With gadgets like the ContourHD and GoPro Hero out there, you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to the “sports cam” category of cameras. These waterproof, mountable camcorders can take abuse and keep recording. This new one from Swann Security forgoes the HD thing, unfortunately, but the price sure is right.
The other guys are recording at 720p or 1080p, and this thing only does 640×480. Let’s be honest, though, the quality on that other “HD” stuff isn’t really that good, and this VGA resolution is probably fine for these little amateur parkour videos you’ve got in mind.
And what’s best is it only costs $99. That comes with a bunch of accessories: velcro, various straps, a case… it’s fully loaded. If you can square yourself with the low-rez video, this thing could be a good buy. Should be available at Swann’s site soon.