Perhaps the other fellow who wrote in was experiencing something similar and that would explain his random shutdowns, similar to what I was seeing when the camera was on the bike rather than sitting still on a table? The aspect ratio is standard HD at The switch was still on, but all the lights were off. I then left the camera on the restaurant table recording a salt shaker for almost an hour and, while the battery light turned red, it seemed to be recording fine. If Midland can make a p version in the same package without raising the price too much, they may have a chance at owning the low end of the HD market for sure. A week later I tried again.

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About the author Rick K. I have had the cam about 16 months and have used it, maybe 12 or 13 times.

Midland XTC Camcorder | eBay

Midland lists the p vide as xp at 30fps, which has a file size of something like 15 minutes of video for every 1 GB. It comes on briefly when the camera is first turned on, then it flashes while recording. I bought the cam because the manufacturer offered a great deal through our club, Beehive Beemers, but a tool that fails at critical times or is sporadic is even worse than nothing at all.

The camera with battery and a 2 GB microSD card weighs grams 4. We had no trouble connecting or reading the microSD card on the computer and uploading the files.


One last thing, when I was concerned about the tinny sound away from the motor on my bike, with the cam helmet mounted Midlad was told to put a piece of duct tape over the mike, which I did. The XTC has surprisingly good video for a camera in this price range The colors are very accurate and the exposure is perfect in daytime lighting conditions.

Midland XTC Review – webBikeWorld

Always check before purchasing. Belstaff Pioneer Pants Review. I have full charged the battery and re-formatted the SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSD card each time before usage and still experience this problem.

Memory and batteries are not included. The switch was still on, but all the lights were off.

Last night I charged the battery overnight, wiped the SD card fresh, and set the camera on the table recording a wall to see how long the battery would last. I like having a standard camera mount on the bottom. The battery life story is baffling to me.

Midland XTC-300 Review

The short answer is yes. Midland recommends a minimum of a Class 4 microSD memory card but we have found that brand-name cards of Class 10 work much more reliably with HD video cameras. There are no settings to mess xrc-300, no still or time-lapse photos or other fussing around; the only thing you can change is the video mode.

A week later I tried again. More frames per second usually means smoother video, all things equal. The mAh rechargeable Miland battery that comes with the XTC is claimed to have up to 5 hours recording time, and — so far — we believe it. Pick the best tools for the job. It includes all of the above plus the waterproof housing, a goggle mount, handlebar mount for bicycles and both a car charger and wall outlet charger. By continuing to use this site you agree to these cookies.


Regarding the loss of video after a few seconds, this sounds exactly like the problem common with an HD video camera when using a memory card that is too slow. We can definitely recommend the Midland XTC as one mkdland the easiest-to-use, straightforward motorcycle video cameras available. For informational use only.

Notify midkand of new posts by email. The price, especially considering the variety of mounts that cam included, is also impressive. Read the Terms and Conditions! We prefer the p video at 60fps though, for its very smooth rendition.

Midland XTC-300 Camcorder

Trying to switch the camera off and on again had no result, as if the camera was completely drained. Fieldsheer Adventure Tour Pants Review. I was testing it on a ride to a mountain town about an hour from where I live and it did successfully midlnad over to a new file after hitting the 2GB limit.