1. Mount the camera in your kite
- Can get great footage from an aerial perspective
- Set and forget
- Kites move around a lot - much of the video/photos may be poor
- The camera can damage the kite if you have a big crash and it dislodges
- No control over camera - it just keeps on going - so you get lots of footage/photos to edit.
2. Mount the camera on your helmet.
- You can point the camera where you want it
- You can turn it off and on
- Hard to get smooth footage - the motion is often jumpy.
- Need to wear a helmet to mount the camera.
- Video cameras with helmet mounts can't take stills.
|Photo taken with line mount. Credit: kitehero.com
|Line mount. Credit: kitehero.com
|Seabreeze kitecam mount
I have used a Pentax Optio W80 which has both interval ("photo every 10 seconds") and video modes. It can take SDHC cards up to 16 Gig. This leaked when snorkelling and was ruined. I have replaced it with a Pentax Optio W90, which has now also leaked.
|Pentax Option W80 (SD Card)
|Pentax Optio W90 (SD card)
|Casio Exilim EX-G1 (Micro SD card)
|Oregon Scientific ATC-2K