GoPro HD Hero 960 – Full HD 960p Extreme Action Video Camera
GoPro are a brand who know how to do extreme and know how to do it well. The exhilaration of skiing down icy mountains at high speed or surfing the huge waves of Hawaii is tough to put into words. With the GoPro HD you don’t need to rack your brain for a long list of superlatives to describe the experience – you just share it. The camera is simply designed to capture your experience in high definition and withstand the rough and tumble that comes with extreme sports.
Rest assured these cameras do more than withstand the above sports. On a recent episode of James May’s Man Lab they really pushed the parameters of survival. Using it to film an experiment which involved sending it 92 500ft into the earth’s orbit the camera survived both the altitude and descending speeds of over 200mph. Thankfully, before it could go any faster a parachute was deployed.
Unsurprising given that GoPro have equipped the camera with impressive features that help it cope in even the most punishing of conditions. They have technology in place that will reduce wind interference when travelling at high speeds and even an integrated heating system to keep the camera working in freezing conditions.
To truly share your experiences you need to capture them in high definition. The GoPro gives you option to record in 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video or take 5MP time lapse photos. The most impressive thing about this camera is its reliability. Take it with you anywhere; attach it to virtually anything and record in high quality with the assurance you’re capturing the next best thing to the experience itself.
Drift HD170 Action Camera
This durable video camera is made to cope with the heavy demand that comes with the territory of extreme sports.
This HD camera is the perfect piece of filming equipment for any kind of extreme sport. The outer housing is durable and built to withstand being knocked around. You can easily fix it to a helmet or virtually any other kind of equipment which enables you to capture the perfect shooting angle.
Drift have been pretty clever in pairing the camera with a remote control. If you’ve got the camera attached to the frame of your BMX it’s not easy to reach for turning it on/off or making adjustments. With the remote control you can keep it close to hand – literally wearing it on your wrist!
The Drift is an HD camera and takes seriously high quality videos. It records in 1080p High Definition and takes 5 Megapixel still photos with a wide 170 degree lens angle which is fully rotatable. All this high quality takes up a lot of space. With the already built in 32GB space capacity you won’t need to worry about using it all too quickly. There is also an SD card slot to expand the memory further for long filming days.
The versatile nature of the Drift really is the winning point. A robust build makes it usable for almost any extreme sport. The rotating lens and ability to fix it to a helmet, handlebars or whatever the sport of the day is means you can capture the angles you want. It isn’t restricted by good light either; night mode will allow you to film in poor light conditions and even into the night. With the 1.5″ colour TFT screen and a built in mic and speaker you’ll know straight away whether your shot has made the cut.
So if you’re looking to capture your most extreme moments – get yourself a Drift HD 170.