Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Upstate, South Carolina
Year/Make/Model: 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S
Displacement/CC's: 649 cc
Most action cams also have a Dash Cam mode on them where if supplied power is available (DC outlet) they will just record as much as possible and constantly overwrite the oldest footage. Basically leaves you with the most recent (insert time here, depending on card size and settings) of recording. Not all actions cams can do this but most will, they just might have a different name for it. With that said I think unless you can get a Dash cam for VERY cheap, you might as well go the Action cam route just for versatility, but in the end it comes down to what do you want it to do?
I went with the basic SJ4000 a little over a year ago, chin mounted on my helmet because I wanted to be able to see what I was looking at, not just straight ahead. No mic adapters on this model so its wind noise or nothing, or get an external audio recorder (what I did). Once I've changed the exhaust I'll probably start throwing the mic and recorder in the saddlebag instead of my helmet as I'm not much of a talker. For the price it suits my needs fine, though I'm sure there are better and cheaper models on the market today.
For some examples there's a link to my YouTube in my signature
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