A miniature, handy, durable – this is the camera sports Forever SC-200. But in addition to these benefits is another: it is very cheap.
It has been a lot of water in the Vistula River since I was a GoPro camera monopoly on sports. Today, the market appears many manufacturers offering quality equipment, and at the same prices for every budget. One of them is Forever, which proposes a model SC-200 for visitors on a tight budget.
Housing and construction
In outstretched hand SC-200 takes up little more space than a matchbox and weighs only 44 grams. So compact size makes the camera can hide in your pocket – even "dressed" in a waterproof housing. The case itself is made of carbon fiber, rubber-like to the touch. This ensures that the camera does not slip out of hand – and even if it's still nothing happens, because after the fall of the wither. Number of buttons has been reduced to a minimum – we find here only the power button located on the front of the circle of the lens, the recording button at the top and two buttons on the right side that allow you to navigate the menu. Of course, the film and turn the function as menu keys. On the left side there is a place to enter microUSB and microHDMI – thanks to them we will be able to connect the webcam directly to your TV. We can also find a microSD card slot. Inputs are not covered cap, but that's not a problem, because the camera almost always be fixed in the armor, which protects the right components. It is worth noting how many accessories you get with the camera. We find among them almost all possible grips which will attach the camera to a helmet, bike or board. Missing perhaps the only suction cup, through which we could attach the camera for example. To the hood of the car, but issued with one, we can easily be purchased for a small amount.
Display and menu
1.5-inch display though small, is enough to ensure that set the frame. On the screen we see only the most important information, and therefore mode, battery status, the remaining space on the memory card, information on or off the microphone and of course the date and time. As a result, despite the small size panel it is not overloaded with graphics and subtitles, which would hold a preview.Navigating the menu is very simple, and the number of options – sufficient. We can select the image quality (the highest is of course Full HD), set the white balance, ISO, and even exposure compensation. There were also image stabilization, which allows easier to untouched material. We also find the function of continuous recording – when enabled, the camera will record all the time, and when it runs out of space, the new file will overwrite the old site. The camera also offers the option of motion detection, which allows the recording will start automatically when something appears in the frame. We can also set the time and date that will be displayed on the recordings. This can be useful when you want to use the camcorder as a recorder drive. It is worth mentioning the HDR function, whereby the picture becomes much more detailed.
Use and filming
Operation of the camera is very simple. Once you choose the right mode, simply press the OK button on the top of the housing and the job ends. The ongoing recording telling us flashing LEDs on the front and top of the housing. In addition, the beginning of the record tells us a beep. The camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens with a viewing angle of 140 degrees. This is the type of fisheye lens, which gives the effect of "fish eye". With such a large width we register a very large human resources – the camera "grabs" even fingers when he holds it in his hands – it's probably the best proof of how wide the camera sees the world. The optical system copes well with the rapid adjustment of brightness, and auto white balance correctly estimated that at any given time should be selected colors. And these are nicely saturated. In the case of Full HD resolution can not have objections to the picture – movies are just nice, and well-chosen color scheme.
A sample video recorded Forever SC-200
Battery and preview
Battery for movies lasts about an hour of work. The camera can charge strapping it to the wall outlet or computer. In addition, by connecting to a PC SC-200 can successfully be used as a webcam. Finished movies can be viewed directly in the camera, so we are sure that certainly we recorded everything we wanted.
Market cameras sport is beginning to look more and more interesting. Models such as Forever SC-200 show that the camera for extreme applications do not have to be expensive. SC-200 offers good image quality, simple operation and miniature size, yet is available at a low price. The advantage is also that included at no additional charge we get a large number of accessories thanks to which we can attach a webcam to virtually everything. The presence of electronic stability makes even driving on rough roads will record a smooth image free of vibration. So if you are looking for cheaper cameras for special tasks – Take a look at the Forever SC-200.