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HD 170 Features
- 1080p High Definition Video Resolution (also records
in 720p and SD)
- LCD Screen. 1.5” Color TFT
- Video and Photo Capture
- 4 X Digital Zoom (in 720p and SD recording mode)
- SD Memory Capacity up to 32GB (not supplied)
- RF Wireless Remote Control for Hands Free Video and
Photo (5m range)
- 5 Megapixel Still Photos with single or 3sec, 5sec,
10sec & 30sec intervals
- 170° Wide (8mm wide angle) Fully Rotatable 360°
- Built-in Microphone & Speaker
- Rechargeable Lithium Battery
- User Friendly Control Panel
- Robust Rubberising and Weather Resistant/Splashproof
(DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER)
- Multi Sport Mounting (Package includes Handlebar Grip,
Goggle Mount, Helmet Grip, Head Strap, Velcro Strap
and Universal Mount)
- Standard 1/4” (8mm) camera (tri-pod) thread
great for use with after market mounts such as RAM
- User Friendly Control Panel (menus) in 7 Languages
PC / MAC compatibility - The Drift
is compatible with Windows XP Windows 7, and Vista,
Mac OS X 10.2 and later.
HD 170 is one of those gadgets
that is so user friendly that you don't ever need
to refer to the user manual to understand the operation
of it. With the push of the menu button, all is revealed
and its pretty straight forward as to how to navigate
around the functions and settings.
Because the Drift
HD 170 has its own mini display,
setting up the angle of view is super easy - and this
is a feature most other mini HD helmet cams like GoPro
HD or Contour HD do not have.
|Radio Frequency Wireless
The remote has to be another strong selling point
of the Drift
HD 170. Because its RF (Radio
Frequency) and not infrared - there is no need for
line of sight. Example (on the roof of a car), on
the wing of a plane or on the back of your helmet.
The loud audible BEEP is confirmation of recording.
and the remote has one button for Start
and one button for Stop, so you are
always certian of whether its recording or not.
Rotating Lens - 360°
With the added advantage that the HD
170's lens can rotate 360° - you
don't always have to mount the camera in the up
right position. This is especially useful when switching
from helmet mount to seat post mount on a Mountain
Bike for example.
4 X Digital Zoom
Unfortunately the 4x Digital Zoom only works in
HD 720p and SD recording modes -as well as stills
shooting modes. But lets not forget this is a tiny
little camera and it costs under ZAR4000
To charge the camera, connect it with the USB cable,
to any USB charger in your car, on your bike or plug
it into your computer. Hold the power button until
it switches off, the a blue LED will come on while
the battery is being charged.
The 1100mAh Lithium-ion battery supplied ia rated
to give approximately 2 hours - however I used in
when crossing Namibia for over 4 hours, with the LCD
screen setting on auto-off after 1 minute. Even after
staying dormant for 20 minutes plus - the camera instantly
starts recording when the remote or standard record
button is activated.
If you are anticipating low light conditions, the
HD 170 has the capability if shooting
in "Night Mode" or you have several exposure
bracketing settings ranging from -2stops to +2stops
Caution should be taken when using "Night Mode"
and over exposing simultaneously - the LCD monitor
is not calibrated to show the exposure settings when
you setting it up. once you see the footage you will
see it can be extremely over exposed.
Do a short test clip and review the footage first.
For me personally - The Drift
HD 170 is an Adventure sportmans
dream gadget - having come from a background of being
a professional sports photographer for over 25 years
and watched how technology has changed the face of
photography and video documentaries from the early
days of shooting 35mm film and S-VHS video to the
modern day pocket size gadgets that far out perform
and equally perform against some of the industries
most expensive and high-tech equipment. There is nothing
to touch the Drift currently.
if you were to compare on-screen, in Full HD......
the footage shot with a professional HD camera costing
ZAR80 000 and the Drift
HD 170 - I doubt whether anyone
would be able to say which is which.
The versatility, wearability, LCD screen, RF Remote,
170° wide and Rotatable 360° lens of the Drift
HD 170 is what makes it the most
outstanding mini HD camera in the market today.
- Craig Marshall -
With a price tag of ZAR3800 !!!!!!...you
will never look at another mini HD camera
is included in the Drift
HD 170 BOX?
HD 170 Action Camera (Duh!)
- 1100mAh Lithium-ion battery
- RF Remote Control - (5 meter range )
- Handlebar Mount
- Goggle Mount
- Head Strap
- Helmet Mount
- Universal Clip
- Velcro Strap
- Industrial strength Velcro adhesive pad
- HDMI Cable for play back on TV
- USB Cable for downloading to your computer
- Quick Guide to get you started
NOTE** No SD memory card is supplied. you need to
purchase this as an extra or use one of your existing
SD cards - up to 32GB