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Compact camera on helmet

 


inkogneetow  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 2:48 AM
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Probably been asked but I couldn't find anything on it.

Does anyone know of a compact camera with a 2.5mm jack for bite/tongue switch? I've seen the how to article about adding one to a Sony NEX 5/7 but I'm not that confident with my electronics skills. I've also seen one from Olympus but it is a USB connection and I don't know of any compatible mouth switches.

I'm looking for something that will produce higher quality photos than a gopro/contour especially in low light.

Any help is appreciated.


labrys  (D 29848)

Aug 22, 2012, 6:08 AM
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Re: [inkogneetow] Compact camera on helmet [In reply to] Can't Post

Ask in the photo / video forum too.


flow  (D 3019)

Aug 23, 2012, 1:04 AM
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Re: [inkogneetow] Compact camera on helmet [In reply to] Can't Post

Like the previous poster said you could propably get better answers on Video & Camera forum. But I've jumped with Canon IXUS 870 IS. It requires you to load custom firmware to your camera so you can attach blow/bite-switch to cameras USB port.

You can find the firmware here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

Works fine but the rate it takes the pictures is quite slow. More recent camera models might handle that better though.



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