I will make a thread of its own for this now.
We are many who uses cameras in the kite, or kitelines, or helmet, or board.
For these to be usable, there are a few requirements needed, which narrows the fleet to a few it seems.
But which cameras ARE these few ?
I am not really asking about how good/bad they are, as this is easy to find around on the internet, or in other threads on kiteforum.
But let us all contribute with our camera knowledge so we can make a list of those that can be used.
1. It has to be watertight, or have a reasonably low cost camera housing.
2. It has to have auto-picture (or interval picture), so it can take high resolution pictures (at least higher than video) with some time interval, and continue automatically with this.
(3.) It has to be able to shoot video (but everyone can, just in different formats).
The size and specifications and pricing can we find ourselves easy (although, fine if you got some basic info), but which cameras can meet above 2-3 points ?
I know of two:
1. Go Pro xx (HD and Standard)
2. Pentax Optio Wxx (W30, W60, W80)
But there MUST be others ?
If we can make this list, it will save SO many kitesurfers a huge amount of time, as it will be much easier to check up on those and choose the one that suits you and available.
Otherwise you will end up in the huge confusing market if you go to a photo shop or net shop.
Even the sales clerks in the store can usually NOT tell about whether a camera has interval shooting or not
So lets use the forum to make this list and help everyone, and ourselves
Kindly, Peter Frank