Another pleasing feature of the Bullet HD Wide is that it’s waterproof to 10m, which is around three times deeper than most waterproof Flip-style camcorders offer. This makes it much more appropriate for activities like snorkelling or even shallow scuba diving. Two end caps are supplied, one for use underwater, with no microphone holes and one with microphone holes but no waterproofing. You can still record sound underwater but it will be muffled. Several spare rubber O-rings are included to ensure you have a replacement, providing a snug fit with the underwater cap.
The end caps also incorporate a 1/4in screw thread, so can be attached to a standard tripod. However, as the fitting is on the end rather than the bottom, the lens will be pointing straight up, so you would have to use the tripod with its mounting plate pointing directly at your subject rather than flat as per usual. However, this standard fixture will mean the Bullet HD Wide can be used with a variety of vehicle mounting systems, such as Dogcam’s Window Camera Suction Mount.
You won’t need the screw thread for most activities, however, as Dogcam bundles a comprehensive range of mounting options in the box. There’s a rigid plastic holder through which you can thread a thin rubber strap to attach the camcorder to your head. You can also thread the straps on a set of goggles through this mount, to record footage when swimming, skiing, or performing any other activity involving strapped-on eyewear.
A second flexible mount incorporates a velcro strip. You can use this with a wider, elasticated strap to attach the camera to a helmet, your head, or anything else you can think of. Alternatively, a trio of self-adhesive velcro patches are included, which you can stick to a helmet that you use regularly. However, you need to be pretty sure which direction you want the camera to point in before attaching one of these, as they are designed to be stuck on permanently. A final option is another flexible mount with a velcro band for strapping round a pole or roll cage strut.
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