Osmo Action

DJI is at the forefront of camera, drone, and gimbal technology. And with the staggering success of the company’s original Osmo, the cinematic giant has decided to offer their very own competitor to GoPro’s compact camera system. The aptly-named Osmo Action is the perfect on-helmet recording device, boasting 4K video capture, RockSteady image stabilization, and front/back-facing LCD screens that make it as easy as ever to check (and compose) your footage. Better yet, waterproof construction and 145-degree vivid capture capabilities ensure that you won’t miss out on the opportunity to document your favorite treks.

Video Quality: 4K, 1080p, 720p
Resistances: Waterproof
Recording Time: 1 1/2 Hours

Purchase: $350

GoPro Hero 7 Black

GoPro’s Hero 7 Black is the camera to beat for many of today’s on-helmet action devices, offering a best-in-class resolution, stability, and quality-of-life capabilities that make it the perfect companion for on-road endeavors. Aside from the implementation of the company’s HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, which gives users gimbal-smooth footage without the need for a lofty setup, the Hero 7 Black boasts a 4K recording capabilities, 12-megapixel photo capture, and a rugged waterproof design that can stand up to a number of nature’s inhibitors. The camera also features hands-free operation, allowing you to control its start, stop, and photo functions with the sound of your voice.

Video Quality: 4K, 1080p, 720p
Resistances: Waterproof
Recording Time: 1 3/4 Hours

Purchase: $350

Sena 10C Pro Bluetooth Camera

Sena’s 10C Pro Bluetooth Camera is a quintessential part of the company’s popularized 10C combination motorcycle camera system, offering exceptional 1080p recording capabilities, time-lapse video, and quality-of-life offerings that make in-transit use a breeze. This innovative package boasts powerful Bluetooth connectivity, so you can send footage to your mobile device for immediate upload, as well as voice-prompted advanced noise control and one-touch operation. Better yet, a durable unibody design ensures above-average water resistance, helping riders to spend more time focusing on the journey, and less worrying about whether or not their on-helmet device is going to be ruined by the elements.

Video Quality: 1440p QHD, 1080p, 720p
Resistances: Water Resistant, Wind Resistant
Recording Time: 1 3/4 Hours

Purchase: $350

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Camera

You might recognize Garmin for the company’s exceptional GPS technology, but what most people don’t realize is that they’re also a valuable addition to the on-helmet recording space. The VIRB Ultra 30 is the navigation giant’s very own action cam, boasting 4K recording capabilities, in-body accelerometers, and detailed documentation of your speed, G-force, acceleration, and hangtime. Three-axis image stabilization helps to refine your shaky footage, while one-touch navigation, a touchscreen LCD, and waterproof body help to set Garmin’s compact camera apart from the competition.

Video Quality: 4K, 2.7K, 1080p, 720p
Resistances: Waterproof
Recording Time: 2 Hours

Purchase: $400

Sony RX0 II

Sony’s RXO II is no slouch when it comes to on-helmet recording, utilizing the company’s renowned video capabilities, lens designs, and technical prowess to bring riders an all-in-one device for every occasion. Like many of Sony’s premium compact cameras, the RXO II features a large one-inch sensor, 15.3-megapixel image capture, and a high-quality Zeiss Tessar T 24mm wide-angle lens for exceptional quality. This crushproof example boasts 4K video capabilities and 120fps, Full HD footage, so you’ll be able to create immaculate edits wherever you go. Quality-of-life features like Sony’s proprietary Soft Skin Effect mode and Advanced Eye Autofocus help users to capture the moment with ease, with a tilt-able LCD brings exceptional composition capabilities to the table for cinematic use.

Video Quality: 4K, 2.7K, 1080p, 720p
Resistances: Waterproof, Crushproof
Recording Time: 1 Hour

Purchase: $700

15 Best Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets

Now that you’ve got an idea for your next helmet-mounted video device, it’s time to find the perfect platform to put it on. Head over to our guide on the best full-face motorcycle helmets for the road-savvy rider.

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