Drift HD Ghost
If you're looking for an action cam that you can take out of the box, pop a memory card into, and start shooting with -- even in the water -- the Drift HD Ghost is certainly worth considering. Its video quality is very good, but it's the whole package that makes the HD Ghost a top choice. Drift recently announced a follow-up camera, the Ghost-S, which adds new Wi-Fi features as well as better battery life, faster frame rate options, and a high-bit-rate setting for lower video compression.
- Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $299.99
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.
December 13, 2013 3:40 PM PST
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