Video-sharing services like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Niconico Douga are becoming increasing popular as a micro-videoblogging medium, especially because more and more people own smartphones every day. Come across a clever street performance or a particularly talented karaoke number, pull out your mobile phone and hit 'Record', and you've got a two-minute shaky-cam vid that you can then share with your friends (and "friends") all over the world!
This Bike Mini DV Camera is light enough - at 81 grams - to sit in a bike mount on your handlebars, and has a 160-degree 5-megapixel CMOS sensor that takes 1280×720 video or 3200×2400 JPEG photos of your daily (of once-every-couple-days-when-you-work-up-the-motivation) biking trips to new and interesting places you've never visited before. The controls are touch-sensitive, making it easy to change settings in the field, and there's a display that lets you review footage and frame images without having to plug it into a separate display device. A remote control device even takes out the need to touch the Bike Camera to control it, allowing you to flip the camera around to take video of yourself, or setting it on a stand out of reach to take fixed-point footage. Use the voice recorder if you want to record audio but not video.
Once you've gotten home (and taken a refreshing shower), you can take the recorded media directly out of the microSD card (up to 32GB), or plug a USB cable into the mini-A port on the camera and mount it as an external card reader - or, if you want to show off your trip to friends and family, connect it to the RCA port or the HDMI port on your high-def flatscreen TV.
For your next trip, leave your handlebar camera seat at home and pick from one of two other mounting units that come with the Bike Mini DV Camera: a belt-clip attachment that you can clip onto the sun visor of your car or shopping cart; and a tripod socket module for compact cameras or toycamera (or, if you really want to, SLRs) that attaches to the handlebar mount; additionally, the Bike Mini DV Camera itself has a tripod socket compatible with tripods and other third-party mounts that use the same screw. Black pouch also included.
Width 50mm × Height 85mm × Depth 23mm (1.97 in × 3.35 in × 0.9 in)
5-megapixel CMOS with 160-degree view
40MB internal memory; microSD card (up to 32GB)
TRRS video-out jack (for RCA cable); mini-A USB port; mini HDMI port