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Old 02-11-2012   #1
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Drift HD camera for whitewater kayaking?

I know many are using GoPros and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Drift cams. Has anyone used these for whitewater kayaking? I'm doing a Grand Canyon trip in March and wondering if I should take a regular camcorder or invest in a helmet style cam. The regular camcorder would provide better shots in general but the Drift would allow me to take more video on the river.

What are your thoughts?


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Old 02-11-2012   #2
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The grand is so much more than just whitewater I'd bring a canon t2i if you are worried about cost. T2i is still pricy but 699 from the store is pretty good price for a body and lense... Upgrade to a t3i for about 900 and get the manual 1080 movie Mode. Basically the 7d in a cheaper body, in terms of video. It only shoots 3.7 fps for typical shooting. You want to beable to capture what you see I would just pay the price cause years later you can look back and say hell yeah..

Honestly I can say I'm just about to throw the gopro away if it weren't so easy to use. But I ten times more pumped for the new t3i I just picked up. Just buy a watershed bag for it. And a liner or make one out of Walmart blue camping pad some super77, micro fleece and elbow grease. Sewing machine helps.
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Old 02-11-2012   #3
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Video cam

Thanks, Mike. We will have lots of cameras so I was focusing more on video only so I hadn't been considering a DSLR with video capability. I'll do some looking into it.
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