I’ve learned a few things about my little camera with an attitude. One is that he gets a little warm in his plastic waterproof jacket. This causes the plastic to fog on cold days, making for very blurry, boring videos.
It seems that Sony has also discovered this problem and is now offering condensation reducing, anti-fog sheets as accessories. While the idea of putting diapers on Cammie is rather fitting, I didn’t particularly like the words “helps prevent condensation” in their advertising. I don’t want to come home with hours of video only to find a full diaper and a partially foggy lens.
My solution – drill two tiny holes (at an upward angle) just under the lens portion of the waterproof housing.
I know, it felt pretty stupid drilling holes in a perfectly waterproof box but I figured that if Cammie wants to go swimming at some point, we’ll just have to buy him a swimsuit. The result – no more fogging. I haven’t been out in a heavy downpour yet so I’ll have to get back to you later about that.
***Please see the comments section for a better version of the drilling method which Pete was nice enough to contribute***
When I started using Cammie, I got one of these suction cup bases to mount him on.
Seems like a good idea – put him anywhere and not have any permanent mounts glued to the vehicle. What I found out was that the thin shell of the velomobile flexes a bit when you go over bumps. This is only a little vibration when the camera is mounted right on the surface, but you put that camera on a little pole attached to that surface and the little vibration translates into a major wobble out where the camera is sitting!
So I’ve opted for the glued on mount for Cammie.
I still plan to use the suction mount but I’ll have to use it where the velomobile’s body is more rigid and the road more smooth.