Gear Box: Another Adventure Cam!

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Yesterday I made a post about a tiny video camera that you could wear while skiing/hiking/climbing/whatever to capture your m ore adventurous moments. Today, Rick over at the Hike Half Dome Blog sends word of an alternative camera that does the same thing for less.

The camera is called the Digital Hero 3 from GoPro Camera and it comes in multiple flavors that can be mounted on a helmet, car, or wrist. The camera itself runs just $140 and and weighs in at 4.5 ounces. Furthermore, it is waterproof down to 100 feet and is designed to take a licking on the trail. It saves your videos to SD cards, which are cheap, convenient, and can withstand the elements, and has a number of options such as the ability to take a 3 megapixel image every 5 seconds or filming constantly for 3 hours straight, so you have multiple ways of capturing your adventure.

While I have to admit, the VholdR camera from yesterday looks sexier and more polished in it’s design, it’s pretty tough to beat the Digital Hero 3 when it’s half the price. Check out sample videos here, then begin planning your next YouTube opus.

Kraig Becker

7 thoughts on “Gear Box: Another Adventure Cam!”

  1. Oooo! I dig that this one can take time-lapse. That’s a fun little feature, especially for longer treks or big climbs.

  2. You can’t resist these little gadgets can you! 😉

    But yeah, time lapse is a pretty cool option. I wonder if you can set the increment. It would be great if you could set it from 5 seconds to 1 minute with 5 second increments in between. Cool feature.

  3. As an unabashed gear head and gadget freak, I salute you my brother! 🙂

    I’m kind of digging on these cameras too. The one from yesterday looks a bit less intrusive and better designed, but as I said in the post, it’s tough to beat the price on this one.

  4. You can’t go wrong for $140 bucks. I’d buy one just to mess around with. Kind of like a Flip Cam, but way more rugged. I bet it works better, too.

  5. Agreed. And for $140 you at least get a 3MP camera, not to mention all the other features. Water proof to 100 feet is nothing to sneeze at either. Usually it’s like 3 feet.

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