We have bought a new gadget for Naughty-Cal. Nothing expensive just a tiny video recorder so that we can safely take footage of our trips at sea.
We are always wary of getting our proper camera or our phones out during choppier crossings just in case they get covered in sea water or worse they drown. So this cheap little clip on recorder should do the trick just nicely.
For £15 we got the camera, micro SD card and memory stick all delivered to our door in a couple of days. Not bad value but is it any good? Well we tested it out in the car the other night on the way home from work and it seems to do just the trick. The video quality is more than acceptable from a device of this price and the sound is also good quality.
The one downside is you cannot see where it is pointing. We took 20 minutes worth of footage on the way home but 3 or 4 of these were looking at the cars sun visor, rear view mirror and roof. Being more careful as to where we clip it is probably the answer. The camera has come with a series of mounting options so on the boat we should be able to mount it more securely and position it in a more suitable location to take better footage.
Hopefully we will now get some proper footage of Naughty-Cal out and about on the coast in some less than ideal sea conditions.