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Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide
  • Dogcam Bullet HD Wide


Our Score:



  • Comrehensive mounting options
  • Waterproof to 10m
  • 720p shooting


  • Relatively pricey
  • Poor low light performance
  • No LCD screen

Key Features

  • 3Mpixel sensor
  • 720/30p recording
  • H.264 MOV format at 7Mbits/sec
  • Extensive helmet and head mounting options
  • 2GB MicroSD card included
  • Manufacturer: Dogcam
  • Review Price: £129.99

As component costs have fallen, we've seen the arrival of keenly priced but ruggedised and waterproof camcorders, best epitomised by Kodak's capable PLAYSPORT Zx5. But these models usually take the popular candybar format, which isn't exactly ideal for attaching to your head or a helmet. Despite its drawbacks, most notably the usual lack of a LCD monitor, the bullet format is much more appropriate for this. The unusually named Dogcam specialises in this area, and the Bullet HD Wide is the company's latest attempt to grab a piece of the action.

The Bullet HD Wide incorporates a 3Mpixel sensor, which will be more than enough for the 720p (920kpixels) shooting format it uses. The lens is fixed and, this being a bullet cam, the features on the camera itself are non-existent. A one second press of the metallic button on the top starts a recording, whilst a four-second press turns the camera off again, and that's pretty much it. This simplicity can mean you trigger recording accidentally in a bag, or when attaching the camcorder to a mount, so care needs to be taken to prevent this.

Dogcam Bullet HD Wide

Video is recorded in H.264 QuickTime MOV format to MicroSD card, with a 2GB one and full-sized SD card adapter included in the box. Footage is captured at a data rate of 7Mbits/sec, meaning the supplied card will fill up after around 38 minutes of footage. So you're likely to want to stock up on two or three cards (or one larger one) for most trips, particularly as the lack of an LCD screen means you won't be able to review clips and delete unwanted ones when out in the field. The battery is fully enclosed, and lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours. It's charged exclusively via the USB link, which hides underneath the screw-on end cap.

Nick G

February 9, 2012, 8:25 pm

Shame that the quality of the review video is so poor that it's impossible to judge the quality of the camera. Why not post the review video at 720p and low compression?

B Prior

January 3, 2013, 9:49 pm

You can't trust dogcam to actually deliver these units. I ordered on 1-2 day delivery and 4 working days later I was notified that the shipper has finally received them and they would arrive another 4 days later. By then, my nephews (for whom these were to be gifts) will be back in another continent. I don't know when I will next see them, and even if I spend the money to ship them abroad, we've missed the opportunity to film our ski trip. Almost any other supplier and manufacturer must be more reliable than dogcam. Look elsewhere for your cameras.

Giles Atkinson

March 5, 2013, 6:54 pm

My Dogcam HD refused to charge after just 18 months of below average use. The best Dogcamsport could offer me was a 10% discount on a new one! Buy rubbish, buy twice! Get a GoPro.. I am.

Steve Edington

February 10, 2014, 8:13 am

As below, bought two Dogcams for myself and my son and a little after the 12 month warranty expired, both units now will not charge with Dogcam simply offering 10% of another one.
Sound quality is dreadfull too


April 11, 2016, 1:55 pm

Avoid this product and this company.

The power unit on mine went after a few months. Charging worked intermittently from the start.

When I sent it back to dogcam, they conceded that it was broken, yet refused to give me a refund, rather offering me to spend money on another dogcam camera at a 10% discount.

How generous. I'd love to give incompetent manufacturers and dishonourable business people even more money.

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