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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:03 AM
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BT and Wifi(802.11) are similar in that they are wireless data communication protocols. BT is lower power hence it's shorter range(30 or 40ft). Wifi can do almost 300ft. Maybe more, these days. They both send 0's and 1's using radio waves. What the end devices do with them is different. BT usually converts serial formatted(rs232) data(think mouse, printer, usb devices) to travel via radio wave instead of cable. The receiving device converts it back into serial. Wifi takes Internet Protocol(IP) formatted data(802.3) and encapsulates the packets in an 802.11 wrapper right before transmission by the wireless device. The wrapper contains info about the wireless sender, destination, and security protocol. The receiving end "unwraps" the wireless wrapper and looks at the IP info to send the packet to it's destination along the wire. You only need two devices to have a "network". Just like ethernet, you can connect directly to another device without any other equipment. With ethernet, you use a cross-over cable. It physically connects the + and - wires of the Tx(transmission) circuit to Rx(receiver) + and - and vice versa.
With wireless, it's called an Ad-hoc network but it functions the same way. This is how two smart phones can directly share a file out in the wilderness. I'm saying this all from memory so don't quote me, but this should get you started in understanding the differences.

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Hmm, i was thinking about getting the Contour+2 camera, but the 120fps 1080p with the pricepoint on this makes it a pretty attractive device.
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did they mention a release date, or did I miss it?

I heard on the video that accessories come out in Nov, but anyone know if that's when the cam drops too?
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on the sony website it says "available on or about 9/21/2012" and it looks like the camera with wifi will be 269+ taxes where applicable. 199 is for the non wifi one lol.
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i think i'll grab one of these as well. especially after the seeing the part in the video talking about an adapter that allows you to use it as a regular handheld camcorder. Been looking at getting a camcorder anyway, so might as well get both. Hell, I'm a shitty rider, but it's still fun to watch yourself.

Is it worth the extra 70 bones to get the wi-fi version? If you're shooting 16GB of 1080 video, that's a hell of a long transfer time to your PC via wi-fi. Hooking up via USB is going to be a much faster transfer speed so that negates that advantage. I don't need to put shit on facebook so the only real advantage would be using my phone to mess with the settings. But I usually leave my phone in the car when I'm boarding so I don't fuck it up.
What's everyone else's thoughts on this?
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I have always boarded with my phone and never had a problem, and ive had some gnarly crashes (never actually crashed into anything solid though). My jacket has a spot for an ipod/phone with a plastic cover so you dont have to take it out, and unless your ribs are made of steel i bet they would break before your phone does. Also, this doesnt take 120fps 1080p, even though they say it in the video, it takes 120fps at 720p which is still better than the others.
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so, let's say I did ride with my iPhone. what advantages are there to messing around with settings on the hill? is it worth the extra $70?
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so, let's say I did ride with my iPhone. what advantages are there to messing around with settings on the hill? is it worth the extra $70?
Change lighting setting and stuff. Just like a regular camera and Get the best picture for the conditions. Take a better video in flat light or at night. My contour is hard to see what's going on with night riding so you could up the light sensitivity and be able to see whats happening.


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I dont know, maybe go to sony's website, search for the camera's specs and find out for yourself if it is worth the extra 70$ or not.
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