Itty-bitty video cameras

By Steve Outing

Walker Thompson, enthusiast-in-chief of my company’s first website,, travels light when he heads out on his mountain bike. Even on long epic rides, he takes along just a small Camelback for water and stuffs his rear jersey pockets with a few necessities.

Click to launch a short videoWith his new responsibilities for YourMTB, he’s now shooting video of his rides. So how’s he going to fit a video camera on board? Well, I did a bunch of research on small digital video cameras and helmet cams, and we decided on the Samsung SC X210L Sports Camcorder.

This thing is amazingly cool. It’s about the size of an iPod and has a separate helmet cam that you strap on and plug into the main unit (tucked into a jersey pocket). I’m excited about this product because I’m hoping a lot more people will buy them and have fun videos to share of their adventures.

Walker’s still playing with his new toy and experimenting with settings. The quality of the videos is pretty good for the web. Click the photo accompanying this item to launch a short video of Walker’s latest: A friend shot him navigating the trickiest part of Fruita’s epic The Edge Loop ride this weekend.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!