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Originally Posted by Myosmith
Walmart is now selling handlebar and helmet mounts for compact cameras. I've got a Cannon Powershot and want to try getting video on some rides. Has anyone used these Walmart mounts? Any pros/cons?
How do they work? How much do they cost?
You can find a bunch of different handlebar camera mounts on EBay or Amazon for less than $10 (some less than $2). The ones that attach with Velcro work OK for still cameras, but are pretty terrible for video. The more stable ones are secured with bolts. You can wrap a dead inner tube under the clamp to give it a little shock absorption, but don't use too much or you'll get too much wobble.
Make sure you camera's tripod mount is sturdy enough for handlebar use (if you're shooting video). Some cameras have plastic tripod mounts that crack or strip very easily.