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Just Purchased A Canon 60D

I recently bit the bullet and jumped into the DSLR video world.  Right off the bat the form factor of the camera freaked me out.  My main camera for a while has been a Canon XH-A1 – a proper video camera, with proper buttons/switches as well as proper XLR phantom powered audio jacks with knobs for audio control.  The XH-A1 has a built in mic mount.  You hold it in your right hand and it has a proper viewfinder.  Jumping in a DSLR has hardly any of the above!

I chose a Canon 60D.  I chose this camera for several reasons:

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A Day On The Water – From My Point Of View

Update: This was the system I used before the GoProHD camera came out which is a much simpler system to use (no wires!).  I would suggest it over the VioSport POV1.

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I purchased a VioSport POV1 January of 2009 and for being a small camera I have to say it’s built rock solid.  The camera head is made of metal, not plastic.  This was one of the reasons I really liked this unit because I know how well cheap little plastic cameras hold up.

If you are buying this camera one thing you must buy is the mounting pouch for the recording unit.  It’s a sturdy little bag that holds the recording unit snugly in place and offers some snapping straps that allow you to mount it to various things.  For kiteboarding, it mounts perfectly on the straps on my harness right next to my right hip which makes it easy to Continue reading A Day On The Water – From My Point Of View