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Drift HD170 HD Action Video Camera with 4X Digital Zoom
- 1080p, 730 or WVGA HD setting, 5 megapixel photos from a 170-degree wide-angle lens
- Integrated LCD screen so you can line up the perfect shot, preview footage and share with friends
- RF remote control saves batteries, memory and edit time by making it easy to shoot shorter clips
- The RF remote also safely starts and stops recording without wrestling with the camera on the fly
- Multi Sport Mounting
- Night mode for optimal low-light performance; Digital 4X zoom
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|Item Dimensions||8.75 x 2.5 x 9.75 inches|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.72 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||0.8 MP|
|Shipping Weight||1.41 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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Pros: Color LCD screen, remote control, mounting accessories, protective/non slip outer, lens rotation, 1080/720 HD quality, exposure settings, rca/usb connections, zoom capable at 720
Cons: Could be lighter/smaller (but not a deal breaker), nite shot helps(low lux) but not great, sensitive/unstable picture taking (but dont need it for that)
Battery lasts about 4hrs. No complaints on stabilization (no stabilization function) since everything is shot at wide angle. Highly recommended for Action Sports/Outdoors enthusiasts whos needs video on the move. You will need to go up 5x the price to get anything better than the Drift HD170.
I use 1080 but the resolution seems not clear as other HD camcorder but this is best quality available in Helmet Cam. I think if you want anything better you are looking are over $1000.
The LCD display and remote are excellent features and also it can do time elapsed photo graphy too. Also you can expand battery capacity to 1700mAh which I happend to have it. It has enough room to accomodate the fat battery.
Yes it has fish eye effect in all resolution 720 or 1080. It is because the helmet cams uses wide angle lenses, I prefer wide angle lens because it can capture wide area. As a helmet cam, you can really tell what you are capturing so I rather have wider angle to capture more areas.
The mount options in the package are also well made and useful.
It does not come with CD with editing software. The recommenation is use VLC which is OK with me. VLC works fine
Only a down side is the size. The size is little big as helmet cam but acceptable considering all the advantages it comes with.
It also do not have image stablization so certan footage can give you motion sickness but again I have not seem a helmet cam with image stablization. so this is something you would live with.
So I would say it is best in its class, if size is little smaller and has image it would have been perfect. --- I know I am asking too much
I definitly recommend this product
I decided on the Drift HD170 because it has a view screen. The problem with GoPro is you can't tell if the camera is on or if it is lined up to get the right shot. With the Drift camera, you can preview your video clip on the screen. The Drift also has a remote, so you can turn the camera on and off without taking your helmet off. This not only is convenient but really cuts down on the editing because clips are shorter and a lot less to work through.
The price of the Drift HD170 was similar to the GoPro HD helmet cam and it offers so many extra features and video quality is awesome. Now all my buddies want a Drift HD170. Amazon has a great price and shipping but one of my friends found the camera plus all the accessories on mypov360.com. I wish I'd known about that because it would be great to have all the accessories, and Amazon doesn't carry them.
I have shot some great video on my dirt bike already and can't can't wait for snow to shoot some vids in the terrain park, pipe, and freeride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually mounted this with velcro on my shotgun under the barrel in front of the shell tube and it totally withstands the recoil and noise. I did use some foam padding. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sabot
I picked this camera up instead of a GoPro because my buddy's grandma bought him one and since we were both going on a motorcycle trip together, I thought it would make more sense... Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by Hans Von Meister
These are disposable cameras...
Once your warranty is over, and something happens to it, you have to throw it away. The company states it is not worth fixing. Read more
Received the camera one month ago and have been using it daily since. Mostly as a helmut-cam but also for walking on beach with mono-pod accessory. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by stebun
I highly recommend this sport camera above the others I've read about. Only two things I'd like to see improved on. It's only water proof up to 1 1/2 feet of water. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Rideon
I use the Drift HD to capture flying action video. Its attached outside the airplane on the landing gear. The remote control feature is a must for me. Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by FlemingAviation
I think the HD170 is a fairly solid helmet cam, so I will be brief and list the pros/cons with this camera. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by C. Kennedy
Worked very well. The camera has excellent video quality. I like the swivel feature of the lense.
I wish there were more adjustments in the menu. Read more
I use this mainly for felling, climbing, rigging, and trimming of trees. The Drift HD170 rocks!!! Great clear crisp vids and excellent photos!Published on February 17, 2011 by intotrees2