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4.0 out of 5 stars Was great for the price, June 14, 2012
This review is from: Swann Freestyle 1080p HD Waterproof Sports Video Camera (Electronics)
I already own a GoPro Hero and GoPro Hero2. Plus I've spent a small fortune in the GoPro addons, attachments etc. Then I saw this little Gem on one of those day sale websites. They had it for $139, that's about the same cost as the LCD bacpac + a spare battery for the GoPro. So I wanted to see what this camera could do.

Well out of the box, I was super impressed with what it came with. LCD Panel, remote control, multiple mounts, waterproof case etc.

Pros
* I really like that the camera and the camera case have a regular 1/4 inch tripod mount. This makes it so much easier to attach to standard mounts, like the UltraClamp.
* Like that it has two different buttons for starting video and taking a photo.
* Like the laser for lining shots up.
* Like the LCD panel being standard, although it turns out I don't use it much.
* Has a flat lens, so does not distort like the GoPro under water.

Cons
* The laser pointer is useless if you have it in the plastic case, it can't project out as the case blocks it.
* The audio isn't particularly great, but then it isn't with the GoPro either.
* The remote control doesn't have a very good range.

Video quality is very comparable to the GoPro, especially when using the 720px60 mode.

Conclusion
at the price I paid, these things are almost disposable, I was impressed enough that I bought another and a couple as gifts when they were on sale again.
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