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The Best Motorcycle Helmet Cameras to Relive Every Ride

Michael Parrotte

Michael Parrotte

The best motorcycle camera is designed for attachment to the helmet to capture the most incredible adventures, incidents, and accidents on the road. In that sense, connect to your helmet and record the riding excursions in Full HD, 4K, 5K, or 5.3K—whether for safety, learning, or fun—with these 4 best motorcycle helmet cameras:

  1. GoPro Hero 10 Black – Superior color technology
  2. Insta360 ONE X2 – Perfect for both 360° and traditional wide angle-action recordings
  3. Sena 10C EVO – Best camera with communicator
  4. Cambox V4 Pro – Discretely mounts inside the helmet for a true rider’s-eye-view

Here is how to buy a good one. Read on!

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Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Helmet Camera

When picking the best helmet camera, consider the video quality, battery longevity, video stabilization feature, and mounting options.

1. Batteries

You won’t need to worry about it having a lengthy battery life if you’re only going to use your helmet cam for short trips around town, but if you want to take it on major adventures, you’ll need one that packs more juice.

2. Video Stabilization

Video stabilization in an action camera will smooth down choppy film, making it much more enjoyable to view. Even small action cameras now have decent stabilization. They’re ideal for filming footage to share on social media.

3. Mounting Options

Some action cameras and helmet cams have mounting attachments as part of the package, while others must be purchased separately. GoPro, for example, makes its helmet mounts.

4. Additional Features

Additional features to consider are integrated lights, GPS, and 360-degree shots. Cameras with GPS help you map routes and retrace movements.

Our Top 4 Picks for the Best Motorcycle Helmet Cameras

We scoured the web in search of fantastic cameras for your helmet, and these are our top four picks for the category;

1. GoPro Hero 10 Black

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Riding on its trusted name and support base, the Hero 10 packs quite the punch with the new and faster GP2 processor with a 5.3K vision and double the frame rate of the older Hero 9, and better low light performance.

It can quickly churn out 23MP pics or capture equally impressive stills from its video, which uses HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes. 

The living racing god Valentino Rossi is a GoPro enthusiast and has found a use for the 4.0 video stabilization, even for the MotoGP neck-breaking speeds. The icing on the cake is the cloud connectivity so that your content gets backed up automatically when you plug into recharge. 

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Specifications:

  • GP2 processor
  • 3K video with the double frame rate
  • 23MP picture
  • Cloud-connected
  • HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization
Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
  • Improved hydrophobic lens
  • Powerful GP2 adds speed and slickness
  • Resolution and framerate bumped up
  • Horizon leveling upgraded
  • Battery showing the strain
  • No big bang improvement

 

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2. Insta360 ONE X2

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The video specs of the Insta360 One X2 are similar to Hero 10, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they look the same. The ONE X2 is designed for riders who want maximum adaptability. And Insta360 is etching a name for itself in this space with this feature-rich waterproof, pocket-sized action camera.

The One X2, like other 360 cams, allows you to be “lazy” because you’ll be capturing everything around you anyhow. It weighs 149g and measures 46x113x30mm, with a microSD card slot and a USB-C slot for recharging. There’s also a slide-out battery (1,630mAh), which is enough to continuously shoot for about 80 minutes at 5.7K@30fps.

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And like a GoPro, you can ride with the One X2 all day long in pouring drenching rain without the need for external housing, thanks to its incredible IPX8-waterproof rating.

Specifications:

  • 7k 360-degree video capture
  • AI editing capability
  • Steady cam mode
  • FlowState Stabilization
  • IPX8-waterproof rated
  • An ultra-bright touchscreen
  • 360-degree audio capture
  • Insta’s TimeShift feature
 Reasons to Buy  Reasons to Avoid
  • Special effects modes
  • InstaPano images
  • 18.4-megapixel photos
  • Waterproof design
  • Extensive editing suite
  • Learning curve
  • Time-consuming editing
  • Requires recent phones

 

3. Sena 10C EVO

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The Sena 10C EVO is the only camera in the company’s Bluetooth and Mesh communicator lineup. It combines Bluetooth and 4K video in one device.

The camera records footage for roughly 90 minutes at 4K@30fps or 1080P@60fps. Video tagging and Smart Audio Mix are two further video capabilities. The Video Tagging function records the minute before and after the rider pushes the Video Tagging button when the 10C EVO is in standby mode. Bluetooth chats may be recorded to the captured video using Smart Audio Mix.

The 10 EVO also doubles as a Bluetooth communicator, allowing you to converse with up to four other people over a one-mile range. When you connect your phone to the bike, you may broadcast calls, music, or GPS instructions to the rider.

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In addition, the camera preview mode allows you to double-check that the camera is oriented correctly for the bike you’re riding. Videos may also be downloaded and shared from the phone.

It’s ideal for moto-vloggers

Specifications:

  • Camera and Bluetooth communicator
  • Wireless connectivity
  • ‎1 CR2 battery included
  • Video tagging and Smart Audio Mix
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Voice control
  • Only 2.5 hours to fully charge
 Reasons to Buy  Reasons to Avoid
  • Larger data storage capacity
  • Very useful smartphone app
  • Higher-resolution camera
  • Excellent comms/camera combo
  • Three mounting pieces to accommodate fitment
  • The dynamic range isn’t impressive
  • Battery life hasn’t kept up with the new capacity of the data storage

 

4. Cambox MkV4 Pro Action Camera

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The Cambox V4 can be mounted on almost any helmet without obstructing airflow or adding any protrusions in the event of an accident, thanks to its unique mounting position. This is the camera to use if you want to get a real rider’s perspective. Its 150° wide-angle lens captures footage for approximately 45 minutes at 4K@60 fps and has 6-axis stabilization to keep things smooth.

The V4 Pro weighs under 70 grams and is 19mm thick. It attaches to a helmet’s eye port using a hook-and-loop clasp. A big power button, three LEDs to quickly see the camera’s state, and a locking cover to protect the microSD card and charging connector are among the controls.

The Cambox App for iOS and Android allows you to control the camera wirelessly, but the footage never quite looks as sharp as what comes out of the GoPro.

Specifications:

  • Weighs under 70 grams
  • 150° wide-angle lens
  • 4K@60fps
  • 6-axis stabilization
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Cambox App for iOS and Android connectivity
Reasons to Buy Reasons to Avoid
  • Lightweight
  • Discreetly mounts inside the helmet
  • Records through the visor
  • Wireless operation
  • Easy to install and use
  • Amazing electronic image stabilization
  • Wind noise can be at high speed, especially at triple digits
  • Doesn’t have an external microphone jack to the plugin
  • Short battery life (45 minutes) when shooting in 4K

 Bottom Line

With the right action camera on your helmet, you can have a ton of incredible shots to relive group and solo rides. Whether you want to capture that insane moment of thrill or special track day lean angles for your buddies, it is an added layer of safety and security to have either of these four motorcycle helmet cameras on board. But the GoPro Hero 10 Blacktops them all with its ultra-sharp 5.3K video resolution—that’s a ridiculous 91% more than 4K—and 23MP still images.

About the author:  Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.

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