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Drift Innovation HD Ghost

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Drift Innovation HD Ghost. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The price and durability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the color and memory. There are mixed opinions on the design and image quality.

battery, durability, price, size, zoom

usability, portability, memory, color

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Drift Innovation HD Ghost from 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 People really like the design and durability. The size and battery also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability and portability.

usability, battery, size, durability, design

portability, reliability

83% of the reviews on 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

May, 2015

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: CNET (

Drift HD Ghost is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink action cam


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.

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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Billy Brown (

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Tony Gomez (

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Drift Innovation HD Ghost Review


While 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 -- which is often...

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Mackenzie (

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (

Drift Innovation HD Ghost review


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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

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...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: paddy0ne (

"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.

Apr, 2013