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Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action Camcorder

171g CMOS 10x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Twice as powerful as its predecessor, the Drift Ghost-S Action Camcorder is simple yet intuitive and boasts a powerful CMOS sensor and long-lasting battery life to capture videos in brilliant Full... More
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Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 76%.

Easy to Use

Some people agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Fantastic camera and very easy to use my only gripe would be the battery life”. Brianbt wrote on Amazon “The user interface is intuitive although I have accidentally found myself in the wrong mode with the camera not recording; this is a user issue”. Brianbt also wrote “Video was excellent; I initially tried to control file sizes my setting frame rate to 30FPS”.

Good Product Quality

A few Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action owners agreed that it was good quality. Bikemad mentioned a few weeks ago “Excellent quality recordings”. In October last year Brianbt wrote “At this the picture quality was more than adequate” in their review. Last year David Howells wrote “Great quality action cam” in his Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action review.

Nice Design

Some Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Bikemad scored this camcorder 80 out of 100 and mentioned “It doesn't come with one and will not record anything without it (So pretty damn useless out of the box as a camera!”. David Burns wrote in his Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action review on Amazon “Whilst the design and styling on the camera are pretty good, Drift seem to prioritise this over all”. David Burns also wrote “Nice looking camera”.

Robust

Some Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action owners who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was reliable. Brianbt wrote on Amazon “Allows the camera to be mounted in the most convenient place; the mounting has proved 100% reliable”. Phil G. said in his review of the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action this year “Gopro are far more reliable, nothing worse than going to watch your footage only to find it didn't record it all” although he scored the product 3 stars.

One Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action reviewer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was well made.

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Drift Innovation Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Drift Innovation video cameras and also specifically for Drift Innovation camcorders and found that in both cases Drift Innovation had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life. Brianbt mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is excellent and I typically get several hours use with no issues- I though about buying spare batteries”.

Good Connectivity

One customer considered that it was wifi compatible. David Burns wrote on Amazon “I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - nice big screen and fast Wi Fi to use with the Drift App”.

One customer who purchased the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Brianbt wrote “Charging is not bad taking around 3 hours from empty to full on a normal USB lead; I don't have a dedicated charged so it may well be quicker”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person wrote that it had a good screen.

Good Size

One Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was good structurally.

Good Support

One Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action reviewer who reviewed this camcorder thought it had good technical guidance. Brianbt gave it an excellent review score and mentioned in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action on Amazon “The instructions provided could be improved”.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Unlike most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action which do not have an HDMI port, the Drift Ghost-S Action has an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], and the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Drift Ghost-S Action is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], and the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 4 hours, the Drift Ghost-S Action has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Drift Ghost-S Action. The battery lifes of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action range from 0.083h to 5h.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. This Drift Innovation camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it support an SD memory card. This Drift Innovation video camera also support sd and sdhc and sdxc memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The Drift Ghost-S Action has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-ion battery, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action which are not waterproof, the Drift Ghost-S Action is waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof video cameras currently available including the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Very Big Shock Proof Height

With a shock proof height of 2 meters, the Drift Ghost-S Action's shock proof height is one of the biggest amongst camcorders that are a similar age to the Drift Ghost-S Action. The average shock proof height of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.5m.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.0152 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Drift Ghost-S Action has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Drift Ghost-S Action also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] all from Sony.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Drift Ghost-S Action is more than most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Drift Ghost-S Action. The white balance modes "cloudy", "incandescent", "flash", "sunny", "D4000", "D5000" and "Preset" are also found on this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small

The average height of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 110mm. At only 52 millimeters, the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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Very Small

The widths of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action range from 19mm to 640mm, and the average width is 95mm. With a width of only 33 millimeters, the Drift Ghost-S Action is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price], or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Drift Ghost-S Action does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Drift Ghost-S Action also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Drift Ghost-S Action has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats aac are also supported by this Drift Innovation video camera.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Drift Ghost-S Action does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Drift Ghost-S Action are not 3D compatible. The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Only 5s Self-Timer

This camcorder self-timer, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 171 grams, the Drift Ghost-S Action has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-X1000[plb_2962225_price] (89g) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Cable
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Video Compression Format
Freezeproof Up to
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 27 June 2016 by R Mach
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product..

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Phil G.

I had a Stealth and it's a fair camera. However it started playing up, the support from Drift is useless, whist this was going on I purchased a Ghost, I should have sent it back. Ion-3 and gopro... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2016 by BikeMad
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent quality recordings, good quality construction but you MUST buy a micro SD card. It doesn't come with one and will not record anything without it (So pretty damn useless out of the box as... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera and very easy to use my only gripe would be the battery life...

Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Paul Charlton
(Verified Purchase)

This was bought for a relative, to use on an overland trip in his Land Rover. Latest pictures from snowy Norway suggest that it is functioning very well.

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Chrissie Rudge

Had a fault in the connection between the camera and the universal grip that resulted in it's loss whilst in use..( Instructions to mounting it were followed each time meticulously...only used it... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2015 by Brianbt
(Verified Purchase)

I bought thid to replace a pencil camera looking to do vlogging. All comments related to its used on a Shoei Neotec and Shark evoline helmets with mic mounted inside the helmet. The ability to... Read more…

Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Michael
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Chris

Use as my dedicated skiing camera and video cam and love it, gets sprayed with ice snow and rain all the time and works perfectly still; gets great action shots of my partner and I when skiing and... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Andrew Pendlebury
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent. As promised...

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