So Ive been doing a little comparison shopping before throwing my money
down on an HD video camera...very rare for me as Im usually impulsive,
must be old age getting to me.
After reading tons of reviews, watching comparison vids on youtube and
pricing pricing and more pricing, I settles on the Drift HD Stealth
What I liked about it was:
#1 Price- at $209 it was right in the range of the other decent cameras and
the $209 price was a reduction from the original $349 it started out at.
#2 I could pick it up today- no waiting around for internet mail order
#3 Shape-Its more of a bullet shape than the square GoPro, I was also
looking hard at the Contour for this reason.
#4 LCD view and playback- This was the real selling point for me. I want
to see how the shot is lining up. I was suprised the GoPro and Contour
didnt have this although the GoPro is coming out with a new attachment
LCD screen and the Contour uses lasers for alignment.
#5 Charges on the go- I can use my cigarette outlet to keep it powered up.
#6 Field of View- 170 degrees FOV, just enough but not too much.
#7 Attachment- Like most of the cameras in this range, it has plenty of
mounts-handlebar, goggle strap, helmet.
#8 Remote on off switch- It comes with a remote Record/Stop switch that
goes onto a watch strap and wraps around my handlebars nicely allowing
remote control with my left thumb.
Here's a quick video I threw together testing out some position and going
around my block a few times.
Another bonus- In my search I found a new Adventure Motorcycle shop
located in Hayward Ca just a few miles from my house. I was surprised
I had never heard of them before. The guys were super nice and very
informative about the cameras and othe rmore motorcycle specific things.
The do everything local and design their own products. The other brands
they sell are tried and tested before going into the store.
This is the kind of shop I like to support