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Drift HD Camera

The new compact, durable, easy-to-use Drift HD camera elevates the point of view camera market to a higher level with the most feature-rich, multi-functional, professional helmet camera available to date.

The size has been reduced 25% resulting in a much smaller camera. Without the excess bulk, the Drift HD is now even more usable than ever, and it still features the 1.5" LCD screen!

Drift has also included an HDMI out port that will allow you to review footage on a big beautifl HDTV screen without having to transfer to a computer first. In addition a 2.5mm dedicated microphone-in port has been added, now you can capture pro quality audio without any hassle!

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Product Description

Introducing The New Drift HD Camera

Drift Innovation HD170 Stealth Camera

Leave it to Drift to shake up the world of point-of-view video, with their all new Drift HD camera. Incorporating all of the most sought after features, the 1080p Drift HD includes a bright LCD screen, a wireless remote and an HDMI out, combined with an external mic port and a waterproof body. The Drift HD also weighs in 25% lighter than the previous camera, the HD170, making it's versatility and simple operation that much more desirable. Wrap up the complete package with a competitive price tag and you have the ultimate Drift HD Camera.

The first thing you'll notice with the Drift HD, is the minimized body size in comparison to the Drift HD170. This 25% decrease in body size provides a camera that is easier to carry, hold and mount. This makes capturing all of those dope shots easier than pushing a button.

Since we are talking about an HD camera, we should probably touch on the HD factor: the Drift HD camera shoots fantastically crisp, clear HD video in true 1080p HD at 30fps, but drop the HD setting to 720p for buttery smooth, slow motion recording at 30fps. But wait, there's more, the Drift HD has another trick up it's sleeve - 9 megapixel still photography. This is a first in the world of POV video, nearly doubling the megapixels of any other action camera, and it is only from Drift.

Drift has built the HD camera with an extra wide 170º angle of view, this is wide enough to wrap your viewers, making them feel like they are part of the scene. But, uh oh, you cracked your lens.. maybe you should be more careful?! NO PROBLEM, the lens on this bad boy is replaceable, so feel free to be rough because a broken lens is just a temporary, minor setback with the Drift HD.

Now, with all of these awesome improvements, you don't think Drift would forget about the LCD do you? Nope, they kept that big, bright 1.5" LCD screen, a feature that most POV cameras on the market lack. Why is this such a rad feature? Think about it, this lets you review, set up creative angles, adjust settings and above all, lets you see exactly what you are shooting. Plus, with screen driven menus, navigating the system is a snap.

On to audio, a feature that is often overlooked in many action cameras, but Drift sure paid attention to it with the HD by including a built in microphone and an external 2.5mm microphone connector. Attach pro quality mics and spike your video quality with optimal sound.

Want to preview your video on the big screen before transferring it to your computer? Now you can, just hook up your camera to your TV or laptop via the HDMI port, and preview before the edit.

Adding to the list of redesigned features are the new, functional mounts. The Drift HD is adept to a multitude of surfaces, mounting easily to helmets, snowboards, handlebars, you get the idea. Combine this awesomeness with the handy wireless remote, and you've just hooked yourself up with some pretty wicked, handsfree shots. Oh snap.

This camera is packed with features and redesigned elements, making it a top competitor on the market. If you are looking for the camera that will follow you to the end of the earth and back, this is the one to grab… Get the Drift HD and get out there.

If you are a customer who happens to live in the USA, please head over to our US store to check out the Drift HD.

Key Features

1080p HD Video - Picture Perfect Recording

Drift HD170 Stealth FPS

Drift has poured on the technology, making the Drift HD the bees knees of HD recording. Capturing crisp, clean video in 1080p at either 25 or 30 frames per second, this camera will blow your audience out of the water. Looking for smooth, creamy slow motion footage? Swap down to 720p and bump up the frames per second to 60, this will create intense, stunning slow-mo, you wont believe your eyes. If you need to conserve file size, check out 720 at 25, 30 and 50fps as well.

Drift HD170 Stealth Full Color LCD

Big Bright 1.5" LCD Screen - Get the True View

The Drift HD continues the legacy of the big 1.5" LCD screen, exclusive to Drift. This screen saves you time and energy, allowing you to review videos, set up creative shots and see exactly what you have framed in the shot - all without having to hook it up to the TV or computer. Additionally, the LCD makes navigating the menu options a breeze.

MicroSD Card Support - More Video Storage

Store up to 32GB on the HD170 Stealth

Increase your storage space, so you can keep every bit of footage, just in case it turns out to be more awesome than you thought. The Drift HD will support microSDs up to 32GB. This means that you are covered for recording space and you can return your focus to grabbing the greatest footage imaginable.

Drift HD170 Stealth Wireless Remote

Handsfree Thanks to the Wireless Remote

This option just makes sense! Think about it, you have your Drift HD mounted somewhere less than ideal for control access, how are you going to start and stop recording? That is where the remote comes in -strapped to your wrist or somewhere just as convenient, and you are now ready to snap superior footage, from within a 5 meter (16 ft) radius. With large, easy to use buttons, the Drift HD remote helps you get the most out of your filming, while helping to minimize personal injury. Capturing the most wicked photos and videos is literally as simple as pushing a button.

Superior 9 Megapixel Stills with Photoburst Mode

The Drift HD is the first action camera to rock 9 megapixel still imagery. This eliminates any need to carry a separate point and shoot camera, because the Drift HD kills 2 birds with one stone. Producing sweet pics suitable for large prints, you can preview using the LCD screen and grab an awesome range of consecutive imagery using the camera's photoburst mode.

170º Wide Angle Lens - Get the Whole PIcture

Drift HD170 Stealth Rotating Lens

Another feature that sets the Drift HD apart from the others is Drift's mainstay, wide angle recording feature. Viewing the world through a 170º wide angle lens, this camera captures it all, putting your viewers right into the middle of the action.

Drift HD170 Stealth Built in Microphone

Quality Built in OR External Sound - Your Choice

The Drift HD boasts a built in microphone with options to fine tune sensitivity control - but if you are looking for something a little more pro style, the camera also has an external mic port. Connect your mic via the 2.5mm port and increase your sound capturing ability for the better. Check out the professional RODE portable microphone, a great add on for the Drift HD when using a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter.

HDMI Output - Easier Review and Playback

Drift HD170 Stealth Rotating Lens

If you are looking to just do a quick review on a larger screen, and don't want to go through the pain of transferring and converting video, you are in luck. Just hook up the Drift HD to the TV or computer using the built in HDMI output and check out the footage with minimal inconvenience.

Drift HD170 Stealth Built in Microphone

Improved Housing for External Ports

The Drift HD has a redesigned back panel, which includes covered ports for both the USB and Mic-In ports. This is great, as it means you can charge or power with the USB and external audio with the Mic Input without having the guts of the camera exposed, which was a problem in previous models.

Improved Mounting Capabilities - Increased Versatility

Drift HD170 Stealth Universal Tripod Adapter

The Drift HD ships with an improved goggle mount and is also equipped with a built in 1/4"-20 thread tripod connection. This enables the Drift HD to easily mount to it's accessories without requiring any special adapters. It is totally compatible with: Drift Mounts, our own RAM Mount Kits or any other standard universal mount system on the market. When you have the Drift HD on your team, the possibilities for creative film making are endless.

Drift HD170 Stealth Lithium Ion Battery

Max Power Thanks to Lithium Ion Batteries

Stop burning out conventional AAA and AA batteries, and get on board with the maximized power of Lithium Ion Batteries. The Drift HD uses rechargeable Li- ion batteries, which eliminates this problem and boosts your eco-friendly factor a bit. Drift includes a standard Lithium Ion battery, which provides up to 2.5 hours of continuous recording time. Batteries are easily charged through USB to your computer, or by using the optional Battery Charging Dock.

One Year Manufacturers Warranty - Worry Free Filming

Drift stands behind their products and covers any problems you may have with a 1 year Manufacturers Warranty. The Drift HD is designed to be hard hitting and durable, but if something happens to go wrong, it's nice to know that Drift has got your back.

What's Included:

  • [1] HD Action Camera
  • [1] Remote Control
  • [1] Port access rear cover
  • [1] Goggle Mount
  • [1] Curved and Flat adhesive mounts
  • [1] Universal Clip
  • [1] Velcro Strap
  • [1] Lithium Battery
  • [1] USB Cable
  • Quick Guide to get started


UPC 609722886871
Manufacturer Drift
Video - Resolution 1280x720, 1920x1080
Video - Sensor Type CMOS
Video - Codec H.264
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus 0.5m to ∞ (infinity), glass
Lens Rotation: 300°
Angle of View: 170° ultra wide angle in 1080p, 720p & WVGA
Video Resolution: 1080p at 25 / 30 fps
720p at 25 / 30 / 50 / 60 fps
WVGA at 25 / 30 / 50 / 60 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 2.5mm Mic Input
Speaker Built-in
Photo Resolution: 9 megapixel (3024x2106 px)
Photo Format: JPEG
Photo Modes: Single Shot
Time Lapse at intervals of 2, 3, 5, 10 or 30 seconds
Storage Memory: MicroSD Card, up to 32GB capacity
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
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, Vista and 7; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
Water Resistant: Resistent to Rain, Snow, Dust, Splash and Dunk using closed back.
Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.1" x 2" x 1.3" (104.14mm x 50mm x 33mm)
Weight: 4.23oz / 119.91g (including Battery)
Warranty: 12 months. Register Here.


Customer Reviews

  1. Sweat!!! Review by Wdwarf

    I use my Drift HD for paintball. It takes a hit and keeps on ticking! You get sweat HD video and Pic easy as pie!!!! Love it!!!! (Posted on 12-05-24)

  2. camera mounting Review by Curt

    love the camera so far , but did not like the mounting for helmets
    I found a mount called the which is an integrated mount. It can be on top or flush mounted with the integration system. I just mounted mine to my skydive helmet and it looks much better and cleaner. POV guys look into these mounts you may like what they have. I ended up getting mine from
    So far so Good. Let the jumping begin. The underwater case works very good for the scuba divers out there. Used mine on several dives and not one issue came up.
    (Posted on 12-03-10)

  3. So Nice ! Review by Luccha

    Love the size, love the menu, love the accessories.
    Cannot wait to ride with it and really test it deaply. (Posted on 12-03-06)

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