360 Brackets "risk of loosing the camera".

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  1. exopar

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    Brought an SJ7 camera and mount a flat 360 bracket in a motorcycle for it.
    Seems that quality to this mounting system is not adequate for the SJ7 camera weight having a high risk of losing your camera.
    After just 10 minutes of road, trip bracket breaks apart and the camera falls into the road.
    It has nothing to do with the double face tape on it but with the plastic quality for the bracket.
    Attached some pictures of the problem.

    Is there any bracket dedicated for the SJ7?
    Should the bracket provided be resistive enough for this camera?
    Is it just a punctual problem or have had someone else this same problem?
     

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    Didn't your camera came together with different bracket sets?
    My brackets, that arrived with different SJCAM cameras, haven't failed yet. Of course, I would not trust the handlebar bracket for use for fast ride on a rough terrain.
     
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    Yes, my camera came with a set of brackets. The first bracket installed failed and almost lost the cam.
    The bracket failed under low speed and city driving, no more than 500 mts.
     
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    I have used my camera when sailing at rough seas, for hours and hours. Lots of bumping on waves. If the bracket fails, then the camera will probably fall into sea. So far so good!
    What kind of original bracket failed and what type of failure that was? Was it the handlebar bracket? I should do a dynamometer test, to see at what force the bracket of yours failed type breaks. As I own several different SJCAM cameras, I could sacrifice one bracket for science.
     
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    You can see the pictures of the fail in the first post.
    I do have also another SJCam model with no previous fails, but in this case, this happens.
     
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    The 360 bracket came with my camera, however, my concern is not where to get new ones but to advise the community about the risk of losing camera due to bracket fail.
     
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    It would be nice to specify, what SJCAM bracket you are blaming. I do not know, from who you bought the camera (and the bracket). AFAIK, no SJCAM bracket exists, like the broken one on your photos.
     
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    Ok. That bracket was not included with my cameras. Can´t test it.
     
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    It is usually vibrations from the vehicle it is attached to that is the culprit for most mounting failures. This is the reason why the first SJCAMs include a thin metal-cable leash to attach the housing to another part of where the mount is stuck to. Not sure why they don't include that anymore.
    Like those action cam attachment for surfboards, the anchor point is not the same as where the mount is. So in case of a mount failure, which happens quite a number of times because of shock regardless of device weight, the camera's fall is caught by the secondary tether.

    PS: You can make one yourself, I personally made mine from thin accessory cords available from mountaineering shops. Although, I prefer the camera worn on a chest-strap better when riding my mountain bike (significantly less vibration from the road, plus better camera field of view).
     
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    But

    Is this the kind of quality to spect about mounting brackets? That is the root question here.
     

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