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With no shortage of action camcorders on the market, the Drift HD Ghost helps separate itself from the crowd with its two-inch LCD screen. CNET says the LCD screen "makes a big difference, not only when setting up your shots, but for changing settings, and quickly playing back clips." In terms of video quality, Laptop Magazine says the quality is "good, but not the best", while Wired felt "satisfied with the footage." The Drift HD Ghost also has a battery that Laptop Magazine says is "the best among action cameras they've tested." Despite having an LCD screen and impressive battery life, the video quality and higher cost make it hard to recommend the Ghost over the cheaper href="http://gdgt.com/gopro/hero3/" target="_blank">GoPro Hero3.

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Wired Feb 22, 2013

The GoPro Hero and the new Sony Action Cam are still the wearables to beat for image quality and (especially with the GoPro) capturing slo-mo shots. But I can heartily recommend the HD Ghost, especially for those who’d rather get outside and start recording.

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CNET Mar 22, 2013

With Wi-Fi, an LCD, and a waterproof body, as well as some nice accessories, the Drift HD Ghost uses its features to beat back the action cam competition.

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Laptop Magazine Jan 16, 2013

The Drift Innovation HD Ghost action cam boasts excellent battery life and a host of shooting options, but the video quality could be better.

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SlashGear Feb 8, 2013

The Drift HD Ghost is a strong device in its ability to attach to a variety of equipment and capture video and photos on-the-fly. It’s extremely easy to use, and outputs media that you’ll be more than pleased you captured.

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