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Motorcycle Adventures around Australia
Motorcycle Camera Equipment
Motorcycle Camera Equipment

Here is a selection of the motorcycle cameras and camera equipment we use while on our adventure rides.

This is not a review or how I think these camera's are best for motorcycle filming.

This is just showing you what we use!

Hope it's useful to you... Cheers Mark & Nay



SONY Handycam HDR-CX110
Sony Handycam HDR-CX110
SONY Handycam HDR-CX110

Great little High Definition video camera for filming on and off the motorcycle.

Simple to use and operate!

The rotating screen is fantastic and really comes in handy at times.

The sound quality is another great thing about this camera.

This is my main filming camera.

SONY Handycam HDR-CX110
Small and compact
SONY Handycam HDR-CX110
Easy video operation
SONY Handycam HDR-CX110
Great for the motorcycle




When it comes to Digital Cameras and Video Cameras there is hundreds if not thousands of options.

When all is said and done I think just about any camera on the market today are great for motorcycle filming or photos.

It really boils down to what suits you and what camera is in your budget range.

I only use the photos for putting on the internet and my motorcycle videos are for uploading to YouTube.

If you were looking to produce for TV then you need to make sure your getting the right equipment.




Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Panasonic DMC-FH25

This replaces my old FujuFilm camera! You can see the old camera at the bottom of the page.

The camera is small and fits into just about any of my pockets, whether it be a shirt pocket, jeans pocket or my leather jacket pockets.

Simple to use... point and click!

It also has those great preset modes like "Sunset", "Night" etc. which makes taking cool photos on a motorcycle trip a breeze.

The Panasonic has all the great features and uses as my old FujuFilm camera, but with the added benefits of the following:

1. I can access the battery and SDHC card without having to remove my quick-release mount.

2. It has the option of taking the same photo size as the Nikon D3100 which I now use as a standard size. This means that I don't have to crop photos taken with one camera to match the other camera for putting into web pages.

3. The on/off button and the shoot/view button is a switch, which is so much easier while trying to grab that quick photo when wearing your motorcycle gloves.

Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Compact - fits in pocket
Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Nice big screen
Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Highly Edited Photo

This camera can also shoot HD video footage which I didn't think I would need, but it has already been a handy little option.

Any of the small compact digital cameras on the market would be just as good as this one.




DRIFT HD170 Stealth Video Camera
Drift HD170 Stealth Video Camera
DRIFT HD170 Stealth Video Camera

I have only just bought this motorcycle helmet camera and am yet to see it's full performance and usefulness.

REMOTE CONTROL... What a Ripper!

Shoots High Definition footage and the external microphone is absolutely magic.

I wear an open face helmet and with the aid of a light weight material face mask I get great sound quality.

Review and video footage > Click Here to See

DRIFT HD170 Stealth Video Camera
Clip on Clip off
DRIFT HD170 Stealth Video Camera
Big buttons
DRIFT HD170 Stealth Video Camera
Fish-eye Lens




NIKON D3100
The Nikon D3100
NIKON D3100

Ok... I'm a point and click type of guy, so this camera is used mostly by Nay.

It has the "Auto" option to just point and click but
the size of it is a big downfall when your on a motorcycle adventure ride.

I only take this camera on the motorcycle when Nay comes along as she knows how to take those WOW factor shots.

The Nikon D3100 really does take beautiful photos!

NIKON D3100
Horseshoe Falls - Tasmania
NIKON D3100
Now that's a big lens
NIKON D3100
Nice big screen

The above photo was taken with a slow shutter speed and a 10 sec timer. It was bloody hard to press the button & then jump over rocks and then stay very still...LOL



Camzilla Mounting System
Camzilla Camera Mounting System
Camzilla Camera Mounting System

One of the best investments I made was purchasing this motorcycle camera mounting equipment.

All of my cameras, mounts and tripods are
interchangeable within seconds, which is extremely handy when on the go.

I normally use the suction mount on the petrol tank and the clamp mount goes on various spots on the motorbike.

This setup saves me a shit load of time and effort!

Camzilla Mounting System
with the Quick Release
Camzilla Mounting System
Quick Release attachment
Camzilla Mounting System
Ready to mount

Camzilla Motorcycle camera mounting systems You can find all this stuff and a whole lot more at camzilla.com.au

They are really great people to deal with and their service is fantastic!

I highly recommend them... this is not a paid advertisment.



Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod
The Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod
Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod

This tripod comes on all our motorcycle trips and rides and is used for many different things.

the Velbon Ultra Maxi M tripod has a "Twist Lock" leg-locking system, which allows its legs to lock and unlock quickly and simply with just a half turn twist.

This really speeds up the set-up time.

It's small enough to carry in my saddlebags and on the sissy bag under some straps.

The tripod's unique leg assembly allows for a five-section tripod with a great expansion and contraction ratio. When extended it's 140cms and when collapsed it's only 34cms.

Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod
"Twist Lock" system
Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod
Fits into Saddlebags
Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod
Can stand 1.4 metres tall

Things I use it for are: Video, photos, light stand, and a height adjustable table... YES you read right... I have a small board that locks into the quick release and creates a table (very handy when camping).


Camera Gear for The Great Australian Ride
This video shows all the camera's, motorcycle camera mounts and camera gear
that I'll be taking on The Great Australian Ride.



Motorcycle Camera Tripod
This is the tripod I use on all of my motorcycle trips and rides.
You will see why I think it's such a great tripod for use when motorcycling and
I also show a couple of different things I use it for too.



- Retired Motorcycle Camera Equipment -

Panasonic DMC-FH25 Digital Camera
Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Digital Camera
FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd

This was my favorite camera to use!

* IT'S NOW RETIRED... still works great, but see the Panasonic camera above for why I retired this camera.

The camera is small and fits into just about any of my pockets, whether it be a shirt pocket, jeans pocket or my leather jacket pockets.

I have had it for a couple of years now and it is still going strong and taking great photos.

Simple to use... point and click!

It also has those great preset modes like "Sunset", "Night" etc. which makes taking cool photos on a motorcycle trip a breeze.

FUJIFILM FinPix F100fd
My Favorite Camera
FUJIFILM FinPix F100fd
Fits in your pocket
FUJIFILM FinPix F100fd
Takes great photos




OLYMPUS u Tough 8010
Olympus u Tough Digital Camera
OLYMPUS u Tough 8010

* IT'S NOW RETIRED... I just never really needed it and it was a waste of space on the motorcycle. The main reason for this was the purchasing of the Drift camera.

This is the go-anywhere and do-anything camera.

Crushproof, Waterproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof

I mainly bought this camera for shooting video footage in the rain and any water activities we come across.

This camera films High Definition footage which is what I now film in.

I haven't yet put it through all it's paces, but so far it certainly does the job.

OLYMPUS u Tough 8010
Small and compact
OLYMPUS u Tough 8010
Stick it anywhere
OLYMPUS u Tough 8010
Stick it anywhere









Comment Script

Comments

Camera mounting...
Hi Mark,
just a tips...
Try using a Pistol-grip camera mount.
Stable and easy to adjust to get different views while riding.
My grip cost like 20$ US.
Just a tips =)

/Johan
(the bastard that comments on all your YouTube's)

# Response
G'Day Johan, just saw your video with that in it. Looks like a very handy thing! Cheers... Mark
#1 - Johan - 06/29/2012 - 22:21

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