If you’ve been following our forums you’ve probably been expecting this video post.
A few friends and I head out east to Cobourg, Ontario the morning after the supermoon to see if we can find some steelhead trout. Footage is from a mix of cameras, and camera phones.
Audio track is Freestylers – Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Continue reading the full report on our forums.
The GoPro Hero HD has pretty much become the de-facto high definition point-of-view (POV) camera. Everyone from car enthusiasts, bike riders, fishermen, skiers, snowboarders, police, military, and even the MythBusters use them now! The Hero HD is a no frills powerhouse of a camera. On the actual camera you won’t find much more than a lens, a few buttons, and an LCD screen. The most versatile part of the GoPro is the waterproof shockproof case which can be mounted to just about anything you can think of, but this waterproof case has a small underwater problem.
If a good rugged camera isn’t on your wish list you probably have very sticky fingers. For the rest of us butterfingers, shockproof and waterproof cameras are a godsend! We’ve talked about several different underwater cameras in the past and it’s no surprise that new rugged cameras are on their way.
The TS3 is a seriously rugged camera that looks great. It’s waterproof to 40 feet, shockproof to 6 feet, even freeze proof to -10 degrees Celsius! Pair that with a 12.1 MP sensor, 1080p HD video, and a built-in GPS that can geotag your photos and videos! Sounds like a great camera for fishing, camping, hiking, and canoeing. The Lumix TS3 could be the perfect camera built to document and survive the adventure, but we’ll have to wait until this spring to find out.
The point-of-view (POV) camera consumer market is exploding right now, with hits from Go Pro and Drift Innovations, it’s important to stand out. That’s what CoutourGPS is trying to do, not only have they included a GPS in their latest model, but perhaps the most impressive part is the continous GPS recording and the contour player that combines your video with a birds eye view on Google Maps. Check out this video below of some wicked ice racing.
There does seem to be some issues with obtaining a GPS lock, but hopefully that just requires some software tweaks, otherwise the ContourGPS looks like a pretty sweet camera. The ContourGPS is going for about $350 bucks and records to microSD cards.