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Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action Camcorder

97g CMOS 1.3" Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Display Diagonal Release Date
Wonderfully compact and lightweight, the Drift Stealth 2 Action Camcorder lets you capture all your adventures in beautiful Full HD. Portable and compact design Half the size of the Drift Ghost-S... More
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User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camcorder rated this camcorder 83% on average.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “Works well and simple to use as a Motorbike Cam fitted to helmet no issues”. In October this year Daryl said on Amazon “Very pleased easy to use great pictures”. A few weeks ago Jack N. Kemp mentioned “The controls are very easy to use”.

Several Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. This month Andrew Lillywhite scored the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action 5 stars and he said on Amazon “After taking some time to set up it works great very pleased”. Cheeky Ali mentioned in their Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Easy to set up”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said “Very easy to navigate the menus as well as setting it up” and scored it very highly. J.l. wrote “For the money its good, menus can be frustrating” in their Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action review and scored it 5 stars.

One Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action owner who reviewed the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action said that it was easy to handle. Mr. Richard Ellis mentioned this month “It captures very acceptable night-time footage as well as handling bright light well too”.

One Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewer who bought it considered that it performed as expected. A few weeks ago Harry Acton wrote in his review of this camcorder “Does exactly what it says on the tin” and gave the product a very good review score.

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Robust

A few Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action owners considered that the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action was well made. In October this year Djm mentioned on Amazon “A well made and handy piece of kit for the price”. This month Mr. I. G. Beushaw wrote in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action “Well built and great battery life”. Mr. I. G. Beushaw also said “This is a well made and easy to use camera”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon last year “The mounts provided are very secure and sturdy, I would be very surprised if the camera were to somehow dismount the mount”. In October Luke wrote in his Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action review “Have this on the side of my motorcycle helemt its strong and sturdy and records good footage”.

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was reliable. Colin Macdonald mentioned “I just wish that it would actually film more reliably”. Thirddeeplens said on Amazon “Find it reliable and easy to use”.

One Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good at resisting water ingress.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-five Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. In October last year Amazon Customer said “The camera itself has a good build quality and doesn't feel cheap” and rated it 5 stars. Colin Macdonald he said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The video quality is reasonable.”. Daz the Rebel said “The video quality is brilliant and it's really easy to use” in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action and scored it very highly.

Popular Choice

Across all camcorders, the Drift Stealth 2 Action is one the fastest selling products currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was good looking. Pelican Freak mentioned on Amazon “The video and sound quality are pretty good”. Zeke Pliskin wrote “To analyse my riding style for improvements; as good as you think you are, you can always be a little better”.

Several Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good case. In October this year Amazon Customer said in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action “Bought the waterproof casing its much better, atm holds charge all day for me not”.

One Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action was neat. Rw scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder “Neat, handy size - works well”.

One Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action owner said in their reviews that this camcorder was luxurious. This month Mr. Michael Penny said on Amazon “This is a far more upmarket device” but in spite of that he scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Size

Four customers who bought it said that it was lightweight. In October David Adcock said “Very small lightweight camera” in his review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action. In October this year Jack N. Kemp mentioned “Small compact & lightweight” and scored the product 5 stars. Pelican Freak mentioned on Amazon “It's really lightweight - doesn't weigh down my bag, or pocket” in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Compact size” but in spite of that they scored the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action 3 stars. One person who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Colin Macdonald mentioned on Amazon “Curiously it doesn't do it in heavy rain” in his review of this camcorder.

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Good Battery Life

Ten Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Kimbo mentioned on Amazon this year “This I think was because the battery was low and it was trying to write to the card” in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action. Mr P Greenwood mentioned “The battery has enough capacity for 32 gb's worth of recording”. Mr. Richard Ellis wrote on Amazon this year “I can get about 3hrs footage out of a full battery charge” in his review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Drift Innovation Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Drift Innovation video cameras have good reviews on average and across all video cameras Drift Innovation is one of the superior brands.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people agreed that it had a good lens. Paul Sabey mentioned last year “Video modes - small size - easy to rotate lens - android app allows you to review footage on your phone Dislikes” in his Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action review. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review “The rotating lens, ease of use, battery life, LCD, mounting options” however they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action said that it had good technical guidance. Steve Coleman mentioned in his review “Camera itself is easy to use and instructions are sufficient if not entirely comprehensive” .

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Digitaltrends.com said “Builtin WiFi” in their Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action review.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that it had good features. In October this year Djm wrote in their review of this camcorder “Relatively cheap action cam with sufficient features and video quality to make it perfect for occasional use or as a secondary action-cam” and rated this camcorder 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers concluded that this camcorder was noisy. J. Whitehead said in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action in October this year “Huge amounts of wind noise at anything above walking speed” . Kimbo said this month “Using the mic is no good, all you get is wind noise” and gave the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action an excellent rating. L. Clark said in their review of the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action on Amazon a few weeks ago “Wind noise though from the built in mic.” and scored the product 5 stars.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Drift Stealth 2 Action has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Drift Stealth 2 Action do not have an HDMI port.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Drift Stealth 2 Action is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Stealth 2 Action are not Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price], the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Drift Stealth 2 Action supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this type and age support an SD memory card. This Drift Innovation video camera also support an sd and sdhc memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all video cameras that came out more than two years ago is MicroSDXC and the best is SDXC.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the Drift Stealth 2 Action has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price], the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], and the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Drift Stealth 2 Action is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that were released around the same time as the Drift Stealth 2 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 camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Light

The Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action is one of the lighter camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Drift Stealth 2 Action (only 97 grams) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that are a similar age to the Drift Stealth 2 Action the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg.

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Very Small

At only 42.6 millimeters, the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the depths range from 12mm to 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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Very Small

The Drift Stealth 2 Action is fairly small (only 42.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Stealth 2 Action. The smallest video camera of this age and type is 26mm high, the biggest is 690mm, and the average height is 110mm.

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Very Small

At only 27.4 millimeters, the Drift Stealth 2 Action is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Drift Stealth 2 Action. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 19mm and 640mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk and CNET.com.au the average expert rating of this video camera is 63%. That puts this camcorder in the bottom 22% of all the video cameras of this type and age.

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Stealth 2 Action range from 1.3" to 11", and the average screen size is 3.2". When compared to other camcorders of this spec and age that we have checked, the Drift Stealth 2 Action's screen size of only 1.300000702 inches is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Drift Stealth 2 Action do not have an image stabiliser. The Drift Stealth 2 Action is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider including the Midland XTC-200[plb_1715689_price], the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Drift Stealth 2 Action does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Drift Stealth 2 Action also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the video capturing speeds range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average video capturing speed is 48fps. The Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action has one of the lower video capturing speeds (only 25 frames per second) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Drift Stealth 2 Action has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Drift Innovation camcorder. The audio formats aac are also supported by this camcorder.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Drift Stealth 2 Action is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[pl_2962229_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION or the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Drift Stealth 2 Action does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price], or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Drift Stealth 2 Action is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Drift Stealth 2 Action does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only 5s Self-Timer

This camcorder self-timer, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 2.5 hours, the Drift Stealth 2 Action has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Drift Stealth 2 Action.

We compared all the other 2.5h battery life camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] (3h and higher rated).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory
Interface
Cable Type
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Smooth Slow Record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Display Diagonal (metric)
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Dustproof
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(3)
29 July 2015

The Stealth 2 is a good action camera if we were still in early 2014, but many new cameras have since surpassed it in specs and image quality. It has plusses: the rotating lens, ease of use,...

Compact size
Rotating lens
Splashresistant body
Builtin WiFi
The Drift Stealth 2 is a very compact, lightweight splashproof action camera with a rotating lens that makes it possible to mount just about anywhere
Subpar smartphone app
Video resolution could be stronger
Timelapse, burst modes only 3 megapixels
While the battery lasts fairly long, it is builtin, so no swapping in a fresh pack to keep shooting
Its screen won't let you preview or review your shots
22 July 2015

A low-profile, weather-resistant full-HD action camera, the Drift Stealth 2 isn't without compromises, but makes up for them in size and usability...

21 July 2015

A low-profile, weather-resistant full-HD action camera, the Drift Stealth 2 isn't without compromises, but makes up for them in size and usability...

User Reviews

(64)
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by J A TURNBULL
(Verified Purchase)

Good product replaceable spare batteries would have made it perfect.

Reviewed 25 August 2016 by Jack N. Kemp
(Verified Purchase)

I give this item 5 stars even though I had to return the first Drift Initiation Stelth 2 due to an issue with the battery. The return service provided was first-class with no issues. The footage... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Recording time limited by battery life however works well and simple to use as a Motorbike Cam fitted to helmet no issues...

(Verified Purchase)

The battery doesnt last as long as long as id hoped, but the main issue is the connection to recharge the camera is poor, and i have to wrap a rubber band around the camera and wire at a certain... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Thoughtful Consumer
(Verified Purchase)

Dead battery on first one. Second one died after 30 minutes use...

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