Nov. 26 Update – Riding with Steve Peat.
Do you sometimes feel that GoPro has a monopoly on the POV Camera market? They seem to have a lion’s share of the market because of their superior brand and and marketing power.
That’s not necessarily bad but every time I use a GoPro, I want to pull my hair out because a clunky user interface and a lack of a….hold on…video screen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shot video and it’s either not on or not aimed correctly. Also, every time I need an accessory for my GoPro or Contour, it’s another $50 or $100.
Well Drift Innovation is here with some competition to shake up the market a little bit. They have the new HD Ghost for $399 with:
- A video monitor
- Remote control
- Waterproof up to 8 feet
- 3 hour battery
- An easy to use interface
These are just a few of the features that jump out at us. But bring it on Drift as we love competition to shake up this market. $400 is a lot of money to spend on a POV camera so us mountain bikers deserve something that’s slick and easy to use.
The previous Drift Innovation product we tried is the HD170 and we gave it a 4.5 Star rating here: http://reviews.mtbr.com/drift-innovations-hd170-review. So it is a company that has experience building quality product.
We’ll put this one to the test as soon as it arrives.
Photo Thumbnails (click to enlarge)
Official release on the next page.