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Old 09-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #41 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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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
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #44 (permalink)
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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 :-(
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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?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #46 (permalink)
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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.
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