The best motorcycle helmet camera & helmet mounts


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Motorcycle helmet cameras are becoming quite popular as action cameras get smaller and lighter. So far helmet manufacturers haven’t created motorcycle helmets with cameras built in. But there are tons of small and light action cameras with motorcycle helmet mounts now available to help you attach a POV camera to your motorcycle helmet or other type of helmet.

When choosing a motorcycle helmet camera and mount solution, you’ll want to consider the weight of the camera (too heavy may be uncomfortable to wear on a helmet), the size of the camera, and the angle at which you attach the camera to the helmet. Some people prefer to have cameras that attach to the front of their helmet, and others prefer to attach a video camera to the left or right side of the helmet at a 90 degree angle. Some camera helmet mounts provide articulating arms to allow for side mounting.

Here are some of the best motorcycle helmet cameras and mounts available today:

GoPros with Motorcycle Helmet Mounts

GoPros are probably the most well known action camera out there. They’re small, light, and very high quality. Out of the box, a GoPro won’t attach to your motorcycle helmet, but there is helmet camera mount gear available. Here are a couple possible configurations you might use (you can mix and match too of course):

The GoPro Session or GoPro Hero combined with the GoPro Helmet Front Mount:

Yes, we know those aren’t technically motorcycle helmets but this mount works just as well on any type of helmet. The GoPro Front Helmet Mount works with either the small and light cube shaped GoPro Session, which shoots high quality 1080P HD video weighing only 2.6 ounces, or the GoPro Hero Plus which weighs a bit more but shoots higher quality video.

Here’s another great option to mount a GoPro on a motorcycle helmet:

The GoPro Helmet Side Mount works with either the tiny GoPro Session or the full sized GoPro Hero and is similar to the front mount but the adjustable center joint is articulated at a 90 degree angle so it can easily mount to the side of your helmet instead of the front. Both types of GoPro helmet mounts will detach the arm from your helmet, leaving only the small connector base attached to your helmet so you can easily re-attach the arm and GoPro camera in a few seconds.

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Contour Roam 3 Waterproof HD Video Camera

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The Contour Roam 3 is a great point of view camera for motorcycle helmet mounting. It shoots 1080p video with a built in microphone and is designed to be easily attached to a motorcycle helmet using included mounting gear. Like the GoPro, the Roam 3 is also has a 170 degree ultra wide angle mode to get super wide angle POV footage. And it’s also waterproof up to 30 feet to boot. Records on standard micro SDHC cards, just like the GoPro. The Contour is one of the most popular motorcycle helmet cameras available today.

PowerLead PC6 Mini Sports Camera

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The PowerLead Mini Sports Camera is another one of the best motorcycle helmet mount cameras. It shoots full HD (1080p) and comes with a detachable motorcycle helmet mount to securely attach the camera to your helmet. The PowerLead mini camera also takes still photos like the other cameras on this list, and has a 120 degree wide angle lens.

Records on standard micro SDHC cards, up to 32 gigabytes (no card included).

Campark Bullet Sports Action Camera for Motorcycle Helmet

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If you’re looking for a very small action camera for helmet mounting, the Campark Bullet camera might be your best choice. It’s a smaller motorcycle helmet camera than the other cameras in this list and weighs just 3.2 ounces. It comes with mounting accessories but unlike the other motorcycle camera mounts on this list, this one attaches with velcro, which you might prefer (for weight reasons– it’ll weigh less than any other type of mount), or you might not want (for security reasons because it’s more likely to come off while you’re riding). It also features a one button record switch and takes still photos at 5 megapixels.

Records on standard micro SDHC cards, up to 32 gigabytes (no card included).

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