Someone posted a link on FB to a camera I have not heard about before. It is called SENA Prism and makes a lot of fuss about it’s bluetooth capability…
It is an interesting idea… to be able to record sound wirelessly and additionally to record other rider’s voice – this could be useful for multi-riders vlogs. However if you ride on your own most of the time a standard mic port is not really a problem that needs to be solved… I have ridden in crazy rains with Contour+ and Drift Ghost-S and the mic port never was an issue.
Other functionality it offers is a remote control (bluetooth) although it is unknown exactly what will be possible to do with that remote. I’d imagine start stop and mode change will be available. If that is all then that is not a great selling point. My ghost-s does it too and I do not even use the remote, not that useful.
One more is voice commands. Even though it is an interesting idea I cannot imagine why would I need to use this functionality.
Camera records in 1080@30 and 720@30/60. No wow factor here… Claimed battery life is 2h. I do not know if this is with active connections to record voice and use the remote. I imagine not.
I really dislike the looks of this camera… it looks more like something designed in 80’s than in 2014… I have an idea where the designer took his inspiration from…
I like the multi-user voice recording capability that seems to be all…
To summarise… The camera provides many functions that you do not really need, it does not offer any great video stats, the video quality is unknown until people start testing it and it looks like a cassette recorder that you attached to your helmet… I do not know how much they want to charge for this camera but if it is above ?120 then I would be looking for other solutions (I’d prefer to try ROAM3 rather than this one). If you get one – let me know. I really wonder if I was right.
Contour ROAM 3 is apparently on sale… I am a big fan of Contour. I used ROAM2 and Contour+. And although I had problems with ROAM2 (It refused to work with almost every SD card I had) the format of contour cameras and the convenience of use is not comparable to others. Continue reading Contour Roam 3 – innovation or re-heated serving?→
I want to showcase one of the vids I produced last year. It was a crazy idea to go for a ride to couple interestingly named streets in London. I started off by preparing supplies and getting a co-pilot… I was going to a Moon (st) after all…
I was reading some rumours about the planned release of the GoPro Hero 4…. Apparently it is supposed to be
4K @ 30 frames per second,
1080p @ 120fps!!
and 720p @ 240fps!!!!
apparently it is thanks to the new chip: SoC Ambarella A9 (dual A9 ARM Core ? CortexTM-A9 processor 1GHz with FPU accelerator) – whatever it is it must be made by Santa’s Elves as it has some MAGIC!
On top of that Hero 4 is supposed to have a 13-megapixel photosensor with a completely new lens for better low light capabilities! NICE! Winter is coming as they say in Winterfell so riding in the dark will be back into fashion…
I was never a fan of GoPro but this is stunning and is supposed to be released in October… I will seriously consider getting one 🙂