I've been on the hunt for a solution to a video camera problem for a while now. I've wanted to find some way to film some of what I do at work (Animal Control), as well as video footage from the motorcycle, neither of which would be wise to engage in one-handed.
I seemed to have two main alternatives:
The WT method, ie. duct taping my regular video camera to helmet (which risks damaging my good camera and looks weird too).
And, option 2: buying a "spy camera", which is a major investment for something I just want to mess around with a bit. I can't justify dropping several hundred dollars on a specialized camera for this.
I think I may have found a good compromise between the two, though. This is the Epic Stealth Cam:
Its just under three inches long. It takes SD cards for video storage, and can store over 1.5 hours of video. This comes with several different clamps and straps for mounting, including one that allows you to clip it to a hat brim (score!). It also had a waterproof case that lets you film under water (do you hear that, Bob the Bass?). It comes in black, or camo (as shown above). The camo model is marketed to hunters, as an interesting way to video their hunts. I'm mainly interested in the camo model since the hat clip is included with the camo package, but not with the black model.
The unit retails for around $170, sale price trends around $150, and I've seen them go on past ebay auctions for around $100. Not too bad, and acceptable as an experimental investment. I've watched several videos from people using the unit (Youtube), and it looks to be ok quality for the price.
I'm going to try and pick one up in the near future and give it a try. I'll post links to the videos here if they turn out decent.