Point-of-view (POV) cameras are hot. They aren’t just a specialty item for extreme sports athletes anymore. They’re everywhere these days – from the handlebars and helmets of our homies on mountain bike trails and at ski resorts – to network TV. There are a growing number of POV camera manufacturers, too – GoPro, Contour, Sony, JVC, Drift, etc. But how do you know which camera is the best?
There are millions of videos to watch on YouTube and Vimeo, but as far as I know, no one has ever done a head-to-head comparison with all the top cameras. So here it is – a serious POV camera shootout. We’re comparing camera features, specs, useability, and mount options. But more important, we set up a controlled back-to-back test of six of the top cameras at the same time so you can see for yourself which cameras are the best. That’s right – I wore that helmet. Go ahead and call me the court jester of POV cameras.
Go to the next page to watch the POV camera comparison video, or use the navigation below to check out information on the cameras or go straight to the conclusion: