Drift HD Ghost-S Review

The model, which is a continuation Action Camera “Drift HD Ghost-S”, released on the eve of 2014. The main improvements are: the possibility of video recording in Full HD-quality at a speed of 60 k/s , flat protective glass lens for better shooting in the air and under water, modes for improved quality shooting in low light, car DVR mode, synchronization mode of up to 5 camera, support for memory cards with higher capacity and longer battery life. Like its predecessor, this model has a Wi-Fi module to connect to mobile devices on Android and iOS, a built-in 2 “screen, HDMI-output to an external monitor, dust-proof, waterproof housing with the possibility of immersion up to 3 meters .

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Compact and rugged action camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” is comes with protective glass lens and scratch-resistant glass display shockproof Gorilla Glass.

Many outdoor enthusiasts want to have a video device, with which you can capture the most exciting moments of your adventures. However, conventional video cameras are of respectable size and require careful handling. Also, you need to think carefully about how to fix the camera, which is intended only for video handheld or on a tripod. If you are engaged in outdoor activities, we have to think more not about the rest, and how not to drop or break an expensive camera. How can you have a rest, taking his adventures on video and not bother – intact even if the camcorder or already shattered?


Action Cameras are specifically designed for video in extreme conditions

Action Camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” is designed for movies in extreme conditions. Place and time where you can use camera depends on your imagination. Here is just a small list of use cases:

  • Auto and motor sports.
  • Biking and hiking trip.
  • Parachuting and hang gliding.
  • Fishing and Hunting.
  • Diving and surfing.
  • Unique! As a full-fledged car DVR.


Drift HD Ghost-S Features

  • The wide viewing angle of 160° + swivel lens 300° – You will be able to remove all, do not miss a beat! Action camera records a full picture of what is happening in front of the lens, and if necessary, the viewing angle can be reduced and removed in the narrow-angle mode. If necessary, the lens is easy to turn – that if any installation to receive the image the correct orientation.
  • Color LCD display 2.0 – You can always on the spot quickly view the video recording and set up an action camera without using a computer or external monitor. The screen is protected from scratches and damage heavy-duty glass Gorilla Glass.
  • High-speed video and photo shooting – The camera can record video at up to 60 frames per second at maximum resolution FullHD, or up to 240 fps at WVGA-resolution, which will analyze the instantaneous event, watching a video in slow motion. In addition, action camera can take photos at up to 10 frames per second!
  • Replaces Car DVR – If you have a “Drift HD Ghost-S”, The car DVR camera is fully replaces it: just install the “Drift HD Ghost-S” in the car and adjust the rollers on the cyclic recording of desired length automatically.
  • Remote control in two ways : Ising the iPhone/Android devices (this is possible thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi module) or by wireless remote control. You do not have to stretch every time the camera button and groping, just use the convenient way for you to control the recording process. In addition, mobile devices can be remotely view video and photos from the camera.
  • Sync up to 5 cameras on Wi-Fi – Built-in Wi-Fi connection allows you to sync between an operation similar to 5 cameras that allow you to run all synchronized camera by pressing the button on one of them and get the most picture event from different angles.

The Drift HD Ghost-S Design Specifications

The camera comes in the original plastic container that has a detachable transparent cover. Inside the container, there is another, with accessories, playing the role of the pedestal for the camera and attachment for the wireless remote control. Lovely and practical.


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  • USB—Mini-USB
  • Extension Cable 3.5mm jack
  • Belt-loop fastener wrist
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Playground with a curved base and ears belt
  • Screw-down case-back deaf
  • Screw-down case back with holes for connectors
  • Adhesive (3M) flat base
  • Adhesive (3M) curved base
  • Universal mount latch for standard tripod thread

Camcorder body is made of rough plastic, rubber-like solid. Components that make up the housing securely fixed a large number of screws, so there is not the slightest hint of a backlash – the device seems quite monolithic.

The design of the camera will equip its swivel lens: the cone-shaped shell fragment containing the optical part can be rotated around its axis by as much as 300 °. This allows you to use the camera by attaching it anywhere and at any angle. To rotate an object, you want to make a lot of effort – a spontaneous twist here is almost excluded. Well, except that in the case of a strong impact.

On the top front of the case, having a tilt to the lens, located multicolor LED indicating the current operating mode of the camera. At the same inclined surface, but at the bottom of the housing there is a hole built-in microphone.

LCD screen to the camera takes a substantial part of the area of ​​the housing. This screen is a TFT-matrix has a diagonal of 2 inches, and as stated in the manufacturer’s website, covered with protective glass, made by technology Corning Gorilla Glass (check this statement in the framework of this review, it is not possible). The screen resolution meets modern requirements: see individual pixels on it is almost impossible. The brightness of the screen allows you to control the picture clear day, but of course, not in direct sunlight.

“Drift Ghost-S” has one of the highest quality lenses among Action cameras today. Its design is applied as much as 7 a spherical lens that expands the viewing angle up to 160 degrees, so that in the field of view gets everything that we see. This angle may be reduced to 127 or 90 degrees to capture clear images, for example, when taking certain items that do not require obtaining a panoramic image. To get the most realistic and accurate picture when taking pictures in the air and under water, the lens is equipped with a protective glass screen.


Setting the recording quality to ensure the optimum ratio of image clarity and volume of videos

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Modes of action video cameras allow you to choose between the 4-name resolution video formats, each of which will find its use for video in different environments.

  • FULL HD 1080p (1920×1080 pix.), 25/30/50/60 fps, aspect ratio (16: 9) – the highest quality recording for capturing professional-quality videos.
  • HD 960P (1280×960 pix.) 25/30/48/50/60 frames per second, the aspect ratio (4: 3) – high-quality recording.
  • HD 720p (1280×720 pix.), frame rate to 25/30/50/60/100/120 / sec., the aspect ratio (16: 9) – high quality recording with a frame rate of 4 times the standard.
  • WVGA (848h480 pixels.), frame rate to 25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240 / sec., the aspect ratio (16: 9) – mode allows you to record more video on a single memory card, and allows receive the recording rate is 8 times higher than normal.

Recording at a rate of 240 frames per second will be especially useful extremals – high frame rate allows you to record high-quality and smooth video at any jerks and sharp turns camera, for example, during racing or downhill skiing. Format with a resolution of WVGA 848×480 pix., Except for the high frame rate, providing an opportunity to save space on the memory card, which is important in field conditions. MicroSD card 64GB in various modes fit from 9.5 to 29 hours of video at the standard frame ratee as mentioned above.

But that’s not all! To save memory “Drift HD Ghost-S” supports tagging – a mode in which the camera operates continuously, but only saved videos for up to 1.5 minutes (30 seconds before pressing 1 minute after) the button is pressed. Mode is optimized to save memory and preserve only the useful frames, and thus save time in the subsequent editing of the footage.


Several shooting modes for the best picture in different settings and save memory

Action Camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” supports a number of shooting modes specific to various conditions that will always get the highest quality video and images.

  • Normal Mode – Offer the best possible and realistic video at standard conditions.
  • Vivid Mode – Imposes on the video, meaning that the picture is brighter and more saturated.
  • Low-Light and Slow Shutter Mode – Improve the quality of shooting in low light conditions.


Qualitatively records not only the video but the sound

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The camera has a built-multi-directional microphone, which provides high-quality recording sound from all sides. In addition, there are adjustable microphone sensitivity. This allows you to write with the same quality as the quieter sounds in a calm atmosphere and loud speech in a noisy company or a football match. If you want better quality sound or you want to comment on the video, connect an external microphone – a special audio cable is included.

Take pictures in manual or automatic mode

Action camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” can be used as a digital camera and get pictures with a resolution of 5, 8 or 12 megapixels. The camera supports four modes of photography:

  • Manual single photographing produces the highest quality images with resolution up to 12 megapixels. Is performed by pressing the corresponding button on the camera or remote control when the camera does not produce a video.
  • Manual shooting in movie mode allows you at any time by pressing the button to take a picture directly during video recording. When recording at a speed of 25/30 k / s picture quality is 8 MP, and when writing to the 50/60 / s photo will have a resolution of 2 megapixels.
  • Automatic photographing interval (TimeLapse) timer occurs every 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 30 seconds or 1 minute. Action camera will take pictures as long as until the end of battery or memory card becomes full.
  • Continuous shooting (PhotoBurst) allows one-touch button to receive up to 10 frames per second for 1, 2 or 5 seconds, depending on the selected settings.


Remote control with two-way communication, and LED-display, and convenient buttons on the control action makes the camera extremely easy and convenient

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With the help of the LED on the remote control, you can be sure that the camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” start recording or include other desired mode

Manage the work of Action Camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” is possible as the buttons on the camera itself, or remotely, using a radio control that comes in the package. The control is made in the form of a square key fob size 59 x 48 x 12 mm and weighing 22 grams, the maximum range – 10 meters. The control is equipped with a detachable strap for carrying on the wrist in the manner of a wristwatch that allows you to control the camera, even while performing stunts. The unit has a two-way communication with the camera action, so not only transmits commands, and receives data on Enabling action camera, notifying the integrated multi-color LED indicator.


Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to view and manage video action camera using mobile devices Android and iOS

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Due to the presence of the camera module Wi-Fi, you can connect it to the mobile device based on the Android OS and iOS, setting them on a special application Drift App. The application allows you to use your phone, tablet or other mobile gadget as a wireless remote camera control and the role of the monitor. With this application you can on the screen of mobile devices to view a real-time record video and photos, start or stop recording, perform the setting action camera and download photos and video files stored on the mobile device for viewing on the big screen.


The recorded material can be directly output to the TV or surf on the computer

Action Camera “Drift HD Ghost-S” has a built-in display diagonal 2 “, where you can view recorded videos and photos. Also, the camera is equipped with a HDMI-output – so the camera can be connected to modern widescreen televisions, and view recorded videos in the highest quality with sound accompaniment, without using the media player and your computer! In addition, the action camera integrated standard connector miniUSB, it can be used to connect to a USB 2.0 port on your laptop or computer (action the camera recognized by the operating system of your computer as a removable disk) to a card reader to transfer without recorded video and photos to a computer for viewing and editing.

The specialists of our site www.action-camera.biz pay attention that the supplied remote control as opposed to the camera itself is not designed for diving.


Drift HD Ghost-S Specifications:

Matrix camerasSony 12 megapixel backlit CMOS
Lens7 aspherical lens, focal length from 0.5 m to infinity
Payment uneven installationRotate the lens 300 °
Video file format.MP4 (H.264)
Movie Mode
  • FULL HD 1080p (1920×1080 pix.) – 25/30/50/60 k / s.
  • HD 960p (1280×960 pix.), To the 25/30/48/50/60 / sec.
  • HD 720p (1280×720 pixels). – 25/30/50/60/100/120 to / sec.
  • WVGA (848h480 pixels). -25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240 To / sec.
Modes of viewing angle
  • FULL HD 1080p — 90°/127°/160°.
  • HD 960p — 160°.
  • HD 720p — 160°.
  • WVGA — 160°.
IncreaseDigital, 10x
PhotoPicture size 5, 8 and 12 megapixel
Photo Mode
  • Interval – after 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds.
  • Serial – 10 K / sec, 1, 2, or 5 seconds.
Exposure settingAutomatic / manual
MicrophoneBuilt with sensitivity and a 3.5 mm jack for external
Built-in DisplayColor, 2.0 “TFT with protective glass Corning® Gorilla ® Glass
Built-in Memory256 MB
Memory CardsmicroSD up to 64GB
WirelessBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Communication with computerMini USB
Compatible operating systemsWindows Vista, Windows 7/ Mac OS X 10.5
Connecting to a TV or external monitorMini HDMI output
  • 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
The duration of the camera in shooting modeUp to 3.5 hours
HousingShock resistant reinforced plastic, immersion in water up to 3 meters
Tripod socket1/4″
Communication with the remote control2.4 GHz, at a distance of up to 10 meters
Dimensions / weight
  • 3.94 x 1.18 x 1.97 inches
  • 1.76 pounds


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