the Drift Ghost cam looks pretty bitchin.
Drift HD Ghost | Drift Action Cameras
(i still ended up w/ a hero 3 this summer thanks to the all powerful best buy card.) Its pretty sweet, but the 1080p footage doesnt playback well on a macbook pro laptop. i need to find editing software etc...i think GP is more geared for windows. and i did knock it off hitting my head in the #'s on my second trip down with it...luckily i had it tethered. no bueno. i would surely like a side mounted cam better.
but for the record it seems like the GP3 black ed. is capable of really high end HD footage, better then 1080p like 4400p or whatever. ...movie quality shit. like better have 5 or 10 64g memory cards. for an hour of footage. lol. there are lots of movies and tv shows using GP3. (all the discovery and History channel shows...deadliest crotch, ice road hookers etc....
All that doesnt solve the problem for kayaking of the GP being hi-profile. and of course the solution is to either not bother filming, cause my footage will be boring anyhow, or just not get knocked over so much. lol