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Drift Innovation HD Ghost Wi-Fi Waterproof Digital Video Action Camera Camcorder

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4 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
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  • 1080p HD Video
  • 2" LCD Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Drift DataLinkTM WiFi & App
  • Drift Active StatusTM Two-Way Remote
  • Drift FlashbackTM Video Tag/Loop
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Technical Details

Product Description

Drift Innovation HD Ghost Wi-Fi Waterproof Digital Video Action Camera Camcorder

Live outside the box

Building upon a phenomenal feature set, which includes an industry-first two-way LED remote control with on/off indicator light, video recording/tagging capabilities in continuous loop mode, and an integrated 2-inch Corning Gorilla Glass LCD screen, the Drift HD Ghost is one of the best all-in-one solution on the market.

Intuitive,easy to use & full of features

Unlike other point of view cameras that require aftermarket accessories and peripherals for functionality, the Drift HD Ghost includes everything action sports enthusiasts need to capture professional quality video immediately. Plus, the intuitive interface is easy to use, easy to navigate and easy to set up, so users everywhere can begin recording moments after opening the box.

Innovative recording modes

Ever heard of the clone mode? This feature allows you to simultaneously record across multiple cameras (up to 5) sharing the same Wi-Fi network. Using this mode, a "Master-Camera" sends every change in recording or setting to its "Slave-Cameras", which makes controlling a lot easier and more comfortable. Furthermore, the so-called "Car DVR mode" connects the HD Ghost to your vehicle or motorcycle and starts recording automatically when your engine starts or stops. Herewith the camera is also perfect for monitoring and insurance purposes. The time intervals at which each video is stored can be defined individually. Thus you can determine the length of your recordings yourself, what makes later editing much easier. For those who never want to miss a run, a rail, or a wave, "video tagging" is the ultimate feature. This mode stores the video temporarily by recording a continuous loop. If tagging is activated, you can bring a section of the video back from the past - with simply pushing a button. The interval can easily be predetermined (up to the last 5 minutes). Once "tagged", the HD Ghost will store the selected material on your MicroSD card. Result: You are able to save all your personal highlights on the memory card and at the same time free it of an unnecessarily high amount of video material.


The Drift HD Ghost provides crystal-clear Full HD images and stunning 11MP photos. The resolution is individually adjustable and can be extended up to 1080p (with a frame rate of up to 30 fps). Tip: Combine photo and video mode and shoot high-resolution images even during movie recording!

No angles, no screws, no stress

A great advantage of the HD Ghost is its super easy assembling. The 300° continuously rotatable lens allows you to mount the camera in all conceivable positions, and yet still provides a straight image. So just plug the camera into the mount, set the lens and get started - no angles, no screws!

Don't miss a second

An integrated 2 inches LCD display (protected by Corning Gorilla Glass) gives your HD Ghost another big plus when it comes to handling. Using the display makes it easy to frame your desired shot (helpful when mounting the camera). It also offers you the opportunity to manage your recordings directly afterwards and makes navigating within the camera menus incredibly comfortable.

3.5 Hours - the whole nine yards

You're tired from changing your battery all the time? Or have you once again lost a great shot? With the HD Ghost you can get these worries off your mind. A powerful 1700 mAh battery provides an extended recording time of 3.5 hours and makes your HD Ghost one of the most powerful models in its class.

Simple concept - many possibilities

The principle of the Drift 2-Way Remote is simple but effective: Use the two buttons (also easily operated with gloves) to start or stop recording, or control multiple cameras simultaneously via the "One-to-All "mode. Shoot photos even while recording a video, use video-tagging, or simply switch between all the different camera modes - the colour of the remote control’s LED indicator will show the current mode. By connecting the camera via radio frequency (instead of Wi-Fi), Drift does besides help you to save valuable battery-life.

Waterproof - without extra housing

The Drift HD Ghost does not only resist dirt and rain without any problems - it is completely waterproof to 9 feet (3 m) without an extra housing. Want to dive deeper? No problem, just get yourself the optional waterproof case as soon as possible and take your HD Ghost up to 196 ft (60 m) down under the sea level!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 1.3 x 4.1 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B00A48RMKE
  • Item model number: Ghost
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,744 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 27, 2012

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I've owned a number of Drift cameras over the past several years, and I've always been impressed, but they keep getting better. The Drift Ghost has been redesigned to be a much smarter, and much more versatile camera -- it's really an all-in-one package that gives you all you need to shoot action video and to get unique shots that you wouldn't try with a more fragile camera. I know that most people get these for the extreme sports and action shots - and I do use this for things I couldn't get otherwise - but as an amateur videographer and documentarian I find that the Drift cameras are useful for lots of other things. They're easy to mount anywhere on just about anything and with the remote control they are extremely flexible to go places I couldn't with a camera in my hand. I've mounted them on a 12' paint pole and stuck it up and out the window of my car, for example, or raised them high over my house. I've gotten POV shots for documentary, and stuck them on the hood of my car with a suction mount to get a shot of someone driving.

The new Ghost shares a number of features with the Drift HD, which was (rather: is) already an excellent and powerful action camera. It has the same form function, the same replaceable Gorilla Glass lens cover, that can be rotated around so you can mount the camera where you need to and still get the orientation you like. They both come with a wearable wrist remote, that allows you to start and stop recording or shoot photos without needing to touch the camera. Both have an LCD screen that allows you to see what you're shooting to be sure you're getting what you want -- that's a feature that has always made the Drift cameras stand out among action cameras. Both allow you to shoot HD video, various modes; time lapse and photos.
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If you are like me, you have watched A LOT of those split view videos showing the GoPro VS Contour VS Ghost VS whatever. These things are expensive, so this was a tough decision. My main contenders being the GoPro Black, Contour +2, and the Drift Ghost.

On paper, the GoPro is superior but have you seen the reviews for that thing? That product appears to be a disaster in terms of firmware upgrades, battery life, and quality. I have absolutely no need for 4K or 1080P @ 60FPS. My computer would also explode if I ever tried to edit videos that large. The key advantages for the GoPro for my uses was the size and the video quality.

The Contour +2 was ruled out at the beginning because I needed a remote. The Contour +2 also didn't bring anything to the table other than the GPS feature, which was neat but not really needed for me since I track all my GPS data on my phone anyways.

I chose the Drift Ghost and couldn't be happier. It is extremely easy to use and the menu system is very intuitive. The online videos demonstrating the Ghost video quality do not do it justice. I was blown away by how good the videos looked. I didn't read any of the instructions and was off and recording videos in less than 5 minutes.

- Battery life. I absolutely needed at least 2 hours of run time. Based on the GoPro research, I would be lucky if I get 1 hour with the GoPro Black. I have been able to get 2.5+ hours with the Ghost so far. I see other reviews complaining about the battery. I have had no problems with mine after 2 months of use.

- Two-way remote, with easy to read LED lights. Unlike the GoPro which displays the modes in a little LCD screen, the Ghost has bright LEDs that light up. There is no question what it is doing if you look down at the remote.
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By Bill on February 1, 2013
02-01-2013... First off, I am not a review person, but since there is hardly much info on this action camera, I will tell you what I know and think. I would suggest that you download and read the complete OWNERS MANUAL for a detailed desciption of the camera and its functions. I did research all the top-of-the-line action cameras, and the GHOST was my final choice after reading and viewing the lot. I will say that expectations should be aimed at the fact that this is a small camera and not a big boy. I will update this for a while as I explore the camera.
The Drift is a product of the UK with an office in Colorado.
The camera is packaged nicely. The GHOST has a very nice rubber exterior which gives it a great feel. I got an extra Battery, Wall & 12V charger, External microphone, Handlebar mount, and extra Lens kit. I am using a sandisk 32gb class 10 micro SDHC, works super - no problems. Charged Batts - Updated firmware.
So far I have used this in low light conditions, as the weather has been overcast.
The menu system is great, as with anything else it takes time to familiarize yourself. Since I do not have iphone or eqiv., the LCD is very very nice. Just for handling and usings sake the LCD is great Shot setup, review, menu control, ect. When recording, the remote is the cats meow. It allows hands off control. It certainly lets you know what is going on by the lights. They are pretty bright and they flash.
The unit has 3 user presets. I am sure I will be using these in the future for faster control selection for different lighting conditions and set ups. I am amazed at the stil pictures. They are quite good for a little guy.
I have two computers, XP and Windows 7. The videos play immediately on windows 7, but need to be converted for XP.
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