DRIFT!!! (Photo credit: Daft Photos)

Are you into action sports and recreation? Are you a hobbyist that loves outdoor sports like snowboarding and surfing? Then chances are you have or want to video your adventure from your perspective. This is called a POV or point of view camera and one of the biggest companies in the POV HD camera market is Drift Innovation. Their latest creation is called the Drift 1080p HD camera. This wearable action cam is innovative with it’s small stature (4 inches) and optimum mounting capabilities. It can be mounted to just about anything including goggles or a helmet for action sports. This would make your Shaun White style jumps on the half pipe a must see on Youtube.

This HD camcorder boasts a 170 degree lens for excellent wide angle viewing and a 4x digital zoom for extreme close-ups. With 1080p recording capability your playback on the big screen at home will be so worth it. The Drift HD also comes equipped with a 9 megapixel camera with burst option and a 1.5 inch LCD screen for checking out your latest trick before you send it to Youtube or Facebook.

This camera is also weather, water, dust and wind resistant so you never have to worry about damage if your in extreme outdoor conditions. Yes it is water resistant but it is not waterproof. The difference is it’s not meant to be submerged under water for an extended period of time. Drift makes a waterproof cover for more extreme activities such as surfing and scuba diving.

Perhaps one of the most attractive features on the new Drift HD camcorder is the remote control added to this years model. It is an RF (radio frequency) remote that has a range of 5 meters. Unlike IR (infrared) remotes which require the remote to be pointed at the camera, RF remotes only have to be within range to pick up the signal. This allows you to operate the camera without having to dismantle it from your helmet or other mounted surface.

A few other features that make the Drift camera special are it’s HDMI output which allows you to plug the camera directly into your HD TV instead of having to upload the video first to a computer. It also comes with user friendly software that makes transferring to a Mac or PC painless. The camera uses a MicroSD card for storage and accepts up to 32 gig cards of any brand.

What’s in the Box

  • Drift HD camera with wireless remote
  • Goggle mount
  • Spare rear cover
  • Curved/flat adhesive mounts
  • Universal clip
  • Velcro strap
  • Lithium ion battery
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide