Something to consider is: how capable is your computer at handling HD content? My PC cant handle editing the 1080P footage, I have to use my quadcore iMac at work. If that is the case then get the 960p (less pixels to push.) The extra articulating pieces that the helmet hero give you are clutch if you ask me. Otherwise it's fixed on a single swivel usually on top of your helmet. I like the side view best as you can get a bit of your face or goggles in the shot.
Consider looking at the Drift as well, as the LCD and remote are crucial for on the spot playback, to see if you got the shot. Plus the Drift HD170 is great as a hand held follow cam. Best in the industry if you ask me. I have a GoPro, Contour, and Drift. Drift HD170 Action Camera Our price: $329.95
I have an intel core 2 quad q9550 and in my other pc I have an i7 930 so my computers are definitely capable of handling it. I actually saw another post about the Drift HD170 Action Camera But its the most expensive one out of all 3 so I opted for one of the GoPros. Just not sure which to get. Unless you know somewhere I can get the Drift cheaper?
Unless you are producing and selling blu-rays then there is zero need for a helmet cam to do over 720p. Being able to do 60fps is awesome though because you never know when you are going to want a shot to be in slow motion.
Just not sure which to get. Unless you know somewhere I can get the Drift cheaper?
Since the HD170 just came out I doubt anyone is discounting it. I've been using this camera for a while as I had a and now I have the production. I would only choose the GoPro if I was going to use it for underwater shooting; And for Moto-X I might choose it because of the (1280x960) and because you can replace the outer case lens, which I've done now twice now for my Moto-X buddies who throw mud. Otherwise the form factor and LCD/remote make the Drift a must for board sports. You can review and delete clips during the day using the Drift. Again, I've shot bad compositions (too much sky) with the GoPro because of it's boxy form and because I didn't realize it till I got back to the computer. The usability of the Drift are so easy with a LCD, the GoPro requires you to read and continue to use a manual to set the functions. Which I found hectic in the heat of the moment. So I'd say the features of the Drift far out weigh the competition.