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Drift Innovation HD170 1080p Action Camera

The Drift HD 170 is one of the most versatile cameras on the market and is the worlds first sports Action Camera with the ability to film in full 1080p HD. With a rugged water resistant body, the back sports a color LCD playback screen, while the included remote control enables you the freedom to start and stop filming... wherever you might have the camera mounted. Read the Drift HD170 Review.

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Drift HD170 1080p Action Camera

Product Description

Drift Innovation HD170 1080p Action Camera

We are pleased to offer the HD170 1080p Action Camera. Drift has managed to pack loads of killer features into a compact, lightweight design, including a 1.5" color LCD playback screen, so you never have to question whether or not the footage you just recorded is good enough or not. But this camera isn't just another pretty face… with it's rugged, durable construction the HD170 is water resistant! With the inclusion of an RF remote control with a 5 meter range, you are able to eliminate the capture of boring, between the excitement, footage without having to fumble for the controls while its strapped to your head. With the Drift HD170 1080p Action Camera, you'll never miss a lick of the action; and to boot you'll be recording it all in 1080p HD.

Exploding with the necessary elements to record top notch footage, the HD170 1080p Action Camera shoots in full HD for the most crystal clear footage possible - from wherever you've mounted it. Feeling creative? With the included easy to use Multi Sport Mounting system this camera easily attaches, pretty much anywhere…from helmet, handle bars, snowboards, trees, hurdles… your imagination is the only limit. The ability to shoot still photography is also yours with the HD170 and with the photo burst mode, you can snap a 5 megapixel image every few seconds ensuring an awesome sequence of shots, or at least a single spectacular one! Equipped with a 170° fully rotating lens, the HD170 can grab stable shots from any position, offering complete versatility and ease of use. It truly eliminates over thinking, allowing you the freedom of complete creativity without having to be a mathematician to line up angles and the like.

The addition of an external microphone allows you to film with a greater reduction of wind noise, while the night mode setting enables the most optimal results when recording in less than ideal lighting conditions. Allowing you to get closer to the action, or at least a better crop on a scene, there is also a handy zoom function and with the ability of accommodating up to a 32GB SD card you are never limited to what you can and can't record. Backed with a 1 year Manufacturer's Warranty, the HD170 1080p Action Camera by Drift Innovation will never let you down, it'll simply fine tune your recordings with a professional edge.

So you're all done recording and you want to see the fruits of your labor on something a little bigger than the bright 1.5” Color LCD Screen… well, in the box, you will find a Component Cable for full 1080p High Definition Video Resolution play back on your television. Or, if you simply want to download the footage to your computer and get to the editing… no problem, just hook it up with the included USB cable and you're all set up to edit in no time flat.

All these superior features are wrapped up in the compact, lightweight body design of The Drift HD170 1080p Action Camera. This versatile little camera gives you the complete creative control you crave, so there is nothing stopping you from capturing the wickedest footage.

Key Features

1080p High Definition Video Resolution

The HD170 by Drift Innovation records in full 1080p, true high definition resolution, providing the highest possible quality when connected directly to your television or to your computer. Capturing crystal clear, fluid motion, you will think you are right back in the action with every playback.

1.5” Color LCD Screen

Drift HD170 Full Color LCD

Sporting a 1.5” Color LCD Screen, the HD170 lets you review what you have just recorded - without having to attach it to your computer. Don't like what you've just filmed, erase it and start again! Save time and stop guessing with the HD170 by Drift.

Video and Photo Capture

With the ability to accommodate up to a 32GB SD Memory card, you never have to worry about running out of filming room again - so that sick trick that you actually landed won't get cut off halfway through, securing your bragging rights.

RF Wireless Remote Control (5m Range) for Hands Free Video and Photo

Drift HD170 Wireless Remote

Acting almost like an extra hand, the HD170 comes with an RF Wireless Remote Control to assist you when you simply can't hit start or stop. With a 5 meter (16 feet) range, you are free to snap superior videos and still photos with no more then the touch of a button.

5 Megapixel Still Photos with Photoburst Mode

Eliminate the need for multiple cameras with the HD170. With its awesome 5 megapixel still photo capabilities you are able to shoot high quality imagery suitable for print. In addition to this, you can also set the camera to shoot in Photoburst Mode, for wicked shots in sequence.

170° Fully Rotatable Wide Angle Lens

Equipped with a fully Rotatable 170° Wide Angle Lens, the Drift HD170 always ensures a perfect angle of view while capturing much more of the scene - no matter where you've got the camera mounted.

Built-in Microphone & Speaker

With the inclusion of a built in speaker and microphone, you have the ability to pick up as much or as little of the background noise as you want… you are also able to play it back, to make sure you really want it...

User Friendly Control Panel

Drift HD170 Full Color LCD

Navigating this cool little camera is simple, with its user friendly control panel. Big buttons, and fewer of them make playback a breeze - even if you hands are clad in bulky gloves.

Multi Sport Mounting

You can pretty much mount this durable little camera to anything, and with the Multi Sport Mounting Kit, its incredibly easy to to. The package includes a Handlebar Grip, Goggle Mount, Helmet Grip, Head Strap, Velcro Strap and a Universal Mount. So get creative with your filming, you have no excuse not to!

Drift HD170 Mounting Options

1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Boasting a 1 year Manufacturer's Warranty, this camera won't leave you high and dry if something goes wrong. So pick up the HD170 for a camera that provides you with confidence on top of high performance, 1080p High Definition Quality.

What's Included:

  • HD170 Action Camera
  • Remote Control
  • Handlebar Grip
  • Goggle Mount
  • Head Strap
  • Helmet Grip
  • Universal Clip
  • Velcro Strap
  • Industrial strength Velcro adhesive pad
  • Component Cable for HD playback on TV
  • USB Cable for downloading to your computer
  • Lithium Battery
  • Quick Guide to get you started
  • 1 year Manufacturer's Warranty


UPC 0793573721853
Manufacturer Drift
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus 0.5m to ∞ (infinity), glass
Lens Rotation: 300°
Aperature: f/2.8 (high performance in low light)
Angle of View: 170° ultra wide angle in 720p and WVGA
127° in 1080p
Video Resolution: 1080p, 720p, WVGA up to 30 fps
Zoom: 4x Digital Zoom in 720p and WVGA modes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sensor Type: CMOS
Video Format: MOV (H.264)
Exposure Control: Auto or Manual (advanced users)
Audio Microphone: Built-in Microphone or external Mic Input
Speaker Built-in
Photo Resolution: 5 megapixel
Photo Format: JPEG
Storage Memory: Internal 32MB
SD Card, up to 32GB capacity
Average Recording Times:

1080p: 11min/GB
720p: 15min/GB
WVGA: 15min/GB

Remote Type: Wireless Radio Frequency (RF) remote with wrist strap
Range: 16.4' / 5m
Connectors PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
Video Output: HDTV out (cable included)
User Interface Image Display: 1.5" Color LCD Screen
Navigation Controls: One-Touch Start/Stop Record and Power Button, Menu Button, Up/Down Navigation Buttons
Auxiliary Controls: RF Remote Control with Record and Stop Controls
Power and Battery Battery Type: Rechargeable 3.7V 1110mAh Lithium-Ion
(Optional High Capacity 1700mAh Battery)
Approximate Battery Life: 25°C: 2hr 30min
0°C: 2hr 26min
-10°C 2hr 20min
Charging: Via USB to computer or optional power adapter
Additional Information PC Compatibility: Windows XP, and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.2" x 2" x 1.3" (133mm x 50mm x 33mm)
Weight: 5.6oz / 160g (including Battery)
Warranty: 12 months. Register Here.
HD170 User Manual


Customer Reviews

  1. Drift HD 1080p Review by sas

    This is the worst ever HD camera, the Brits they know just how to take the money but nothing about how to do a good tool. I have bought one from online store, they send it to me already used and after two days it stopped to work for ever. Any way there are a lot of trouble such as no sound recording even if you will be fullish with a external microphone, the power is running out very fast (and I used two original accumulators) and suddenly without any sign the camera just stop and you are not able to save anything, of course the camera will not save anything. I have payed my salary for one month for a shit, but the worst is that I have lost very important events which never will came back. "Thank you" Drift - next time I will buy a GoPro Hero or something else. (Posted on 12-07-03)

  2. gogle mount Review by Sled King

    What ever you do dont use the gogle strap mount you will loose your camra, ready to snap. First ride out on the snowmoble with the camera and it feel right off my gogle strap. sweeet (Posted on 10-12-21)

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