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Old 02-22-2011, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I was looking for a cheap around 100 $ Hd camcorder to do some follow shots snowboarding in my local park with a friend
i was looking for a camera that would not shake (digital stabilizer) and that has the option of a good 720p with 60fps option,
i would only use it as a snowboard camera maybe with a monopod like xshot, i'm interested in a good stable follow cam to post videos on youtube
i would also only use it for snowboard and skate videos which one do you suggest?
I've seen the Playsport and the xacti does anyone have them any suggestions on any others??
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,
I was looking for a cheap around 100 $ Hd camcorder to do some follow shots snowboarding in my local park with a friend
i was looking for a camera that would not shake (digital stabilizer) and that has the option of a good 720p with 60fps option,
i would only use it as a snowboard camera maybe with a monopod like xshot, i'm interested in a good stable follow cam to post videos on youtube
i would also only use it for snowboard and skate videos which one do you suggest?
I've seen the Playsport and the xacti does anyone have them any suggestions on any others??
You want an HD camcorder with image stabilization and 60fps at 720p? For $100? That's pretty funny.

I just got a GoPro, but I used to just use my regular digital camera which had "movie" mode. Set it to highest quality, slap in the biggest memory card it will take, and go for it. I've never heard of a good camcorder with all the stuff you're looking for for under $100. But I could be wrong.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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only camera to come close would be a flip HD or go pro everything else is 300+ but more likely 500+ easily
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Go pro is definitely the way to go, it's what our team prefers and shoots some awesome video. You can use a Flip, which take great video, but I would be worried about damaging it from the water/snow/shock of riding with. Unfortunately, with your $100 budget, Flip is your only option.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go pro is definitely the way to go, it's what our team prefers and shoots some awesome video. You can use a Flip, which take great video, but I would be worried about damaging it from the water/snow/shock of riding with. Unfortunately, with your $100 budget, Flip is your only option.
Hey guys what about the kodak playsport? It has all the above qualities and it is waterproof
So you guys suggest a flip, i have also seen the xacti which seems a pretty good cam, i would buyfrom amazon so buying it used uld not be a problem what doyousuggest?
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I would go with the Playsport. My friend has one and it's a damn fine camera. For the price, Kodak made a quality product.
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I have the playsport as well, and its awesome, shoot underwater, snow, rain, throw it around, chuck it against a tree that thing will not die .... the only con is that the lens is not wide enough, gopro is better in that regard ...
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm i've seen the playsport does it shake in follow cam?? if i buy an xshot with it would it shoot decent videos??
i've seen the flip mino has a magnetic wider lens which makes its view 0.45 times wider does the play sport have anything similar to that??
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The flip hd is very good. My buddy has one that he uses for everything, he puts it on his drift car in the summer, had it mointed to his snowmobile and beater car this winter to play in snow. The picture is really good and rather stable as well and sound quality is decent as well. And there fairly cheap. Im buying one as soon as i order my new board. Right now my iphone 4 is my camera, and its a damn good camera too.


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Old 02-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I can't really comment on the quality of Flip's HD videos, but the Flip Camera will crap out at extreme cold weathers. Tried to take some videos in -27 Celsius (about -17 Fahrenheit) and the camera wouldn't turn on. Then again, I'm not sure if any electronics would really work in that weather. Guess it was my fault for shredding during a winter extreme cold warning :P
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