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DRIFT HD GHOST-S DIGITAL VIDEO ACTION CAMERA CAMCORDER

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  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60 fps
  • 12-Megapixel Photos
  • Drift DataLink Wi-Fi Enabled & Drift App
  • 2" LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass
  • 300 degree Rotatable Lens
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Drift HD Ghost-S Digital Video Action Camera Camcorder

POV Powerhouse - Intuitive, long-lasting & powerful

Ideal for the casual user and prosumer alike, the Ghost-S is the most powerful Drift camera to date – twice as powerful as its predecessor. Boasting a leading-edge processor, Sony CMOS sensor, plus 7-element aspherical lens technology, the Ghost-S is capable of 1080p at 60 fps, 12 MP stills and unprecedented low-light performance. The result is extraordinarily smooth, rich video in any condition.

Intuitive, easy to use & full of features

Best in class battery life (3.5 hours) means you can record more and worry less. A vivid 2" Corning Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant LCD screen further distinguish the Ghost-S from it’s competitors. Simple and intuitive, yet packed with features, the easy-to-use interface provides access to a wide variety of user-adjustable settings including, bit rate, 10x digital zoom, resolution, frame rate, exposure, field of view and manual HDMI out. Paired with an updated rotatable lens, the Ghost-S places professional-caliber features at the fingertips of casual users.

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 Ghost-S 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 Ghost-S 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.


1080p Full HD - Not a single bit less

Equipped with one of the most powerful chips on the market, the Ghost-S provides crystal-clear Full HD images and stunning 12 MP photos. The resolution is individually adjustable and can be extended up to 1080p (with a frame rate of up to 60 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 Ghost-S 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 inch LCD display (protected by Corning Gorilla Glass) gives your Ghost-S 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 Ghost-S 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 Ghost-S 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 Ghost-S 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 Ghost-S up to 196 ft (60 m) down under the sea level!


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User Manual [4.16mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 1.2 x 3.9 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00GJRCPRO
  • Item model number: Ghost-S
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,207 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2013

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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By sleepydad on May 5, 2014
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I researched action cams for a full year before settling on the Ghost S. I play beach volleyball, and hoped to capture our games from both tripod sideline and some sort of body mounted perspective. I have a friend who owns a GoPro Hero 2, and after seeing the video that he captured I made the decision to buy my own camera. I debated for months between the Hero 3+ Black and Ghost S. What ultimately sold me on the Ghost S was:

1) Across the board positive reviews by third party tekkie sites (prior to the camera's public release in Jan. 2014)
2) The capability to shoot 1080p at 60 fps and smaller sizes at up to 240 fps.
3) Waterproof right out of the box as opposed to GoPro requiring additional housing.
4) Rotatable lens.
5) Included accessories: wrist remote, mounts and others to start shooting immediately. My GoPro friend has invested almost as much in accessories as he has his camera, and they're all included in the purchase price of the Drift Ghost S.
6) Gorilla glass preview
7) Tripod mount on the camera (GoPro requires that you put the camera in a housing that is threaded for your tripod)
8) Sony processor
9) Long battery life (up to 3.5 hours)
10) User interface as compared to GoPro is much simpler and you can start shooting immediately with minimal reference to the manual.
11) Built in WiFi with compatible iPhone and Galaxy apps.
12) Pre-set scene settings: Normal, Dark, Vivid (although Vivid really is stupid - realistically, I'd never use it.)
13) Manual normal/high bit rate option (varies with the format that you shoot).

I could go on, but I think you get the jist. I did my homework.

So I've had my camera for about four months and here's my take ...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. W. Kistler on April 20, 2014
Pro: Sturdy, lots of nice features
Con: Use video settings with care. Higher settings don't always produce a better image.

After initially giving this camera a much lower rating, I did some more experimenting with it. Based on what I learned, I've upgraded my rating and rewritten part of this review.

First the pros: the Ghost S is sturdily made and comes with an extensive set of built-in features. The video tagging, view screen, rotating lens and remote control are especially useful. The body is waterproof to a depth that will satisfy most needs (divers will need to add a waterproof enclosure). The battery life is exceptional and the recharging time is reasonable. The range of video settings is impressive (or would be if they mattered - more on that below). The 12mp still photos are about what you get from an average phone camera. The sound is fine as long as you use a decent external mic outdoors. (The built-in mic can pick up very loud wind noise in even the slightest breeze.) The camera and remote are Wifi enabled and work well together. I haven't tried using the smartphone app, so I can't comment on that. The buttons on the camera body are somewhat clumsy and difficult to use with gloves on, but with the wrist remote I can live with that.

There's no shortage of things to like about the Ghost S. Excluding the video quality and going on features alone, I'd give it 5 stars. So why did I give it 4 instead?

Initially I was shocked at the horrible video images I was getting. Even at higher settings (1080 HD/60 fps/high bit rate) it looked nothing like the promo videos Drift claimed were shot with the Ghost S. After some email exchanges with Drift's customer service (who were prompt, helpful and gracious), I decided to reset everything and start over.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason on May 6, 2014
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Camera does perform well and I'm quite pleased with the battery life. Just check sample videos on YouTube to see sample videos. YouTube compresses them severely but you'll at least get an idea, actual quality is incredible though, even in pretty low light scenarios.

**No charger**
I'm disappointed that the camera does not come with a charger. You get a USB cable that you have to connect to your computer which charges very slowly and sometimes not fully or you have to get your own wall adapter charger.

**Get a fast memory card, not a cheap one**
Originally I had some trouble getting this camera to operate without giving me errors, freezing, etc. It ended up that my micro SD card was not fast enough to handle the 1080p video being written to it. I switched to a SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB micro SD card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DM1BDPK/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_17) and have had no problems since. Originally I had the SanDisk Ultra micro SD card which was too slow.

Drift's customer service was unable to help me find the correct memory card. They simply told me not to use the SanDisk Ultra line because they're too slow. They recommended using cards from the brands PNY and Samsung. I bought a card from each of those companies and did not have success with them either. It was very frustrating to me that they could not simply recommend specific cards that they knew would work.

**Poorly packaged**
I ended up ordering 2 of these cameras from Amazon and both came loose in the plastic display box. So they were bouncing around inside which concerned me. I guess they should be able to handle it though, but it just seemed odd especially since there is a place for them to be attached via their mount but neither one was.
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