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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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User Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this video camera on average 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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Good Brand

Drift Innovation video cameras have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Drift Innovation is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Reasonably Priced

One customer concluded that this camcorder was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Guvnor said in their Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action review “What HD? Cheap digital cameras”. One customer who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Chris mentioned “Really excellent quality item and great value for money” in his Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action review.

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

The Drift Ghost-S Action has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action which do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Drift Ghost-S Action is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are not Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action the battery lifes range from 0.083h to 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h. At 4 hours, the Drift Ghost-S Action has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This camcorder 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSDXC.

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

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not have a night mode, the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a night mode.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-ion battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Waterproof

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action is waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Drift Ghost-S Action are not waterproof.

We compared this video camera to all the other waterproof camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], and the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Very Big Shock Proof Height

The Drift Ghost-S Action has a very big shock proof height (2 meters) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The smallest shock proof height of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Drift Ghost-S Action is 1m, the biggest is 2m, and the average shock proof height is 1.5m.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of camcorders of this age and type is 1.2m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.0152 meters, the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Drift Innovation camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras 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 camcorder.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small

Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Drift Ghost-S Action the heights range from 26mm to 690mm. The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action is quite small (only 52 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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Very Small

With a width of only 33 millimeters, the Drift Ghost-S Action is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Drift Ghost-S Action. Across all the similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action the widths range from 19mm to 640mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Drift Ghost-S Action does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the HDR-AS200[pl_2962230_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Drift Ghost-S Action, the Drift Ghost-S Action does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Drift Ghost-S Action is more than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats aac are also supported by this Drift Innovation camcorder.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action, the Drift Ghost-S Action is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Drift Ghost-S Action also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only 5s Self-Timer

This camcorder self-timer, which is the most frequently found self-timer on camcorders of this age and type.

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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

The Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action has a pretty standard weight (171 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Drift Ghost-S Action.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Drift Ghost-S Action has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to 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
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Cable
The Windows Operating System
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Format
Mac Operating Systems
Other Features
Smooth Slow Record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Port
HDMI Out Port
Dimensions
USB Cable Included
USB 2.0 Connector
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Format
Freezeproof Up to
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Dust-Resistant
Self-Timer

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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