The recently launched Indiegogo project Camile Bike Camera with GPS allows cyclers to log their activities as well as record their rides. Based out of Hangzhou, China, the camera includes both still photo and video capture capabilities with a 140º wide-angle lens to record in 1080pHD at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Riders can instantly download, self-edit or stream their footage within seconds from any mobile device. The company did a cloud sourcing campaign and raised more than $19,000 for development.
Prices ranges from $89 to more than $4,000, depending on the features you desire.
For our eight-mile trip we tested out the basic model and it took us awhile to test in Maryland after enduring 30-days of rain.
The Camile Bike Camera/GPS had its moments on our adventure.
The picture quality as you can see sometimes appears to be hazy, but at other times it served its purpose.
The fish eye-lens is one of the outstanding features, which can pick up a broader range. The camera is very easy to use but setting up is a little difficult. The directions did NOT come in English – which makes it difficult to figure all the functions that the camera can do.
Installation is fairly easy. But at times during the ride, it could not hold its own weight throughout the ride. We had to adjust it at least five time during the eight mile ride because it continued to shift upward.
The worst part of the camera was the sound. It picked up so much wind noise you could not even hear us talk to passer-bye as we alerted them when we rode past runners and walkers. The camera is very responsive to movement but shook pretty badly over excessive bumps.
The camera also comes with some great features.
It takes similar features offered by GoPro and Garmin and combines them into one camera. It comes ins red, yellow, dark grey, green, and blue. The Camile Bike Cam w/GPS bike also boasts a 3-hour shooting time, training plan, call alert, time-lapse photo capturing capability and more.
The manufacturer says it offers electronic image stabilization. It also has a 3D positioning by using the GPS with 6 axis motion sensor and altimeter along with advanced fusion algorithms.