About the author: John Shafer

John Shafer, a.k.a. Photo-John, is a respected photography expert and adventure photographer. He’s been an Mtbr member and contributor since 1999 and you can find his writing and photography across the Web, in mountain bike magazines and on his own Web site, Photo-John.net. John loves big mountains, rocky singletrack, low-visibility powder days, 6-inch trail bikes, coffee and tacos. Look for him pushing his bike uphill, carrying an inappropriate amount of camera gear in an overloaded backpack.


2015 POV Camera Shootout: Best in test winners revealed

Find out about testing protocol and which cameras were tops in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Sony Action Cam Mini

Sony’s budget-priced camera delivers high-end performance in a compact, aerodynamic and affordable package.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Shimano Sport Camera

Shimano’s first POV camera offering is small and lightweight, but how will its video and sound quality stand up against the other cameras in this test?

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Drift Ghost-S

Heavier camera makes up for bulk with ease of use and the best battery life in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi

This dark horse contender has a solid array of performance specs, but will that mean video quality on par with the more well-know POV cameras in this test?

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro rules the POV camera universe and the HERO4 Silver is the sweet spot in their product lineup. Find out why.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Garmin Virb Elite

Garmin’s affordable 2-in-1 POV camera is a great choice if you also like tracking ride metrics. But how will its actual camera performance measure up against other top cameras?

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Digital Cameras For Cyclists

Step up your cycling photo game with one of the ten cameras in our Holiday Digital Camera Guide. They all fit in a jersey pocket, most of them have built-in Wi-Fi, and they’re all better than your camera phone.

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POV Action Cam Shootout – Which Camera Is The Best?

Laugh all you want, but Photo-John’s new helmet is the ultimate POV action cam test rig and this shootout is the ultimate POV camera test.

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Photo Gallery: Tour of Utah From The Competitive Cyclist Team Car

This weekend, I had the opportunity to ride in the Competitive Cyclist team car on the sixth and final stage of the 550 mile (885 km) Tour of Utah. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be in a team car so I jumped at the opportunity. It was a 76.7 mile (123.5 […]

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