Motorcycle mounted camera test

Have finally managed to get myself an action sports camera, not quite the Go-Pro but a good stepping stone none the less.

I purchased a Polaroid XS7 Hi-Def Sports Video Camera. Upon getting it yesterday and the first one having a slight issue I received it’s replacement today.

I mounted the bracket to my motorcycle and went for a bit of a ride to try it out. While the camera itself is very good, the vibration is not. As you can see in the video, I do need to re-think my mount positioning as I managed to pick probably the worst place on the bike for it.

I’ll be re-positioning the mount and looking at more shock mount options to remove the vibration completely over the coming weekend.

I muted the sound in the video as again, my positioning meant the bike actually over drove the poor little microphone on the camera. I tested this in the car and I was impressed with the overall quality, Yes you can say the Go-Pro is better, but given that the Polaroid was 3/4 of the price I think it’s a pretty neat little camera.

Warning: This video is a little over 4 minutes long, you won’t get that back in your life. Though future videos done on the bike, will be of a lot better quality and hopefully worth watching.

About kimberly 190 Articles
I'm an Electronics Service Technician by day. By night I'm an Application Developer, Embedded Software Developer, Mountain Biking chic. Currently starting to put together some home automation projects which I'll be posting progress on the site.

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