Summary: The camera takes fine video, better than what I expected. It is very clear. However, the battery compartment is moderately difficult to difficult in opening and closing. While audio can be picked up by the unit you have to be at a stand still. I tried to record comments while biking and all you hear is the sound of the wind. This may however, be an issue with any video camera attached to a bike and going down the road at speed.
Summary: This is a great camera, I use it for making mountain bike and ski movies and film from a variety of angles including on my helmets and various places on my bike such as handle bars, all of the mounts for this come in the box along with a remote that's very handy although sometimes it's very slow at responding in the cold.
Love the wide angle. Wish it had external mic input.
Software Engineer, Amazon
18 June 2011
Summary: I bought this for motorcycles. Absolutely loves the wide angle lens. RF remote too. I wasn't expecting any miracle for the sound however. Wind noise ruins everything. Wish it had external mic input jack. Video formats appear to be rather uncommon. Windows Live Movie Maker nor Pinnacle Studio 15 couldn't read both AVI and MOV files. MJPEG is fine but that consumes 5x more SD card space (no compression).
Summary: My husband was thrilled with this camera, he has attached it to the snowmobile, & loves the fact that he can review his footage after he is finished riding to see what he recorded. He loves the fact that he can turn it on and off with the wristband remote. I am not sure how we are going to cut down on the wind noise, its a squealing sound, & that is a little annoying. He will be using this for racing & is looking forward to attaching it to the dirt bike.
Excellent Camera and Features but with Limitations of Low Resolution
R. Pasquini "Curmudgeon", Amazon
19 July 2010
Summary: Pros: 1. The camera is so light it almost feels like a piece of styrofoam. 2. The built-in LCD display allows playback anytime without a computer and helps line up shots properly. 3. Loads of mounting options let you securely attach the camera to a helmet, seat post, handlebars, or almost anywhere else. 4. Runs on inexpensive AA batteries rather than special battery packs that are expensive to replace.
Summary: The image isn't amazing, the mic is next to useless and the batteries are a sod to get in. BUT IT'S AWESOME! It's lightweight, the batteries last and the casing is sturdy, light and durable. Even with the minor drawbacks this does what I want, it films my rockclimbing! The sound isn't needed and the image is good enough to see exactly what's going on. I love this camera!
Brought as insurance in case I get knocked off the bike again.
John Walsh, Amazon
14 May 2013
Summary: Pictures are fine - sharp if a little dark (might be the poor weather recently). Records in approx 23 minute bursts. Heavy on the batteries. Didn't come with instructions but those were on the Drift website.
nice clear picture and easy to use, first camera faulty.
21 September 2012
Summary: I purchased the camera for a motorcycle trip to Spain through France and wanted to record parts like the Pyrenees. I was gutted when i got to my destination and only 3 minutes had recorded. I bought another sd card in javea but although it stated it was recording to the card and not memory it only recorded a few minutes of footage. I was really gutted that I had none of my journey on record.