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Gear Junkie POV.HD Review

“I was a member of the media crew during the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, a week-long event, and for the whole time — including a 30-hour trek were I chased the first-place team! — the VIO.HD was at my side. Despite Patagonia’s best attempts to shut it down (wind, rain, rivers, swamps. . . and did I mention the rain!), the VIO kept ticking. Indeed, after most of the media crew had put their cameras away during parts of the race, the VIO stayed out and kept shooting. ” – Sam Salwei – GearJunkie

Men’s Health POV.HD Review

POV.HD review from the May 2011 issue of Men’s Health.


Men’s Health – Brian Deegan POV.HD Review

Motocross rider Brian Deegan reviews top selling point-of-view cameras including the V.I.O. POV.HD for Men’s Health Techlust.

The Money Times POV.HD Review

“The battle to be the ‘numero uno’ in the POV camera market is heating up every day and this new product from V.I.O is surely one of the frontrunner in the race.” – www.themoneytimes.com

London Bikers POV.HD Review

“The POV.HD is V.I.O.’s response to video professionals and riders who demand advanced high-definition video with vibrant colour and superior control that excels in extreme environments. Ideal for both on and off road disciplines that place huge stress on camera equipment.” – londonbikers.com

Uncrate POV.HD Review

Whether you simply want to record your sporting exploits or you’re shooting an FPS film noir, the V.I.O. POV.HD Camera should be at the top of your gear list. Offering a super-wide field of view when shooting in 1080p HD — it’s slightly less when shooting in the slow-mo 60fps 720p mode — the POV.HD also features a shock-, dust-, and water-proof housing, a wireless remote, in-field editing and exposure control, SDHC storage, and the ability to mount to goggles, a helmet, or anywhere else that seems appropriate. – Uncrate

Engadget POV.HD Review

“It’s time for another new entrant into the increasingly crowded pov camera fray, a high-end selection for current or budding professionals — or well-heeled amateurs. It’s the POV.HD from V.I.O. and, if you hadn’t guessed, it shoots footage in high definition. Properly high as it were, up to 1080p30, though it’ll happily make stops at 720p30, 720p60, and even a tasty 1080p24 along the way.” – Engadget

Full POV.HD Review

Military Times Gear Scout – POV.HD Review

“Shoving everything into a single camera body is an exercise in compromise. There’s a limit to what you can fit in a wearable camera and the only way to get high quality video with all the onboard controls and a monitor is two use a two piece system. The VIO runs a small, lipstick style camera attaches by a wire to a handheld unit with a usable monitor and processing power to spare. 720p video at 30 FPS with a 142 degree field of view is par for the market. But add the monitor, loop record feature, in-camera editing and a wireless remote control and is makes the wire seem like like an acceptable inconvenience instead of a deal breaker.” – militarytimes.com

USA Today POV.HD Review

“The POV.HD from V.I.O. is a flexible, rugged, and easy to use point-of-view HD video system. Its two-ounce six-element glass lens captures wide angle video at 1080p at 30fps (or 720p at 60fps).” – USA Today

GoPro HD HERO 960 Review

The GoPro HD HERO 960 is available for purchase now over at The Shop.

GoPro is well known in the industry for making an excellent point-of-view (POV) camera, and they offer the best warranty. With the introduction of their 960 model, GoPro has targeted those camera enthusiasts who want HD quality but don’t have 300 clams. GoPro has trimmed down some of the features from their high-end 1080 model, and is selling this camera at a price well below the competition. At $179, you get beautiful HD video, an excellent assortment of mounts, GoPro quality, and the ability to shoot in extreme conditions including underwater. The main competitors of the GoPro 960 are the Contour HD, Oregon Scientific ACT9K, Drift HD170, and the Epic HD.

Table of Contents for Review of the GoPro 960

Differences between the GoPro 1080 and 960

To offer an HD camera at a very competitive price, GoPro decided to tone down some of the features that certain enthusiasts may not require. First, they reduced the highest resolution setting to 1280 x 960. Unless you have a large HDTV that is over 50”, the normal viewer cannot easily tell the difference between 720, 960, or 1080. Second, they removed the BUS expansion port, which would allow you to connect a GoPro LCD monitor or alternate power source to the camera. I would mention all POV cameras started off without an LCD monitor, and though they are nice to have for playback purposes, users have gotten by without them for years. Lastly, the 960 will only shoot HD at 30 frames per second (FPS). Unless you do a lot of slow motion effects in your final movie production, video shot at 30 fps should be fine for most folks.


Oregon Scientific ATC9k Action Camera Review

Oregon Scientific has upped their game with the introduction of the ACT9K. It incorporates a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor for high definition shooting, includes a nice quality LCD for video playback, and offers the ability to customize a variety of shooting parameters through its onboard menu.  The camera is waterproof to 20 meters, allowing you to shoot in extreme conditions and underwater. It records video onto a MicroSD Card (not included), and stores video files in an H264 format. Its feature set is comparable to the GoProHD and the ContourHD, and is priced at $299.00 USD retail.


Drift Innovation HD170 Action Cam Review

The Drift HD170 is the latest and greatest camera from Drift Innovation, the company who previously brought us the X170. This time around Drift Innovation's camera is packing full HD 1080p video! Other upgrades include a lithium ion battery pack as opposed to AA batteries and support for up to 32GB SDHC Cards.Read Below for a full review of this awesome new camera from Drift Innovation.
X170 action cam

Highlights of the Drift HD170

  • The HD170 delivers full 1080p HD quality video and 5MP photographs
  • Functions can be controlled by a wireless RF remote control
  • A 1.5" screen helps you to line up the perfect shot and to show off your video right away
  • Memory expansion up to 32Gb on an SDHC card
  • Wide angle lens of 127° in 1080p and170° in 720p & WVGA
  • All the mounts that you need are provided, plus it has a metal 8mm mount
  • HDTV component out cable included


Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Camera Review

Tachyon XC Micro Product Review

  1. Introduction
  2. What’s Included
  3. Key Camera Features
  4. Camera Performance and Comparison
  5. Sample Video
  6. Conclusion
  7. Pricing
  8. About HelmetCameraCentral.com
  9. About The Author
  10. Changelog


The Tachyon XC Micro is an entry level helmet camera that is well constructed and waterproof to over 30’. It is built for extreme conditions, and could be used in a variety of sports where rain, snow, water, and mud are a factor. The manual for the XC Micro is only available on-line, so you’ll need to download it to learn how to operate the camera. Its primary competitors in its price range are the Oregon Scientific ACT3K, and the Epic Action Cam. The XC Micro records video in AVI format, and can accept up to a 32GB Micro SD Card. It is relatively compact and runs on (2) AAA batteries. It comes with a universal mount that allows you to secure the camera to the top or side of your helmet. Its CMOS chip boasts low light performance, though it is configured to shoot best during a sunny day. As you will read, I think you will realize that the XC Micro is the best in its class.


H20 Guides

“Everyone is excited about how great the quality is and the ease of operation. Initially the guides had some concern that messing with the camera would distract from their job as a guide. Aaron proved that to be of no concern. As it turns out it is not an interruption to the operations at all, Quite the opposite, it is an enhancement to operations. It proved, as we hoped it would, to be a valuable tool that we can use for training and information for guide meetings. Aaron did a hasty snow pit and all the other guides who couldn’t make it out were able to see his results as if they were there themselves. The power of this product as a tool for safety, training and obviously for entertainment is beyond the scope we imagined.” – www.h2oguides.com

Portable Security


Great article from A&S International on the use of point-of-view cameras for portable security. Download PDF