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Solid Build Quality, Very Functional, Poor Video Performance.
on October 9, 2014
The build quality, durabilty and overall functionality are great. It's very simple and easy to use. For a motorcycle helmet (what I'm using it for) as well as other various action sports like biking / kayaking / etc this really is pretty great because the ease of use and versatility is all there.
That being said, the quality of HD video you get is fair at best. Even if 1080p High Quality the video is very muddy and compressed. In 720p the video doesn't even look HD but rather some blurry wide-screen standard deffinition. All this if you are lucky enough to recording in outdoor sunny conditions, if it's cloudy or dark it will look even worse. Don't even think about using it at night.
The microphone audio quality is pretty lousy too, everything sounds distant and tinny.
For the price it is a solid, dependable camera, but if you want even remotely decent quality HD video, or some low-light performance don't even give it a second thought.