We got the VioSport package (1,2,3) with the LANC (4) controller, the rechargeable battery (5,6,7,8,9), and mounting accessories (11,12).
The camera can be powered in a three ways: AA batteries, rechargeable battery pack, and AC power adapter.
The rechargeable battery pack is small and will power the camera for over 10 hours on a full charge. It has a set of built-in LED power level indicators.
We found the rechargeable battery to be the best way to power the camera, but if we want to use the camera indoors the AC adapter is a handy alternative. The AC adapter can be connected directly to the camera. Just don't add the rectangular adaptor in the middle of the chain.
Built into the camera's power cord is the microphone. This mic is fairly sensitive, but our experience with it is that the quality is sufficient to record a conversation, but not for music or other applications where wide dynamic range is a requirement.
We got three mounting options with our package: stationary, eyeglasses, and head/helmet. The stationary mount allows for multiple angles and adjustments. The eyeglass mount is useful for "point-of-view" (POV) applications. The head/helmet mount is useful for more extreme (POV) situations where a more secure attachment is necessary.
Since the elastic mount will allow most frames to fit, we find that we use the eyeglass mount most often. The camera is very light, but there is still a slight weight-induced droop on the side with the camera.
We found that tight fitting frames work far better and will not shift as much during normal walking.
The camera cable has two ends: power socket and AV plug. This AV plug carries both the video and audio signal. With our Canon camcorder, all that is needed is to plug this into the appropriate socket on the camcorder.
To tell the camcorder to record the signal from the external camera, we must set the camera on "VCR" mode and select "line-in" before pushing the record button.
If everything is set up properly, the signal from the external camera will be recorded by the camcorder.