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Brifield BR3 Body Camera

Brifield BR3 Body Camera

Postby Dave » 17 Oct 2020 16:17

My wife gave me a body camera for a present today just before we set off for our walk. :)

Perhaps I'd mentioned to her that lots of cyclists have cameras attached to their helmets, so why shouldn't walkers have something similar?

I may even have done some research a little while ago and mentioned that if I were to get myself a body cam, then the Brifield BR3 looks just the thing...

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So what's the point of a body cam? Perhaps not many walkers will think one worthwhile, but here's what persuaded me: I do a lot of solo walking and have had just enough close calls with dogs and cattle (in particular) to have made me think that having evidence in a more serious situation might be a good idea. I also liked the idea of always having video recordings available should I happen to fancy a bit of editing as well as having a still camera instantly available too.

It's early days yet, so just a few first impressions for now. I found out which button switched recording on and off (the big obvious yellow one), attached it to my backpack strap, and set off on a walk. When I switched it on, a voice confirmed that recording had started and a small red LED on top of the camera began flashing.

A little over 3 hours later, I switched it off. Back home again, I plugged the camera into my PC and was presented with a list of 15 minute videos. The quality was very impressive. At some point on the walk I tried to take a still photo without knowing which button to press; I turned on sound recording by mistake and I really don't like hearing myself, so that'll be off in future!

The camera feels like a quality piece of equipment. It has a screen on the back and a great many features to try - night mode, motion sensor, password settings, different video settings, and so on. But it's also perfectly useable straight from the box. By the way, with the default settings, the battery looks to last about 8 hours with continuous recording. The internal memory is 32gb which is also about 8 hours -worth of recording. In effect, the memory never fills up because the oldest files are always being overwritten.

I was concerned that a body camera might be too large and/or heavy for normal use. But attached to my backpack by the very sturdy clip provided, I wasn't even aware it was there most of the time.

I'll add some more here when I've explored more of the options...
Dave

Booked cruise 2019: December - Caribbean on Marella Explorer 2
Remaining land-based holidays 2019: July - Peak District, August - Harris and Highlands, October - Brecon Beacons
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Brifield BR3 Body Camera

Postby Gillzajoker » 18 Oct 2020 10:27

Wow, being a techno dinosaur, I wasn't aware such a thing existed! But if the option is there, and to be
used for the reasons you mention, then it makes sense. And of course, from the point of view of 'boys and
their toys', you'll enjoy that aspect of it also! :lol:
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