Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Marcos, TX
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Nomad ABS
I've been riding with a cam since about 2010. Whenever I ride by myself, or maybe one other, I'll have it on. My wife knows if I ever go down, get the video! I tell others "it's my attorney". Fortunately, I've never needed it for that purpose. The one I have is a Contour Roam. I chose it over the GoPro for it's size and ease of use. It doesn't have a screen on it and must be attached to a computer to download and/or view the videos. 720p, 1080p and photo capable and it has one simple, large button to turn on and off that can be used with heavy gloves. Also waterproof. Since my use was strictly for "evidence", I didn't need all the features of a GoPro.
My experience is that whatever you get make sure it has a wide view range (the Contour is 170°) and high enough resolution (HD) to read license plates! The wide view range makes scenic captures unappealing, but if you want it for "evidence" you want it to be able to see what you see.
Go for the ride!
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