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Old 06-23-2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I am into filming and editing and stuff, and I would really like to make a good "sponsor me" this season. I have good programs for the editing, but I am using a flip camera, so I obviously need a better one =P Do you know of any good video cameras that also take pictures? It has to have good quality, durable, and has a fish eye. I'm not looking to spend any more then $250 Thanks for the help!

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get a gopro, you might have to spend a little more then 250 but its well worth it and the best quality footage you will be able to get for the price no doubt
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Is there a certain appeal I don't understand about the fish eye? I feel it takes away from the 'fullness' of an epic moment for a flashy screen effect that tends to skew the rest of the world. I prefer to see it all!

Gopro seconded.
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If you are serious about high quality video (1080p) in a sturdy and reliable camera... go with the gopro. And you're not breaking the bank too badly, its only 300 for the highest grade camera. The naked comes with fewer parts included (such as helmet straps or connectors) and is cheaper, but I still suggest forking out the 300 for quality. Whats better, this camera can automatically take 5mp (not half bad for internet uploads)at every 2/5/10/30 or 60 second interval. Automatic beautiful stills. If I was any better at boarding I would buy this, but I don't want to record a bunch of falls. Maybe a fail montage is in my future? ooooh!
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new Contour PLUS camera is better.
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new Contour PLUS camera is better.
i dont really think so and def not for the price. the go pro has better mounting options too i believe. plus the slightly recessed lens in the contour gets snow in it a lot easier and can mess up your shots. the gopros lens is more bubbled out and snow will slide right off it for the most part unless its a little wet or something.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, I omitted about 250$

I said about a new camera, it can be pre-ordered only. It has bluetooth viewfinder, GPS, 270 lens rotation and 172 FOV. What about mounting, I prefer it from the side, not on the top like teletubbie :-)

I wanna to preorder it this weekend :-)

To be honest, a design of Replay XD1080 is best for me. But GPS is very cool thing.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Talk to baconzoo about the Drift HD Stealth. Shoots full 1080 HD, has a night mode (I don't really use it), and has lot's of mounts. The biggest thing is that it has an LCD screen to make sure you are setting your shot right. It's easy to set the exposure for the type of light you are encountering. The remote is also very clutch for starting and stopping your recording. Makes it super easy. I've been enjoying mine. You can get the stealth at B&H.

It's a bit beyond what you want to spend. They did have Drift cameras at the Clymb at one point. They were over $100 off. You may want to watch that site and see if they come around again. PM me if you need and invite to sign up.

One of the few videos I put together this year using the Drift.




The contour kind of sucks. Their lens isn't as wide angle as the Go Pro or Drift. Though maybe that has changed on the GPS model.

Go Pro can be found just about anywhere. I don't really like the helmet mount on that one. You look like a god damn alien. All of their other mounts are pretty slick.

Just make sure you get a class 10 card to record your videos to regardless of what you go with.

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Im liking the specs on that new contour+ and i just like the design on that one better then the gopro.
Thinking of getting it before next season.
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Talk to baconzoo about the Drift HD Stealth. Shoots full 1080 HD, has a night mode (I don't really use it), and has lot's of mounts. The biggest thing is that it has an LCD screen to make sure you are setting your shot right. It's easy to set the exposure for the type of light you are encountering. The remote is also very clutch for starting and stopping your recording. Makes it super easy. I've been enjoying mine. You can get the stealth at B&H.

It's a bit beyond what you want to spend. They did have Drift cameras at the Clymb at one point. They were over $100 off. You may want to watch that site and see if they come around again. PM me if you need and invite to sign up.

One of the few videos I put together this year using the Drift.




The contour kind of sucks. Their lens isn't as wide angle as the Go Pro or Drift. Though maybe that has changed on the GPS model.

Go Pro can be found just about anywhere. I don't really like the helmet mount on that one. You look like a god damn alien. All of their other mounts are pretty slick.

Just make sure you get a class 10 card to record your videos to regardless of what you go with.
I'm liking your camera! Where does it go, on the side of your helmet? But the quality on that thing was great! I'm willing to pay more, but not like $500. How much was that camera? But I just have to say this... it was bothering me at how many times you stopped! That's why I don't like to go with friends or in this case... a dog. I just put on my tunes and goooo
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Go Pro can be found just about anywhere. I don't really like the helmet mount on that one. You look like a god damn alien. All of their other mounts are pretty slick.

Just make sure you get a class 10 card to record your videos to regardless of what you go with.
Drift has a good quality, but when I see it I remember Nokia 3110. A brick.

I disagree with a statement about class 10 card. My Contour GPS is amazing with Class4.
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