16th August 2011, 01:19
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I recently purchased the optional display "slice" which plugs right into the back of my year old GoPro HD. This solves the "I can't see what I'm filming" and "I wish I could playback my video" limitations of the GoPro alone. A downloadable software upgrade was required to use the LED screen but the camera now supports viewing the menu/options on the screen (vice the hard to read front panel monochrome mode display). So the camera is now much easier to setup and there is new a one-touch recording mode. The LED screen has its own on/off button as well so you can conserve battery life.
I have not played around with the new screen much, but I will be bringing it with me to the M Power Experience in Spain.
If I was looking at the right Drift camera, the screen is on the side, not that back of the camera. While that keeps the Drift slim, having the screen in line with what you are aiming at seems to make ergonomic sense to me. Plus you can remove the screen when you don't need it. The screen kit comes with 4 extra case backs so you can use the camera with or without the screen in all of the same situations (hand held, mounted, etc.).
I will have take some stills and maybe even an "in the mirror video" of my GoPro with the screen one of these days.
It will be fun to compare toys Dan when we meet up in Spain.
Last edited by Mark Carson; 16th August 2011 at 01:22.