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Has anybody had a chance to use the new goggle cams?  I'd appreciate any advice on which one to purchase.  I'm not particularly concerned about saving money; I just don't want to waste money on a bad one.  I'm considering the

Liquid Image XSC 338BLKApex Series Snow Goggle Waterproof Video Camera that Amazon is selling for $299.99.  It's just on the market so probably no one has used that one but possibly someone has had experience with other Liquid Image models.

 

post #2 of 10
Not a fan of goggle cameras. The footage is usually pretty bad because goggles vibrate a lot when you ski. Had the contour goggle mount and it just wobbled too much. Helmet mount was a lot more secure. The footage with the goggle mount was not watchable. The footage with the helmet mount was. YMMV.
post #3 of 10
Looks like that'll also interfere with helmet fit.
post #4 of 10

At least with Amazon you can return it if you don't like it.  But I would recommend buying either a Contour or GoPro if you want good quality video.

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Zeal's Ion is the only model I know of currently that is relatively easy to find with a camera mounted into the frame itself.  Looks like the Amazon offer is out of stock?

 

http://www.zealoptics.com/ion.html

 

Haven't worn one (nor have any plans to) so can't report with any first hand use, but it may suit your wishes.  Worth a look at any rate.

 

Cheers

 

B~

post #6 of 10

I have a pair of the first gen Liquid Image goggles and they are amazing. I like them much better than the Contour 1080. They don't wobble because the lens is inside your goggle lense and the footage I've taken is great. I just wish I had the 1080 version.

 

I have the Summit 720 but I want this one real bad:

 

http://www.liquidimageco.com/products/model-338-apex-hd-series-video-camera-snow-goggle-hd1080p

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Originally Posted by Brian Lindahl View Post

Not a fan of goggle cameras. The footage is usually pretty bad because goggles vibrate a lot when you ski. Had the contour goggle mount and it just wobbled too much. Helmet mount was a lot more secure. The footage with the goggle mount was not watchable. The footage with the helmet mount was. YMMV.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Brian Lindahl View Post

Not a fan of goggle cameras. The footage is usually pretty bad because goggles vibrate a lot when you ski. Had the contour goggle mount and it just wobbled too much. Helmet mount was a lot moe re secure. The footage with the goggle mount was not watchable. The footage with the helmet mount was. YMMV.

Thanks for the help.  I wasn't aware that there is such a thing as a goggle mounted camera.  The one that I'm talking about is a goggle with a camera contained within it; not mounted on it.  I really wish that a helmet manufacturer would come up with a helmet that had the camera built right in.  There would be plenty of room for the electronics without interfering with the effectivness of the helmet and the lense would just have to be built into the front of the helmet

post #8 of 10

They aren't very good. I demoed a pair last year. They do not fit in your helmet nicely!

post #9 of 10

I have a pair of Liquid Image goggles and don't have any issues with vibration or fit.  The footage is great and I don't have a box sticking off the top of my head.  I don't have them in front of me so I don't know which model but I paid $300 for them last year.

post #10 of 10

I have the Contour and haven't had vibration issues with the goggle strap mount.  You can also mount it to a ski pole for the on the chairlift shots.  The Liquid Image camera/goggle looks great, but I have no experience with it.  Here is a photo of of the Liquid Image goggle:

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