If you watch a lot of sports on television you may find yourself wondering how you are able to view realistic and close up footage of the event through the eyes of the athletes. What you are usually seeing are pictures that are being filmed by something called a helmet camera. These cameras are also known as micro video cameras, bullet cameras or lipstick cameras. They get the term helmet camera because many of them are attached to or mounted on helmets. These cameras enable you to film a visual record from an athlete's perspective.
The positioning of the camera means the person can film without using their hands. They became popular a few years ago in skydiving as divers used to attach regular sized cameras to their helmets. However, advanced technology now means small cameras about the size of pens are produced. These cameras are also ideal for security, surveillance, coaching instruction and construction purposes. Waterproof and submersible models are also available.
Camera kits that include a camera, fasteners and cables etc. can be bought for about $200<