Drift HD Ghost Helmet Cam | Fresh Produce

Not one to be outdone by GoPro, Drift have just announced the release of this all singing and dancing number…

Drift really have thrown a whole load of technology at this camera, and first impressions are that in terms of ‘features for money’ this camera is definitely going to give GoPro a run for their money. www.actioncameras.co.uk are already taking pre-orders for the camera and they reckon that you should get one in your hands on November 19th. The full specs and a sample video are below, but basically we can’t wait to get our hands on one, and as soon as we do we’ll give you the full lowdown…

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • 1080p High Definition
  • microSD Memory Capacity: up to 32GB
  • 60fps in 720p, 120fps in VGA
  • Still Photo: 11 megapixel with Photoburst Mode
  • Drift Active StatusTM Two-Way Remote with LED Lights
  • Drift FlashbackTM Video Tag/Loop
  • Built-In 2-Inch LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass®
  • Drift DataLinkTM Wi-Fi Enabled & Drift App (coming soon)
  • Advanced Drift PureTM Audio Technology
  • Enhanced 7 Element Lens Design
  • Lens Angle: 170° Fully Rotatable Wide Angle Lens (130° at 60fps)
  • Digital Zoom: x10
  • Water Proof to 3m (9.84ft)
  • Remote Control: Wireless RF (10m range) Hands Free Video and Photo
  • Mounts: Multiple Mounting Design, Standard 1/4″ 20 thread
  • Audio: Built-in Microphone & Speaker, 2.5mm Mono Plug Input
  • HDMI: Mini (Type c) HDMI connector for HDTV playback
  • Menus: User Friendly Control Panel in 15 Languages

 

TECH SPEC SUMMARY:

Active Status® Two-Way Remote with LED Lights

The Drift HD Ghost is the only action camera packaged standard with a wearable on/off remote control with LEDs and wrist strap. The smartly placed LED lights on the remote instantly communicate the mode currently in use, eliminating the question action camera enthusiasts hate to utter, “Is my camera on?” The remote also streamlines functionality by allowing users to take photos and change function mode from more than 30 feet away, as well as start and stop recording. This saves precious memory space and battery life so you can capture a full day of activities without wasting time.

Drift Flashbak® Video Tag/Loop

Action sports enthusiasts can save a recorded event up to five minutes after it has happened while in Video Tag/Loop mode, which records footage in a continuous loop style. The video clip is stored in the camera’s memory, and will save the clip only if the user chooses to “tag” it.

Built-in 2-inch LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass®

The screen allows quick, real-time viewing of camera angles before you even press record. It also supports instant video playback of recorded footage, making it easier than ever to edit, delete and relive your favorite actions whenever, and wherever, you want. Plus, its durable Gorilla Glass® screen is covered with tempered silicate glass to ensure scratch-proof performance even in the most rugged terrains.

Drift Datalink® Wi-Fi Enabled & Drift App

The Drift HD Ghost comes Wi-Fi-enabled to communicate instantly with smart phones. Combined with the Drift mobile app (coming soon for both IOS and Android) you can preview and line up a shot remotely from your phone, change camera settings, shot recording, photo capture and playback, directly through your mobile device. You can even instantly download content from the camera to your smart phone and share content wirelessly across your favorite social media platforms.

Drift Powerstation®

The Drift HD Ghost has the longest battery life on the market, providing 3 hours of recording time per charge, courtesy of the included 1700mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The DRIFT Powerstation®  also uniquely places the battery in the center of the camera maximizing battery life and providing an anti-vibrational system.

Advanced Pure® audio technology

The microphone features digital and mechanical dynamic modulation technology which offers the latest innovations in digital signal processing and wind-noise reduction to provide crystal clear audio. As standard with Drift, we provide multiple sensitivity settings and an external 3.5mm microphone-in connector to further enhance the captured audio.

Enhanced Seven element lens design

The Drift Ghost boasts an upgraded lens design consisting of seven elements ensuring optically pure performance whether you’re filming those epic runs down the slopes of the Alps, or blasting down country lanes on your motorbike. This guarantees the user high clarity, vibrantly colored, stunning HD video.

Waterproof to 3 metres without any housing.

The Drift HD Ghost features an improved design allowing the camera to be three meters waterproof out of the box. So whether you are surfing in Indonesia or kiteboarding on the hood river Drift has you covered…. For the deep water enthusiasts Drift offers a uniquely designed waterproof housing which allows you to capture your adventures up to 60 meters depth.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 

  • 1080p [1920x1080] – 25, 30 fps
  • 960p [1280x960] – 25, 30, 48, 50 fps
  • 720p [1280x720] – 25, 30, 50, 60 fps
  • WVGA [848x480] – 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120
  • File format: .Mp4 / .Mov (H.264 codec, selectable)
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Field of view: 170° (1080p, 960p, 720p, WVGA)
  • Field of view: 127°, 90° (1080p)
  • 11, 8, 5 megapixel Still Photos
  • Lens focal range: 0.5m to infinity
  • Lens rotation: 300°
  • Zoom: x10 (digital)
  • Exposure: Auto / Manual
  • LCD Screen: 2.0″ TFT
  • Waterproof: 3m (9.84ft)
  • Microphone: Built-in, noise reducing microphone
  • Built-in memory: 256MB
  • Memory capacity: Micro SD memory cards up to 32GB
  • Inputs: 3.5mm external microphone (extension included)
  • Outputs: HDMI connector type C (cable not included)
  • Connectivity: USB Plug and Play, mini-B USB connector
  • Compatibility: Windows XP and up / Mac OS 10.2 and up
  • Remote range: 10m (32.81ft)
  • Radio frequency: 2.4G
  • Camera dimensions: 105 (L) x 52 (W) x 33 (D) mm
  • Camera Weight: 167g
  • Camera Power: 1700mAH rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) (DC 3.7V)
  • Remote Control dimensions: 59 (L) x 48 (W) x 12 (D) mm
  • Remote Control Weight: 22g
  • Remote Control Power: 350mAH rechargeable lithium-ion battery (internal) (DC 3.7V)

Price: £299.99
www.actioncameras.co.uk
www.driftinnovation.com

  1. Daire

    Nowhere near the GoPro

    1. Alexander Gill

      I’m using both hero3 black and the ghost right now at work… the black is shit… all talk and no walk basically.

  2. jimmy fids

    The GoPro black drops end of the month. Nothing is anywhere near it in terms on spec

  3. Tepid

    Without wanting to sound negative, i can see little point in NOT getting a Hero3

    1. Alexander Gill

      Read the previous comments to this article of mine :P

  4. Intesify

    Give me the sleek styling and awesome usability of the Drift any day of the week. The Hero3 Black might have better video tech specs (which your average punter wont use or have the computer power to utilize) but this new Drift kills the GoPor for value and usability.

  5. skud

    looks nice but prefer the gopro mounting options myself

    1. Alexander Gill

      Drift has the same mounts, and are interchangeable with gopro mounts anyways.

  6. jimmytwo

    Thank god a descent helmet cam to compare against the GoPro. Totally over that blocky counterpart. Massive screen and remote all the way.

  7. Dave

    Blocky shape of GoPro makes sense on the chest – best place for a camera. Hero3 (esp Black ed) blows that out of the water spec-wise and is way more versatile in terms of mounting options

    1. Alexander Gill

      That’s why Drift made a shoulder mount chest harness :P makes you look like the predator.

      As for specs, I beg to differ, 1440p is useless since no tv can handle it, battery life is, with wifi on, 45 minutes… people have complained about overheating, glitches, delay between remote and camera, etc.

      Drift has 3hr battery, 2hrs with wifi, which you don’t even need to use the remote, wifi is strictly to phones and laptops.

      You can use video tagging (google video tagging ghost), and take pics simultaneously while recording video.

      the versatility is the same since gopro and drift mounts are interchangeable.

      At least the camera lens and waterproof case lens are replaceable, only the waterproof case lens on the gopro is replaceable, scratch the camera lens and you’re fucked.

      GoPro is a flashy joke.

  8. Jake

    Bigger screen is nice but it’s gonna drain the battery even quicker. Shape and styling much better than Go Pro.

  9. Alexander Gill

    That’s why the ghost battery is a 1700mah battery, it’s 3 hours battery life.

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