Why I’m not interested in SENA Prism action camera

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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.

cassette_recorderI 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.

Link to their website.