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Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-02-2010, 10:06 AM Reply

Has anybody ever used it/owned it? Pros/cons?

I am not looking to be a professional, but since we are looking into getting a video camera, I thought I would check for a waterproof one.

Other suggestions?
Old     (sideswipeproductions)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-03-2010, 4:17 AM Reply   
My mate has one of those, they're actually a pretty tidy little piece of equipment.

Scope out a few of the videos he's thrown together, theres a mixture of riding and lifestyle stuff:
Old     (blindgoose)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-07-2010, 3:59 AM Reply   
I had one that water got in. Beware!
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       10-20-2010, 8:10 PM Reply   
Buddy has one, it's a pretty nice piece of equiptment. Wouldn't use it for underwater exploration, but it's nice for when it may get splashed or get water on it. Versatile piece.
Old     (Toysrme)      Join Date: Oct 2010       10-25-2010, 4:41 PM Reply   
Specced up even higher, my mate bought a Sanyo Xacti VPC-102 off Amazon.

+ Class 6 SD card
It's waterproof. Did fine diving in Cozumel in what was no doubt a little more than the 10' rating.

*The dual zoom range is insane. Reaches out much farther than an APS sized DSLR + 200mm lens.
*Image stabilization is fairly poor
*Buttons take finesse to use. To be expected with a waterproof device. This WILL NOT be a problem to an owner or user. It mainly troubles the random person you pass it off too.
*No burst mode

720p @ 60fps. Looks amazing for a non DSLR type video. You could easily make a Demo tape with this. Apply a little post-production image stabilization & resize it back up. It'll be great!
Skip 1080i video ENTIRELY. Youll never be able to deinterlace it to 1080p & have it look worth anything.
Pictures look OK.

Facebook isn't very good with video. Poor codec & bitrates.


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