So my wife bought the Emerson Action Cam for me as a gift. It was cheap, and to be honest my expectations were not very high for a $40 action camera that I was going to mount on my motorcycle while riding.
So lets be quick and to the point. Is that worth the $40? To be honest thats a much harder question to answer. Take a look at the footage below. The camera when mounted to a motorcycle has a very strong and dominant wobble. And that may be somewhat due to the fact the the camera isn’t all that “wide” in what it captures. Or maybe its just because its a cheap camera. If the footage below is good enough for you then its $40 well spent. On an 8 gig card you can record up to 40 minutes and to be honest I don’t know how much more then that you could record as the internal battery seems to only be able to hold a charge for maybe a little bit longer.
Other then mounting on a motorcycle I really don’t know it would hold up to using it on lets say a bicycle, or surfing or whatever else you would throw at it. The case seems strong and the unit itself is nice and light. If you can find this camera at a store that has a return policy then that would be good so that you can test it out for whatever purpose you have in mind for this device.
As for me … Well I intend to use this camera to record whats happening behind me and to save up and by a GoPro for the front.
So there you have it. The Emerson Action Cam. My recommendation is to Try before you Buy.
(camera mounted to front handlebars on Hyosung GV250 Motorcycle)
(camera mounted on rear signal light of Hyosung GV250 Motorcycle)