Here you go for sharing. NOTE: I have no affiliation to either one of these manufacturers.
I'm sure many of you are just like me - in the market for a video camera to mount on the beast and capture some cool driving videos.
I have been thinking about getting the GoPro HD Motorsports but just like Mark Carson mentioned - my issue with GoPro is - no LCD display screen and no remote.
So I did my research. I heard about the Drift HD170 HD video camera so I thought I'd look into it.
This guy that owns the Drift summarized it very well as posted on Amazon dot com.
"I did a lot of research before buying the Drift HD170. Having used a friend's GoPro, I'm familiar with point-of-view cameras.
After using both, I don't know why anyone would buy a GoPro, unless they were using it to dive or for other watersports where the camera is underwater a lot. The Drift HD170 is splashproof, dustproof, weatherproof, and dunkproof which is more than enough for my activities.
The Drift has a remote for turning the camera on and off. With the GoPro, we were always taking our helmets on and off to start or stop recording. More often than not, we'd just let the camera run, which meant hours of editing footage.
When you turn the Drift camera on or off with the remote, there is an audible beep. Having researched all the POV cameras, there isn't anybody that offers that - even the $2000 POV model from Sony.
The Drift camera also has an LCD screen, which is an absolute must-have. Without the LCD screen, you have no idea whether your camera is lined up properly. You can also confirm you got the shot without having to download video to your computer. The best thing about this camera is the crystal clear video. I normally shoot in 720p because I like the full 170 degree field of view. The files sizes are more manageable to edit and upload in 720p, but 1080p is an option for television-quality video. All-in-all, I'm really happy with this camera and for the money, nothing beats it"
The Drift doesnt come with suction cup mount so you will need to buy one separately.
I have the Panasonic suction cup mount and it works great. Click here:
Amazon has the Drift 170 HD for $291.00 here:
An eBay seller has it for $260 including shipping. Here:
There may be even better deals out there like in Craigslist or something.
Perhaps owners of GoPro and Drift can chime in here and share their own personal experience.
Instead of the GoPro HD - I now plan on getting the Drift HD170 next month.
Just thought I'd share the info.