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Old 10-17-2012, 04:10 AM   #16
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awaiting the hero 3 ..was going to drop the hammer on a new hero 2 but ill wait ...very nice cam for 399 US
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:29 AM   #17
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Do we know when the Hero 3's are due out in Oz?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #18
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:16 AM   #19
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DRIFT HD.

Standard remote start wireless button.

You can preview your videos without a PC on site right there and then & hear the audio.

You can swivel the lense to any angle without having to buy another mount like the go pro.
You can change out the lenses when they get scratched.
170 Field of view full HD
Takes photos in bursts as well as video. Can change settings like resolution without having to connect it to a computer.
Takes any old external microphone from tricky dickies or jaycar which IMO improves the audio.

Excellent customer support.

IMO Gopros are industry standard just like Apple Iphones. They make their money out of all the accessories you have to purchase to make them work properly.

Drift HD is simple.
You say all of these like they are positives that the gopro lacks.

Gopro:
Swivel mounts included
You can change out lenses when they get scratched
170 field of view in full HD - with the choices of 127 and 90 (drift doesn't have those options)
Takes photos in bursts as well as video. Either 3 pics/second or 10 pics/second (drift doesnt' have those options) Can change settings like resolution without having to connect it to a computer.
Takes any old external microphone from tricky dickies or jaycar which IMO improves the audio.
You can preview your videos without a PC on site right there and then & hear the audio. (with optional Bacpac)
remote start wireless button - which is another option.
Excellent customer support.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #20
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I purchased a Drift HD..
* Has an LCD - So I can view footage to be sure I'm capturing what I want.
* Is IMHO a better shape - doesn't stand out like .... and will be harder to knock off by passing objects
* Quality of footage is comparable to the others

I'm not sure watching footage on youtube is a real test of quality or fair comparision of products - what compression software is used etc etc.

The quality of footage taken in 1080 played through the TV is amazing compared to youtube.

Disclaimer - I'm not an expert - just a beginner.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #21
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Question Sony ActionCam?

Just to throw a spanner in the works, I'm liking the look of the Sony ActionCam.

Watching the reviews last night on YouTube, it looks to be a quality unit & good value for money.

Just my 2 bob's worth
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #22
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There is also those goggles with the camera built in - I don't no the brand but they are pretty good from what i hear.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #23
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I have decided on the Sony Action camera. JB Hi Fi here in Perth have them on sale in their catalog for $386. They also have 15% off store wide today so I'll end up getting it for $328.00. 32 mg SD card is $60.00. Bargain.
Popping down at lunch time to pick one up.

Yay. I have a new toy to play with on the weekend.

I too spent all of last night reviewing all the reviews on You Tube.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #24
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Have a look at the Sony web site before you shoot down to the shops. I got mine for $299 from Sony direct and that included the waterprioof housing and 2 x adhesive mounts.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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Have a look at the Sony web site before you shoot down to the shops. I got mine for $299 from Sony direct and that included the waterprioof housing and 2 x adhesive mounts.
I thought the $299.00 didn't have the on board Wi Fi?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:51 AM   #26
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I THINK that all the ones in Australia are WiFi - theres no mention of a non WiFi version anywhere i could see on their website and mine definitely is
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #27
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There is also those goggles with the camera built in - I don't no the brand but they are pretty good from what i hear.
liquid vision goggles. they have had them on catch of the day regularly for under $100 posted. i think they are old stock as the footage is in mov files and the newer ones are h264. but still work fine.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #28
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I recently got a Swann Freestyle HD camera. Comes with lots of mounts, waterproof housing, LCD back.

Only had it on one run mounted on my helmet- works great, althought the wind noise makes the sound track unusable.

Picture quality is great though.

Dick Smith has them for $228 I think. A bargain!
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #29
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I'm hoping to take some video with the Sony tomorrow. Will post it up if successful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:52 AM   #30
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Good luck with the new toy! Hope it all goes well.

Looking at the Sony website, it looks like the ActionCams come as a basic kit ($299) and a kit with spare battery, SD card, desktop charger etc. ($399). Both have WiFi, and you are able to control the Cam from your iPhone (mounted on your bars) & use the iPhone display as a viewfinder.

From the website:

Built-In WiFi – Wifi Remote, Direct File Transfer To Smartphone
The Action Cam’s built-in Wi-Fi allows users to instantly share their content to a smartphone and also allows full remote control of the camera with any compatible device, when used in conjunction with the free PlayMemories Mobile application for Andriod and iOS. The PlayMemories Mobile app also allows you to use your smart phone as a viewfinder, to ensure your shot is always framed perfectly.
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