The specification of the camera is not great but it’s a budget camera so it’s no Go Pro which are used on shows such as Top Gear. The case is metal and state to be waterproof. There are rubber rings around the 2 screw points. One at the back to access the micro SD card slot, micro USB for charging and accessing the SD card, reset button and one at the front which holds the plastic cover over the camera. The casing feels tough and durable but I’m not sure about the plastic lens cover.
The box contained a lot of accessories such as a (non adjustable) bar mount, Velcro and Velcro straps and belts. The bar mount is made of 100% plastic including the locking screws. There are rubber inserts inside the bar holder but the rubber is not very well formed and can easily fall out if poked.
The Velcro straps and holder are better and include generous amounts. There are pieces which have adhesive on but I’m not sure of the quality.
The recording process would be:
The battery is rated 3.5 hours and I have managed to test it for a non-continuous 2.5-3hours without any problems.
By default the date time stamp should be shown on all recorded videos. To make changes to this perform the following:
Replace YEAR.MONTH.DATE HOUR.MINUTE.SECOND Y 50 with actual date. The Y is a flag to tell the camera to show or hide the date time stamp i.e N or Y. Leave the 50 (not sure what that is for). Example text that should be in the time.txt file:
2011.11.28 13.45.00 N 50
The above code will set the date as 28/11/2011 with a time of 1:45pm and do not show date time stamp.
The transfer rate using the device and supplied USB cable was extremely slow! It was averaging around 715kb/s on a 4GB non rated micro SD card. Also it seems to split the recordings into 30 minute 16 second per file.
Ok it doesn’t show the sound quality but it’s an idea on how well the video function performs.
For the price the camera makes a good throw away camera. It comes with cheap mounts but enough to get someone started. At under £25 + £10+ for the memory card I won’t cry if it breaks.