Go Pro or Drift HD

Discussion in 'Australia' started by TigerNoir, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Nick4R4

    Nick4R4 Ride On....

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    6 of one. half a dozen of the other !!!

    Both cameras have there pro's and cons. I have both (gopro and drift hd) and couldn't
    pick one as better than the other, only to say that the drift is easier to mount using the
    1/4 inch 20tpi thread (pretty standard camera mount) and has a rotatable lens.

    Gopro now has a wifi control so your not reaching for the shutter button on your helmet
    which is probably better than the drift bluetooth control.

    I noticed the HDGhost has a wifi control which is better then the HDdrift.

    The only thing i have found with video quality of these two camers is that the
    GoPro shows my internal house walls as yellow when they are actually white,
    the drift shows them as white.

    Here's a still i pulled from some video off the drift. Who's that stranger on the left ? Is it the cheese man ! :lol3

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  2. farcall

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    G'day Nick... how you doin? And to think both of those KTM's have been moved on since then :huh ...who woulda thought???

    That's good info about the GoPro vs Drift. Thanks. The Hero3 was getting the nod from me until I read about the new Drift Ghost.

    One of the guys on our Cape York trip in May had his GoPro mount break after 2 weeks of endless corrugations. Lucky it was mounted on his bars when it broke because he flukily caught the camera in his lap! It was the virgin ride for the camera and there hadn't been any falls to weaken the mount so it seems not robust enough IMHO... for my type of use that is. I'm sure there'll be millions of 'mine didn't/hasn't' stories out there but my purchasing will be influenced by what I saw. Interestingly, my VIO POV ram mount accessory broke a few days later... so maybe a Drift wouldn't have fared any better???

    I read that the new Ghost comes with an infrared remote, has a loop mode and few new tweaks & improvements. Those goodies plus my reservations about the GoPro mount have got the Ghost in front atm. That could change between now and March 2013 though. :wink:
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  3. Nick4R4

    Nick4R4 Ride On....

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    Hi Shane,
    All going good here thanks.

    I must say that the new ghost has some refinements on the drift.
    One that I like is that the remote on the ghost has a green and red light
    to left you know your are recording or in standby which is bloody good idea.

    I was at the ocbr recently and richard (iconman) was showing me all the
    add-ons he had on his GoPro which are very impressive too.

    There is quite a few sports cameras to choose from these days i suppose it all
    comes down to whatever tickles your fancy.

    Also, i must apologize for never putting a RR or pics from our last ride.
    Wonder if its too late >
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  4. farcall

    farcall Long timer

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    Never too late mate.

    I've got 2 or 3 pics I can add.
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  5. Nick4R4

    Nick4R4 Ride On....

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    I think your right,
    I'll start drafting it up on word and let you know how im going. :deal
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  6. PBee

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    Blunty's videos are good value

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  7. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Go the GoPro.. its lighter and although the mounts can break (as mine has) the camera housing as a whole is more durable and being the industry standard, mounts, help, features etc.. are all 5min search on google away..

    The remedy to the mount is to run a couple of cable ties through the housing n attach it to ur crash bar or whatevers closer, so if the mount comes unstuck or breaks you dont loose your camera.. :p
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  8. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Thanks for this thread guys. I've been planning on getting some sort of 'action sports' video camera. I've never had one before and had pretty much made up my mind on getting the GoPro Hero 3 White Edition. However, as a result of this thread and hours spent researching, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the Sony Action Cam now.

    The biggest things that have so far convinced me to go with the Sony are as follows:
    The wifi cell phone controls. This is absolutely brilliant (and is compatible with my phone, unlike the GoPro). The lack of real-time backscreens on these cameras has always bothered me.
    The now-famous Sony image stabilization is superb. So many GoPro cameras have been way too jittery for my tastes offroad. After watching the image stabilization at work, I'm sold.
    It comes with two batteries, plus it has an adapter for a very common battery on many Sony cameras (which means plentiful and cheap additional batteries).
    It has a very generic and universal tripod mount. This way I'm not tied to GoPro's mounts. I already have a Ram Mount tripod mount and enough Ram Mount stuff that I won't need to buy anything else additionally to have nearly all the mounting options I can imagine at this point.
    I like the shape of this better than the boxy GoPro. I feel as though this will be better for helmet mounting (though, I've never handled either, so this is just based upon pictures and video).

    PBee, thanks for posting those very thorough review videos.
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  9. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Anyone have the new Hero3 yet and can give us some feedback Please? :ear
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  10. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    Mate, I bought the GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition soon after they came out.

    I run it on my helmet through the App on the iPhone. The only problem so far is that the iPhone is overheating at times in the top of the tankbag. When it overheats it shuts down & the GoPro turns off. There is a delay in the viewfinder function, but it's really only to line the camera up before you ride.

    Other than this it's great. All the other mounting accessories from GP 1 & 2 fit, so that's handy.

    It's well proven & there is a vast community of GoPro users with great ideas (although my favourite is Alana Blanchard :evil)

    I'm usually a Sony guy but I'm more than happy with the GoPro 3.

    :freaky
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  11. Gota

    Gota Been here awhile

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    Just got a replay xd1080
    Will be trying it out over the Christmas break.
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  12. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    There is a cheap option for the KLR650 Riders :D and those who want to play, but not a lot of spare cash. $99.00 :eek1

    Jaycar have these HD Camera's http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=QC8018


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    Specs arent as good as a GoPro but. . . . .

    HD Sports Camera with Waterproof Case

    Strap this camera to your helmet, bike handlebars or car dashboard and record all of the thrills and spills of your action sport. It records video in high definition up to 720P onto a microSD card (available separately), and can be played back on the 2" colour touch screen or by connecting to a PC. Features a photo taking mode and a vehicle video recording mode that cycles the video continuously to avoid the microSD card becoming full on long journeys. The internal li-ion battery will provide up to 1 hour of recording time, and can be charged from a USB port of a PC or by using the included car cigarette lighter cable.

    Note: the camera does not connect to your TV as written on the product box. Under low light conditions the camera will record at a lower frame rate.

    Attachments included:
    • Waterproof case (IPX8), depth rating: up to 3m
    • Protective shield
    • Handlebar seat-post mount
    • Suction cup mount
    • Helmet mount and belt

    Specifications:
    • Screen size: 2.0-inch
    • Camera resolution: 1.3MP CMOS
    • Camera lens: F3.1 f=9.3mm
    • Camera zoom: 4x digital
    • Video resolution:
    - VGA: 640 x 480 at 60fps
    - 720P: 1280 x 720 at 30fps
    • Video file format: AVI
    • Still image resolution: up to 5.0MP (2592 x 1,944)
    • Image file format: JPEG
    • Built-in microphone: Yes
    • Video with sound: Yes
    • Storage: microSD card up to 32GB (Not included)
    • Video file size: Approx 6GB per hour
    • PC interface: USB2.0
    • Power source: 3.7V Li-ion built-in
    • Power life: more than 1 hour from 2 - 4 hour charge
    • Camera weight: 50 grams
    • Camera dimensions: 67(L) x 47(W) x 29(D)mm
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  13. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    i am off to south africa in may to ride up to germany,i keep changing my mind so keep the reviews coming boys ,i like the contour ghost simply because of the the on, off with lights ,brilliant for dumbasses like me, and the fact it does loop so you can dump the boring stuff, does anyone know if the contour can be hard wired so don't have to fart about with changing batteries so often
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  14. Hayesy

    Hayesy Been here awhile

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    http://vio-pov.com/products-all/pov-hd.html

    Haven't used it but heard a great review of the loop feature by someone who is creating a motorbike travel video.

    Video records all the time but overwrites after a certain time period.
    If something spectacular happens hit the button and save the action.
    You dont have masses of video to edit through just all the action shots.
    You dont miss stuff cos the video wasn't running.
    Also runs on AA batteries.

    Suited this blokes purpose as everything he needs for the next X years he has to carry on the bike and only has to upload all the 'action' video rather than masses of vid
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  15. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/HX-A100D

    Really like this option, abit like the POV, soon to be released. $300

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  16. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    I ordered a Go Pro Hero 3 and the following mounts,

    * Chest mount
    * Helmet mount
    * Grab bag of random mounts
    * Head strap mount (for diving)

    What other mounts do we like?
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  17. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Dr C which model did you get?

    I have been doing some research and like the option of the Hero2 HD. Great prices and are a litle bigger.

    Seem to be close to the Hero3 Silver in specs.

    Can you change the batteries over or o you need to change the Back pack battery?

    Thinking I can get a charger setup in the tankbag and rotate 3 batteries on the road?

    Also use the cheaper SD cards rather than micro??

    I have to buy something before Scrapheap :deal
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  18. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Just found this video which gives great detail on both the 2 and the 3

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  19. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    Hi Pezz,

    I got the Hero 3 Silver. You can change the battery easy, i assume the purpose of the backpack is for continuous footage or so you don't have to worry about forgetting to swap batteries.

    What mounts are you thinking of using?
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  20. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I ended up buying the Hero3 Black
    By the time I added a few accessories to the hero2 it was nearly the same as the 3

    I also talked to the guys at Dirt Cheap Cameras and they said don't even think about a 2 as there are a lot of benefits with the 3 Black

    Just waiting on some micro SD cards

    Wasn't one in the box
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