Of course cameras don't discriminate and video can show bicyclists doing the wrong thing. Such as this salmon cyclists who hit a pedestrian on JFK Boulevard or the recent bike lane blocked cyclist who recorded 61 cars parked in the bike lanes. But a lot of the discussion focused on the two red lights that the cyclist/videographer jumped on Pine Street.
Some other videos in our archive:
- Motorist driving in the Spruce St Bike Lane
- Near miss between car and merging bicyclist on South Street Bridge
- Cyclist struck by a motorist who failed to yield on Pennsylvania Avenue (Matt Anastasi)
An HD Camera's of course will give you a better picture although a standard def camera works fine if the purpose is simply to scan the street for trouble.
A camera mounted to your helmet is less prone to vibration and it sees what you see, such as someone yelling at you. The downside is that everyone knows you have a camera and there is the risk of the camera to catching on to something which could jerk your neck in a crash.
Handlebar mounted cameras are more prone to vibration and are relatively static. The video camera is also less obvious as some models could be mistaken for a handlebar mounted light.
Comparison of bike cameras on Google Products