Drift HD Ghost action camera
Many action cams require you to buy add-ons and accessories that the HD Ghost does straight out of the box. It's waterproof without requiring an additional housing; it has built-in Wi-Fi for controlling the camera with a smartphone; has a built-in LCD for changing settings, setting up shots, and reviewing your results; and it has a standard tripod mount and rotating lens so mounting it is a breeze.
- Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 3 user reviews
Starting at: $299.00
The good: 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, and the battery is removable.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: 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.
May 5, 2013 10:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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