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The reviews seem to say its a great camera (JVC have a long history with camcorders), but shitty battery life. Its a removeable battery though so you could always buy a couple spare.

Its right at the top of my list at the moment actually - quite cheap these days ($160 here in Japan), builtin wifi, LCD, waterproof without a case, and the right formfactor for snowboarding (attaching to helmet/goggle strap)
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For what you want, I would say drift ghost FTW. It has the screen, the others don't. I have a gopro hero 3 black, and while I LOVE the 120 fps 720p shots, I don't get to use it enough for it to be worth it. You can do plenty of good slow mo shots with 60 fps.

For what you want, I would say 1. Drift Ghost, 2. Ion Air Pro 2 w/ wifi backpac, and 3. Gopro Hero 3

The drift does look heavy, but if it is light it definitely wins.

I haven't had any real issues with my gopro other than battery life in extreme cold (0F), but a few extra batts (2 + wall charger for 30 bucks on amazon) solved that issue.
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weighing in on the Sony Action Cam I've got one, it's a really nice cam, shoots great video, user-friendly controls, built-in WiFi which I don't think any others have at the sub-$300 price point, battery life is pretty good thanks to auto on/off when it's not "in use" but the mounting options suck. It's best used, in my opinion, as a handheld or pole mounted cam.

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If anyone has found parallel pic quality comparison of drift and jvc, I'd very interested. In direct comparison between drift and gopro3, the drift wins
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Look on YouTube. Jvc is no comparison to the drift. I for one am tired of waiting on ion emailed them 3 weeks ago they said end of the week it would be here still nothing looks like I'm getting a contour+2. I would get a drift ghost but I do to many waters ports and 9 feet isn't deep enough.
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Thanks for all the comments. Pulled the trigger on the Drift Ghost. Not very easy to get here. None of 10 shops I've contacted had any other helmet cam than GoPro or was even able to give me information on other brands. They've got kind of a monopoly... makes me a bit suspicious... either they are overwhelmingly better than the others OR it's a hipe/marketing thing like with the Apple stuff. Anyway, found a Drift in an online shop.
In two weeks I'll know if its waterproof enough for watersports without an additional case if it survived a week kite surfing
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Sweet lets us know how it works for you.
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I'm gonna throw another one into the mix. I've bought other items from these guys and for the price its all been awesome stuff. Pen tablet for photo editing for example, the Intous version was $500, I bought mine for $45 and its just as good. Anyways, I'm buying one of these sometime soon from monoprice... if you guys don't know this shop you need to.

For only $89.61 each when QTY 50+ purchased - Monoprice MHD Action Camera

$98

Read the reviews, pretty good.
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No matter what the camera is, make a leash for it. Anything to connect the camera body to something solid in case the mount fails.....
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I looked at the monoprice it just doesn't have the features I want but maybe in a couple of years they will be upgraded.
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