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DogCam Bullet HD Good for POV Recording, Not Much Else

Posted in Low Cost with tags , , , , on October 11, 2012 by zackduncan

DogCam Bullet HDAs far as simplicity goes, the Bullet HD is about as simple as they come. All in all, the camera comes with a lens at one end and a mini USB port, MicroSD cad slot and microphone at the other, all covered by a screw on cap. In addition to that, there is a button in the middle and that’s pretty much it.

What’s more is that the HD bullet is also pretty small. The entire camera only measures 78mm long and 22mm in diameter and only weighs 36 grams. The little guy is so light, in fact, that you can attach it to almost any surface with simple self-adhesive Velcro patches. What’s more is that there are enough pieces in the box to attach the camera to a helmet or goggles, just in case you want some first person action shots.

The one downside is that you don’t get a whole lot of settings and modes with the Bullet HD. Basically, you push the button to start and hold the button to stop while the LEDs along the side of the lens tell you what the camera is doing.┬áThe camera is pretty straightforward, though some user reviews have complained at the lack of auditory beeps when recording starts and stops and that the button is too small.

Picture quality is HD, though it isn’t full 1080p HD but 720p, and the picture quality also struggles in low light. Plus, even though the camera has been given a “wide” description, the field of view is actually pretty narrow at only 135 degrees.

This camera wouldn’t be the best for surveillance situations, unless you were doing some cool covert spy surveillance. On the flip side, the camera is good for POV recording and other quick, handheld recording situations.

Source: bikeradar.com – DogCam Bullet HD Wide camera review

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