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Drift Ghost HD Action Camera - Black

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Two things you won't find are a protective housing and a memory card. The HD Ghost takes microSDHC cards of up to 32GB, but one isn't included. This isn't uncommon with action cams (or other cameras for that matter), but it means you'll have to get one before you can start shooting.

Drift Ghost-S review: Excellent all-in-one action cam - CNET Drift Ghost-S review: Excellent all-in-one action cam - CNET

The Ghost-S's best and most differentiating feature is Drift's signature lens, which swivels up to 300 degrees by simply twisting the lens itself by hand. With the up-facing arrow to indicate the lens's upright orientation, and as long the camera is pointing in the direction you want to record, it lets you mount the camera at almost any angle while keeping a perfect orientation. By comparison, action cameras without the swiveling lens must be mounted in their upright position if you want to shoot properly oriented footage.This microphone can be placed out of the wind, and enables the user to target a desired sound source more acurately. The Ghost-S features anti-fog material, and if this becomes saturated condensation can occur inside the body of the camera. The moisture may be allowed to enter the camera if the rear hatch is removed in damp, or very cold conditions. While many now offer intelligent horizon levelling, the quality of the video footage cannot match that of the Drift Ghost XL Pro, which can shoot a level horizon natively.

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The Drift Ghost XL Pro beats the ease of use and mount options of any other camera on the market by a long stretch.The one downfall is the resolution and framerate options. At 4K, the maximum framerate is 30fps, ok for static and slow movement but not great for high-speed action. 2.7K at 60fps is very decent, and the 1080p 60fps is also superb with the option to extend to 120fps. It’s a shame the camera doesn’t extend the framerate to 4K at 60fps, but that’s the only real fault I can find with this otherwise excellent camera. If your picture isn't quite straight enough when mounted or you had to turn the camera to a horizontal position, the lens rotates up to 300 degrees, so you can level things out. Depending on how it's mounted, it can be difficult to test what your picture will look like using the LCD, which is where the Wi-Fi comes in handy. Besides the build quality and the design being minimalistic and sleek, there’s little else to comment about the camera’s build.

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