Did you know that by 2016, almost half of the law enforcement agencies in the United States had body cameras? If you are looking for some extra protection while you are in your neighborhood or visiting a new place and are looking for a personal body camera, you are in the right place. We have put together this short guide to share more about the features and qualities you want to look for in a body cam while you are shopping around.
Keep reading to learn more about how to choose a body cam.
1. Size and Comfort
One of the last things you want is to have a large noticeable body cam because it might defeat the purpose you had in mind. The lighter and smaller, the more inconspicuous it will be. This also means that it will be more comfortable to wear on your clothing without it getting in the way of whatever you are doing.
Diamante is a great example of body cams that are comfy and lightweight.
2. Point of View
A very important feature to look at is the point of view of how the camera captures images. For example, what is the point of getting a camera that will only point to your feet? This means that if there is ever an emergency or a fight it will only capture what is going on in the ground vs what is happening in front of you.
One of the best point of views to look for is one that records what is in front of you with a wide-angle vs a narrow angle.
3. Easy to Use
No one has time to fuss around with a camera that is complicated to turn on, adjust, and start recording. This is why you want to look for a camera that you can easily turn on and get it to work. You also want a camera that is easy when it comes time to download the videos it shot.
Also, take a look at how simple or not simple it is to mount it and if there is flexibility on where you can mount it.
4. Weather Resistant
You never know when a storm will come out of nowhere especially if you live in a rainy area. You want to make sure that the camera you choose is weather resistant to avoid it breaking down on you. Also, if you live in extreme temperatures (too hot or too cold) you want a camera that will not be affected and either freeze up because it is too cold or shut down because it overheats.
Ready to Buy a Personal Body Camera?
We hope that now that you have our top tips on buying a personal body camera, you can buy the best personal body camera for your needs.
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