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10-15-2011 05:49 PM
vrecksler For an alternate opinion, I bought the Drift X170 (predates the HD version) and was initially happy. Coming from a DIY helmet cam setup and then a GoPro, I really like the ease of use, remote, and LCD screen although the X170 ate batteries.

The only reason I wouldn't go with Drift again is because of customer support. My video continually had periodic black flashes (like an exposure issue) and while my initial contact with Drift received a response, they pretty much ignored me after that and my problem was left unresolved. I sent them snippets of raw video to examine, and played around with different exposure settings and such, but all I got was one response telling me to upgrade my firmware (which didn't fix the issue).

To some this may seem petty but I had hours of epic backcountry video from Rogers Pass and Revelstoke that I can't do anything with. Admittedly I can't blame Drift for that as I should've tested the new firmware before heading out. However, I can hold to the fact that they didn't support me and left me with a useless camera system.

It is great to see more offerings on the sports camera front though, and I'm sure we'll see improvements and more innovation each year.
09-30-2011 02:23 PM
hikeswithdogs Woh I just took a look at the new drift, very very nice.

2 Huge Pluses

External battery option
9mp Camera
1080p 170 degrees
Replaceable Lens

I'm sold, can you get me a good deal?
09-30-2011 02:14 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Originally Posted by Nmbr1Ballr View Post
To my knowledge none of the cameras shoot 60fps in 1080p
I was stoked about the roam until I saw no 720p 60Fps , I mean seriously a sports\pov camera without a replaceable battery and 60fps?!?!?!?!?

To bad great price and I like the on\off switch but those 2 things are a HUGE deal breaker for me :-(
09-30-2011 01:43 PM
Nmbr1Ballr
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Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
60fps is nice just for regular video as well. 30fps is a holdover from the old NTSC 29.97 video standard.

Real slo-mo is shot in far faster than 60 fps.
To my knowledge none of the cameras shoot 60fps in 1080p
09-30-2011 12:06 PM
Milo303
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Originally Posted by oskar View Post
No 60 frames per second on the ROAM though ...
That's far from a make or break for me.

I'll take the lack of 60 fps, that's hardly noticeable to the untrained eye, for all the pros of the Roam.
09-30-2011 12:00 PM
Tarzanman 60fps is nice just for regular video as well. 30fps is a holdover from the old NTSC 29.97 video standard.

Real slo-mo is shot in far faster than 60 fps.
09-29-2011 01:10 PM
Nmbr1Ballr
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Originally Posted by oskar View Post
No 60 frames per second on the ROAM though ...
Thats only important if your doing slow motion videos. It still has 30fps 1080p
09-29-2011 11:06 AM
oskar
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Originally Posted by Milo303 View Post
Went with the Contour Roam. Just can't beat it, value wise imo
No 60 frames per second on the ROAM though ...
09-28-2011 10:57 PM
Yes Officer
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Originally Posted by Milo303 View Post
Went with the Contour Roam. Just can't beat it, value wise imo
Let me know how you like it because I am torn and about to pull the trigger on the Roam. The price is great. But I really like this Drift HD too.
09-28-2011 10:33 PM
Milo303 Went with the Contour Roam. Just can't beat it, value wise imo
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