Originally Posted by bseracka
There are known issues with the internal mics, the other big complaint was the recessed lens collecting snow. The sony obviously won't have the snow collection issue.
I haven't used mine for snowboarding, so I'm unaware of this problem. They make a waterproof case that could probably eliminate this problem though... It's completely flush.
As for the internal mic, I've seen a lot of complaints on the wind noise... but that can easily be fixed simply by adjusting the sensitivity with the software. (Yes, it takes time/ several attempts to adjust it right, but it WORKS.) For my motorcycle, i set it at 15-20 (out of 100) sensitivity. This eliminates the wind noise, but allows the exhaust to be heard. They also make "hairy" covers for the mic (which I haven't used) that is suppose to cut it down too.