Epic Action Sports Video Stealth Action Cam Video Cameras

2.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.99


Product Description

Epic Stealth Cam: The Epic Stealth Cam brings you into the world of YouTube with the EPIC Action Sports Video Camera - a self-contained, light weight digital video camera ideal for capturing your cycling adventures and other outdoor activities. Weighing just three ounces the EPIC can be mounted virtually anywhere. It’s ideal for use as a point of view helmet cam.

The high quality video esolution and SD compatible memory with up to 200 minutes of video at 30 frames per second and audio makes this an ideal tool for capturing those epic rides. And if that is not enough, this unit doubles as a 5 Mega Pixel camera with Stealth Cam’s Burst Mode Technology™ for still images. Waterproof housing, Strap Mount, batteries and 2 GB SD memory card are all included.



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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris B

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2012

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    i agree w/ the other poster - pretty worthless - i only got it to work twice - the files were hard to load, the camera difficult to know when it's on/off, it's poorly made and shoddy, the customer support zero - lots of sales folks - stay away - i just bought a go pro

Bottom Line:   
stay away - i just bought a go pro

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ken a Weekend Warrior from St. Joe, MI

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Extremely poor video quality

Bottom Line:   
Terrible video quality and absolutely NO customer support. Best to avoid.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by daringilbert a Cross Country Rider from colorado

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2009

Strengths:    Overall it delivers pretty good video. Don't expect spectacular - it's only 3oz. Pretty good mounting options. You'll need to be creative and perhaps add some of your own stuff, but it mounts easily.

Weaknesses:    I've had a really horrible experience with both the product and the company. I've used it only four times and it's proven to be completely useless. I would rate this as a toy and nothing more. During the first use, I had the unit in its waterproof case while snowboarding at about 25*F. The mounting flange on the case broke from the cold - no wreck, it just went brittle and came apart while I was removing it to change batteries. The 2nd use for mtn biking was exactly as it should be though I learned that handlebar mounting provides nauseatingly jumpy picture - makes sense with all of the steering necessary on all but the most sanitized trails. A frame mount would be a good plan. The 3rd use was essentially a no-go as the LCD display went out in the parking lot. The unit beeps as you push the buttons so I was kind of able to use it anyway, but it was pure luck. I was only able to capture 3 clips out of about a dozen attempts. 4th try on a ride on Monarch Crest trail yielded zero successful clips. Contact with the manufacturer was to no avail as they won't respond. I don't share any of the positive feedback and would recommend staying away from the product and just buying a decent digital camera and setting it up on your frame.

Bottom Line:   
It's a short lived toy.

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Favorite Trail:   Bergen Peak and Buffalo Creek area

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   gift

Similar Products Used:   A number of far superior devices with the recorder and remote camera connected by cable. Heavier but far superior picture and operation.

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Epiphany and appropriate build kit.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonyride1 a Cross Country Rider from Piscataway, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    Size, price, mounting options, weather proof. I like that fact that the camera is completely self contained using 2 AAA batteries and SD card. The manufacturer recommends using lithium batteries and so do I. It came with a 2-Gig SD card and I can record around 60 minutes of video in the high setting. I got a 4-Gig card to double that capacity and that's enough for a day's worth of riding.

Weaknesses:    Too dark in low light conditions. At times we ride in heavily wooded areas where the sun doesn't really penetrate though and because of that the pictures are really dark. As mentioned above I would recommend using lithium batteries because if your battery dies on you in the middle of use it can corrupt your SD card and render it useless until you format it. As you know once you format it you loose everything that was on the card. I had this happen to me during the last Memorial Day mountain biking weekend at White Clay in Delaware. In the middle of recording a ride the battery died and the SD card got corrupted and I lost a full day footage.

Bottom Line:   
Great little camera for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   Mahlon Dickerson, Kittatinny, Six Mile

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Costco

Similar Products Used:   Samsung

Bike Setup:   2008 Giant Trance X1, 2000 KHS Team ST converted to Single Speed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tacos&beer a Cross Country Rider from Carlsbad, CA

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2009

Strengths:    Price. super easy to use - very light. Good clear video w/ sound.

Weaknesses:    straps - but that's about it. The included batteries go quick. Use Lithiums.

Bottom Line:   
I have used the EPIC not only mountain biking but off road driving, snorkeling (with the waterproof housing) and on a zip line. Fun little camera for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   SART

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Similar Products Used:   Go Pro / Oregon Scientific


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lowball a Weekend Warrior from Rosevill, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    Small, lightweight, easy to attach, easy to use, video quality is decent for what you get.

Weaknesses:    Of course no instant viewing or editing (but what do you expect for the price range), have to know what the beeps mean in order to determine if you're out of memory or the batters are getting low, video quality (but again not bad for the price).

Bottom Line:   
I really like the easy install and use. It came with a rubber damping block which I used and it didn't really help during the 1st test. 2nd test I shoved some thin cardboard under the mount between my helmet to help with back and forth movement, and cranked the strap down extra tight...this seemed to help quite a bit.

I'd say if you're looking for something low cost this is it!

Link to Video of 2nd test: http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/lowball-156xxx/?action=view¤t=LRC1-crash.flv

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Favorite Trail:   Culvert/Confluence

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Wife for B-day

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Nomad, V10, Superlight with all the goodies! :)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ikeman a Weekend Warrior from Easley, SC USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2009

Strengths:    Small and light. Self contained. Saves video to memory chips which can be swapped out quickly. No cables to mess with.

Weaknesses:    video quality and helmet mount. It seems like the camera bounced around which affected the picture quality.

Bottom Line:   
I ordered a bar mount in the hopes that it will provide a stable mount and improve the video appearance. The quality is pretty good on smooth sections. If it is mounted to your helmet fast head movements or bouncy sections make the video appear to bloom somewhat. I think that the optional bar mount may improve things. Video capture is hard to do from a helmet mount or bike mount, the camera offers a reasonably priced option that does a solid job. A nice entry level option or good option if space and weight is limited. If you want to make videos and use this camera as your only video source, you may be less than thrilled with the footage as you watch it on the big screen.

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Favorite Trail:   Clemson

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Bullet camera attached to a camcorder without audio.

Bike Setup:   2009 Trek 69er with Easton EA50 bars and specialized avitar seat, and a 2009 Trek FX 7.2 with eggbeaters for road riding.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by amriderx a Cross Country Rider from Temecula, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2009

Strengths:    Super easy to use, batteries & memory card included

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
At $125 I was not expecting too much from this little camera. However I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use and how good the quality of the video was. Included batteries are alkaline which only last and hour. However if you use Energizer Ultimate Lithium's the camera will run for 4.5 hours. the bottom line is that this is one hell of a camera for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Similar Products Used:   Go Pro, Vio Sport

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Nomad

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sjumpr1 a Racer from westmont, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    Small and light. Easy to use. Inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    BATTERY SUCKER!

Bottom Line:   
I'm a first time user so I was shocked at how small and light it was. That said, once I attached it to my helmet I did have to keep repositioning my helmet. Worked out better attaching it to my bars. The picture was unexpectedly crisp and clear for the price. NOT for night or very low light recording. Video was no more jumpy than anything you've seen on youtube considering the atmosphere. Has adequate sound. Operation is very easy, from recording to playing to posting on youtube(designed specifically for youtube). It has 2 resolution settings. Can also take a series of still pictures. Also has 2 video settings, normal or zoom. Connecting to your computer is a breeze, just plug in the supplied usb cable and the driver is right in the camera, no cd to download. Then play via windows media player or whatever you have. Uses sd cards(2 or 4 gb). 2 will give you about 1:00 of recording time at highest resolution. The biggest - is it uses a lot of battery power. 2 AAA gives you around 40 minutes. Instructions say to use energizer lithium for 4 hrs of recording time. The package came with usb cable, helmet attachment, 2 straps, mounting cusion and underwater case(don't know what that's about). Would rather have had handlebar mount(sold separately). You can literally mount it just about anywhere. Basically a good quality camera for 2-3x less cost of other cameras and no-brainer operation and so far, durable. Can't wait to use it in a race.

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Favorite Trail:   palos

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   costco

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   FSR XC PRO

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