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Tim Cheek
(hikerfan4sure) - MLife
GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera on 07/07/2011 21:20:22 MDT Print View

Has anyone used one of these cameras for backpacking? Light, HD video, etc.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera" on 07/07/2011 21:24:31 MDT Print View

Tim,

Check out the Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition, Damien Tougas used a GoPro HD Hero camera to film the shots in the video at the end of the article.

Edited by Eugeneius on 07/07/2011 21:26:16 MDT.

Michael Neal
(michaeltn2) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
not stable on 07/07/2011 21:28:45 MDT Print View

it doesn't work well for walking/hiking, it is designed for smooth motion such as riding a bike or glider. If you look on vimeo at some examples during hiking you will see what I mean, a horrible unwatchable image when walking.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera on 12/12/2011 18:32:38 MST Print View

Old thread, I know............but I wouldn't call it unwatchable.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=2618408378280

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera" on 12/12/2011 19:53:33 MST Print View

That's awesome Joe, the video quality is stellar. How are the stills? Did you make it through the crack by chance? ;-)

Charles Jennings
(vigilguy) - F - M

Locale: Northern Utah
GoPro Alternative on 12/12/2011 21:39:43 MST Print View

I much prefer the Drift Innovation HD cameras. I have owned the GoPro and sold it after discovering the Drift.

They have a built in screen, they have a remote, and their menu is MUCH easier to navigate, IMO.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera on 12/12/2011 22:57:45 MST Print View

We made it thru the crack, just had to chimney a ways over some water. It was a lot of fun for 2 dorks from the Texas Panhandle. The stills have a bit of a fisheye, which is a bit irritating. I didn't change any of the settings to try to make the stills better, I think it can be done.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera on 12/13/2011 14:20:44 MST Print View

Sorry, old review..
Franco

Edited by Franco on 12/13/2011 18:39:42 MST.

Charles Jennings
(vigilguy) - F - M

Locale: Northern Utah
Drift Innovation POV camera on 12/13/2011 15:52:45 MST Print View

To the OP -

Both companies have come out with newer products and accessories since the above comparison review was made over a year ago.

I am glad that Drift has come out with the Drift HD, which is much smaller than the other Drift models. Plus the new Drift HD has a new, improved waterproof case which is good down to 30 meters.