Having a rear-facing camera on the bike is very useful, for a lot of reasons. Integrating one into a taillight is very cool. Personally I see two issues with this though. The first one is that rear radar (i.e. Garmin Varia) is always useful, where a camera is only useful when there’s an event. So displacing my Varia isn’t going to happen. The other, is that light and potentially resolution are going to be massive challenges for the camera. During the day it might be fine, although 1080p is reasonably limited, but at night the camera is going to be blown out by the headlamps of cars coming from behind. Which almost certainly means that the license plate will be uncapturable…
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You can check their youtube channel, they upload raw footage from users in different contexts of use. The low light resolution and flare is actually really really good for a camera in this price range
Thanks! The “low light” video I found on their channel is very impressive, but it doesn’t capture the scenario that I was describing because even though it’s taken at night, there is still a significant amount of light. Probably because it’s taken in a well lit urban environment. There are several moments in the video (https://youtu.be/ZR7LcSB904Q?t=138) where the license plate is visible, but also many where a car/trunk is directly behind the camera and even when it gets close the plate is very difficult to read. My concern is that in a real low-light environment, where there isn’t nearly as… Read more »