Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera
Impressive Camera Kit
Super impressed with this kit. I love that it includes a robust set of mounting hardware. The Prism alone is weather proof and doesn’t require the water proof case unless you’re planning to use it for water sports.
I’m not much of a moto-vlogger but I do like the bluetooth high def audio functionality. Bluetooth controls with audible feedback used with the 20S is also fantastic. To be able to switch to different recording modes using the jog dial wheel and start/stop a recording is excellent.
For those who like to record with 720p60 versus 1080p30, you will not be able to take snapshot pictures using the 20S. Although documented in the manual, it wasn’t entirely apparent to me - and Sena support on initial trouble ticket request.
I’ve found the iPhone app is useful to make adjustments. After time, I didn’t find it necessary as it’s pretty easy to navigate through the config menus on the Prism itself.
Having the ability to easily record/charge the Prism has also been handy. I’ve had a great experience using the time-lapse function during a 1k mile road tour. I’ve found that you can also record/charge on a GoPro but you’ll have to modify the case or cable.
The one BIG bite is that you’re NOT able to get an accurate perspective of how the camera is aligned when mounted. GoPro's have wifi and allow you to connect to it with a tablet or phone and monitor the video. There is not a comparable function on the Prism. I generally eye-ball the camera alignment and usually OK with the results, but if you’re picky, you might need to go through a couple video checks withe the mini-HDMI port or review short recordings.
I’m glad I picked up this camera. I like the helmet mount option and it’s slim form factor. It would be “nice" if they offered 1080p60 and a way to monitor the video, but I guess I’ve gotten used to not having that functionality.
June 29, 2015
Excellent POV camera!
I already have a GoPro Hero 3 Black, and have been quite satisfy with the camera. However, I don't want to mount the GoPro on my helmet simply because of its shape and what I have to do to mount it to my helmet.
The Prism fits the bill perfectly, especially in regards to mounting to my helmet. I already own the SMH-10, and meshing the Prism to that, and using the SMH-10 as the remote as well as input speaker was a joy. Extremely convenient.
The only very mild negative about the Prism is that I cannot listen to music while the Prism is paired with my SMH-10, but that is a really minor issue for me. OTOH, I was able to hear my GPS' voice prompts without any problems, since I made sure to pair my GPS to SMH-10 as "phone".
Oh, one other negative! I am paying for a lot of mounts that are provided in the standard package that I will probably never use! SENA should offer the Prism with just the helmet mount, say, at a much lower price point! If they had done that, this camera would be considered perfect!!!
April 20, 2015
My SENA PRISM Review
I own several other popular action camera models and really prefer the PRISM for clarity and audio (if I choose to add). The price is pretty steep but the additional mounts that are provided are truly worth the extra price. The helmet mount is in fact Best in the Industry.
Best thing is the profile is far more suited or streamlined than the others available. Buy it, you will not be disappointed. Also pairs flawlessly to Sena headsets too which is great.
Word about Revzilla- absolutely love the site and Customer Service has been great for me so far.
March 2, 2015
Bought prism for my husband since it was cheaper then other cameras. He loved it and takes every time he goes riding wether its his dirtbike, sportbike, or roadbike. Easy to mount and go.
February 3, 2015
Wow, what a fantastic product.I just got this
And synced it with 20s.you can control and speak
With the prism.quality is great, I love the
Instant picture functions. I think this product is
Way better then go pro.more bang. For the buck
February 3, 2015
Love the bluetooth feature
I bought this to go along with my Sena 20s. Love that I can control the camera with the 20s. Take pictures and matter of seconds or stop and record in seconds. I also love the Helmet mount for the prism looks nice and slick on my helmet compare to my go pro mount. Great item to own.
February 3, 2015
Awesome bluetooth camera
Just got my Sena Prism camera I have Sena Sm20 and pair right away and control with SM20, stop/start recording while I'm on my motorcycle, take a picture while I'm on my motorcycle.
came home and download to my computer easy, grate picture quality the sound is excellent. after download eased it and ready to use again. ready to do somme instruction video plus audio.
I was looking for products like this.!!!!! LOVE IT
February 2, 2015
Disappointed Sena Fan
Bought it Dec 17 2014. Review written after three weeks of actual product use. Unable to do any riding just now, I installed it in my pick-up using one of the several included mounts. I upgraded the firmware of course. I have not yet employed the greatest features of the Prism, the Bluetooth communication, which is the reason I bought this item. My intent is to use this along with my several other Sena products while riding, videoing and intercom-ing. For now, I put it in the truck just to check out its general function and to get familiar with the controls. I found my first complaint with the controls; why try to do everything with only two buttons? This arrangement leads to a Byzantine layering of menus that are NOT intuitive and which do not offer a simple exit or start-over escape function. One must learn the "trick" to navigating between layers and will have to re-learn it after any absence from using it. A third button or slide switch or a rotary or some such would make the unit far easier to use. I was disappointed to find that the Prism does not include at least a rudimentary review/ edit / playback screen (my cheap China dash am does) OR the ability to support video playback directly to my iPhone (Compitetion has this) such that a laptop or similar MUST be employed for even the simplest 'delete half of that last video' operation. The card must be physically removed and put in another machine as there's no WiFi download capability (Compitetion has this). I was stunned to learn that the re is no " loop " option to overwrite old video... A very common dash cam mode(Compitetion has this). Even my 79 dollar dash am can do this. I found the Prism getting HOT while plugged in (using Sena's own cord) to the point where I actually could not hold it in my hand! On three occasions (when it was NOT hot) my Prism just locked up. No lights, no function, no nothin'. On two occasions I removed the battery and resolved the issue. The third time I couldn't save it. My Prism is now the perfect pretty brick. I talked with Sena and first learned that there is no hidden reset mechanism, no paper-clip-trick. It must go to Sena for un-bricking. I await an RMA (1 week).
Summary: I am greatly disappointed at the lack of features and simple controls with the Prism. Sena seems to think that as long as they bring cutting-edge Bluetooth features, no one will notice the old-school camera. I haven't even tried to employ its crowning features, the Bluetooth controls and audio. But even if that feature set is impressive, it doesn't make up for or fix the the basic failings. I fully expect a "Prism II" someday, but until then, Bluetooth alone may not save this one.
I'm assuming that the actual failure of mine is a fluke, time will tell. And I will update this review as warranted.
February 2, 2015