My husband Joe loves to run. He trains for full and half marathons and one of his favorite ways to train is using the trails which are very close to our house. We are so lucky to have them close by and they give him great views and challenging hills to keep things interesting. When I told Joe about the Action Shot Cam he was excited about the prospect of being able to wear a camera on his runs, especially to capture some of the scenery.
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The weather hasn’t always cooperated for a run since we’ve had the camera. The first weekend we had a snow storm and this past weekend was foggy. And since it gets so dark so early in the day, a weekday hasn’t been ideal either. But Joe set out during a dreary day anyway to see what he could capture. We both had fun watching parts of his run on the trails and now I look forward to seeing the views on a sunny and bright day! Joe also wants to try wearing it for a shorter race like a 5k for a cool new perspective.
So what did my husband think of the Action Shot Camera?
“I took the camera out with me on a run in the neighborhood park to get an idea of how well it works. After reading the instructions, I setup the camera attached to the adjustable arm with the helmet strap attached to my head. I’m used to wearing a flashlight on my head on some night runs, and this wasn’t much heavier than that.
Once I got to the park, I took the twisted the camera off of the amount and put it in video mode. The solid red light indicated it was ready to go. I put it back on my head and pressed the red button. It started to record. One side effect of not having a viewer is that you don’t easily know if the camera is shooting, having it mounted on my head instead of a bike or board made it a bit more difficult as I had a tendency to want to remove it and check to see if it was still recording. That being said, once I started down the trail running a pretty good clip, at no time did I feel like the camera might fly off, and the camera didn’t slide on my head. I felt that the video ended up showing what I was looking at.
I liked that it felt very secure. I could imagine it holding on even if I were upside down. The captured video was a little bouncy, but that is to be expected since I was running. I tested the still shot mode and was able to take some pictures of the scenery, however, because the pictures were SD, they weren’t all that clear. All in all, a nice product but I would spend a bit more for an HD version to have a higher quality picture. ”
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received an Action Shot Camera for the purpose of this review.