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Drift Innovation HD Ghost

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The build quality and battery also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the value for money. The memory and design get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Drift Innovation HD Ghost is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Drift Innovation HD Ghost

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Drift Innovation HD Ghost from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Drift Innovation HD Ghost-S Wi-Fi Waterproof Digital Video Action Camera Camcorder

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Drift Innovation HD Ghost

 

The Drift Innovation HD Ghost is a unique action camera with a rotating lens, but while video quality is good you can get better in this price range.

Crisp, detail-rich video footage. Built-in LCD monitor. Useful rotating lens. Does not require separate waterproof housing

Pricey. Limited mounting options. Does not shoot 1080p60

Action cameras come in all shapes and sizes, but all feature the same basic fixed wide-angle lens. That's where the Drift Innovation HD Ghost ($399 direct) differentiates itself from the pack, with a unique rotating lens element that allows you to...

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Drift HD Ghost Action Camera

 

There's no shortage of options when it comes to action cams, but Drift Innovations' Drift HD Ghost manages to differentiate itself with design and features.

The Drift HD Ghost packs in all the features competitors charge extra for, like a built-in LCD and Wi-Fi; it's waterproof without requiring a housing; a wireless remote is included; it has a mic jack for an external mic; its battery life is very good,...

The camera menu system, while easy to understand, can be a pain to navigate; video is very good, but is not without issues; and, as with many cameras, you'll have to supply your own microSDHC card for storage.

With Wi-Fi, an LCD, and a waterproof body, as well as some nice accessories, the Drift HD Ghost uses its features to beat back the action cam competition.

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Good Lookin’ Out

 

The other strap-it-on-and-get-rad cameras out there are all pretty sick in their own right. But for ease of use, no POV camera is sicker than Drift Action's HD Ghost cam.

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Drift HD Ghost Review

 

Older generation point-of-view, or POV, camcorders were clunky, low resolution, and expensive. But, now with flash memory recording and higher-resolution sensors, the newest POV camcorders have become tiny, easy-to-use, affordable. No company has made...

Outstanding HD video quality up to 1080p ; Two-way remote control ; Rotating 3-way field-of-view lens ; Wi-Fi for off-camera viewing on smartphones ; Included accessory mounts

Quirky menu interface ; MicroSDHC memory card: tricky to insert, easy to lose ; Wi-Fi ad hoc only

The Drift HD Ghost is an excellent quality, very complete POV camcorder – with a handy remote control to boot.

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Drift Innovation HD Ghost

 

The Drift Innovation HD Ghost action cam boasts excellent battery life and a host of shooting options, but the video quality could be better.

Pros; Lens rotates; Multiple shooting modes; Wrist remote; Lets you change field of view; Excellent battery life; Robust iOS app

Bulky design; Waterproof case not included; So-so video quality

Click to EnlargeWhile we generally prefer the video quality from the Contour+2 and GoPro Hero3 cameras, the Drift Innovation HD Ghost has a lot to recommend it, not the least of which is nearly double the battery life. When you're far from an outlet --...

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Drift HD Ghost

 

The action and adventure camera market is hot, with photographers and adventurers recording their exploits on ski slopes, at the race track, on the water, or in the urban jungle. The Drift HD Ghost is a solid camera packed with features, such as 1080p...

Solid build; great daytime video quality; good audio

Menu; Micro SD card; low-light performance; exposed lens

The Drift HD Ghost is an interesting camera because its strong suit, the design, is also its Achilles heel. The lens is completely exposed, so you risk damaging it when filming anything where debris is involved. To protect the lens, you need to buy the...

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Drift HD Ghost

 

The Drift HD Ghost action camcorder will make an outstanding companion for extreme sports, camping, hiking or any other activity. It has an impressive array of features and can take high definition video. With some of the best zoom capabilities...

No case is needed to make the Ghost waterproof

The maximum depth for the camera is only 30 feet

We highly recommend this camera for its terrific feature set and impressive image and video quality.

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Drift Innovation HD Ghost review

 

A well-designed and resolved action camera with excellent app support

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Drift HD Ghost

 

With a 10x optical zoom and a built-in two-inch LCD screen, the Drift HD Ghost sounds like a great option on paper, especially if you know you'll want to check out the results while you're still in the Great Outdoors. But as you'll see from our group...

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"Great action cam... exactly what I was looking for!!"

 

Awesome camera.

- Remote with colored leds (incredibly useful) for full control

Waterproof case not yet available for scuba diving... should be available in the coming days though.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:Unknown

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
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