Originally Posted by tokyo_dom
I just started looking at POV cams with Fisheye lenses, after getting some promotional emails showing how cheap the original Contour ROAMs are getting. Seems you can pick one up for $115 ish now that the next model has been released.
Then i started searching some more and found that for about $40 more i could get a JVC Adixxion, which not only has an LCD to confirm footage, but wifi to connect to your smartphone etc. It also does 720p at 60fps out of the box, so that could be useful.
But does anyone have any convincing arguments for/against either of those cameras? I dont want to look like a teletubby, so no GoPros for me.
But i also started realising that the snow season is winding up kinda fast here in Japan. Slushy snow, social obligations to be out getting wasted instead of waking up early to go to the snow etc. Should i wait the start of next season when these might be selling for under $100?
I'd say do extensive research on the cameras you want to choose since there is one for every riding style, but I'm in the same boat with Donutz on gopros with them being very shaky unless you have elephant dollars to be spending on stabilization gear. I went with the ION Air Pro which is significantly cheaper than the contour Roam2 or the Gopro Hero 3. That cam was $189 no shipping or tax and I got a monopod, 16gb sd card, and card reader. Found it on ebay Ion Air Pro Plus w 16GB 10 Memory Card Card Reader Deluxe Kit New 817309010001 | eBay