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Old     (lalh20)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-08-2011, 10:06 AM Reply   
I recently started a thread regarding a good camera for from-boat recording of a wakeboarder. I purchased the Kodak Playsport and quickly found out that just because a camera touts HD, all that guarantees is large files, not necessarily quality image/movement etc. (I'm not knocking the camera, for the price it's well worth it, just not for what I want to do.)

When in the store, looking at other options, it was clear I have no idea what to look for because they don't show you sample videos in store, especially in high movement situations.

I'd like to see how many examples of wakeboarding footage we can get here from as many different cameras as possible. I assume there's a ton if $500+ cameras that can do well so I'd like to reduce it to those that are less than $500 for the average consumer cameras.

To participate myself, once I get them online, I'll post an example from the playsport ZX5 and also from an Olympus 1050SW (relatively similar in quality) tomorrow or so.

Show us your goods!
Old     (lakeskater)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-08-2011, 1:19 PM Reply   
I have the Playsport ZX3 and shoot at 720P. The quality is decent for the price but it does have it's limitations. As long as you don't shoot into the sun and don't use the digital zoom too much, the images look good enough for an amateur like myself. I'm looking for something better though, with optical zoom and backlighting compensation.

Here are a few examples of what the Playsport delivers at 720P on a sunny day.

http://www.youtube.com/user/woodyonb.../4/hsMkemoJU-Y

http://www.youtube.com/user/woodyonb.../6/iQTwnGE7jio
Old     (brinks)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-09-2011, 1:51 PM Reply   
You could check out the Panasonic GF2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tal_Micro.html

Here is some sample vids I found online
http://vimeo.com/21924789
http://vimeo.com/17157832
Old     (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       09-30-2011, 5:08 PM Reply   
All of these videos were shot with a Kodak Zi8
I jimmy rigged a removable wide angle lens on the camera to get most of the skateboarding shots.
shot in 720p @ 60 fps

http://vimeo.com/14750685
http://vimeo.com/11667142
http://vimeo.com/9810763

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