Overview: The Drift HD170 Stealth is a water-resistant sports action camera that is
capable of recording full 1080p HD video. It comes with a variety of mounts so
you can use it whenever and wherever you want. You can record to SD/SDHC memory
cards up to 32 GB.
Video Resolution: The HD170 records 16:9 HD video in H.264 (MOV) video
format. You can choose from three video resolutions: 1080p, 720p, and WVGA. At
720p and WVGA, you can choose from 30 or 60 frames per second. When recording in
1080p, only 30 fps is available.
Photo Mode: In addition to full HD video, the HD170 can also take
5-megapixel JPEG photos. You can choose to record one photo at a time, or set
the camera to take photos at a set interval (2, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds).
Lens: The lens gives you a wide 127° recording angle when recording in
1080p and WVGA, and 170°in 720p. The lens can be rotated up to 300° for upright
images from most any angle. The lens has a focal range of 0.5m (19.7") to
infinity. A digital zoom of up to 4x is available in 720p and WVGA modes.
Imaging Device/Sensitivity: The camera uses a high-quality CMOS image
sensor for excellent video quality. An adjustable exposure setting allows you to
determine the camera's sensitivity to light. If recording in very bright or dark
conditions, you can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0. There is also a Night
Mode to enhance recordings made in very low light.
Microphone: The HD170 has a built-in microphone for recording sound
with your action videos. The microphone sensitivity is adjustable (low, medium,
or high) in the camera menu. An input is available for an external microphone
788DMIC), or adapters for microphones with 3.5mm (788D35MM)
or RCA (788DRCA)
LCD Screen: The 1.5" TFT color LCD screen allows you to preview your
shots before you start recording, as well as play back your videos immediately
Video Output: Using the proprietary audio/video cable, you
can play back HD videos on your HDTV. The cable has a component video plug (3
RCAs) and stereo RCA audio plugs.
Power Requirements: The HD170 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion
battery (3.7 volts / 1100 mAh). A fully-charged battery provides about 2-1/2 to
3 hours of shooting time at 77°F, slightly less in colder temperatures. Battery
life can be extended by changing the LCD brightness setting (or turning off the
LCD), or setting the camera to turn itself off when no buttons are pressed for a
set amount of time. A longer-life battery (1700 mAh--4 hours) is also available.
The battery can be charged via USB or an optional battery charger or cigarette
Remote Control: The supplied 2-button wireless remote control allows
you to easily operate the camera hands-free. A Velcro strap is supplied to allow
you to wear the remote on your wrist or secure it to various devices. The remote
works on radio frequencies (RF), so line-of-sight is not required as with
infrared remotes. The remote has a range of approximately 10 feet. The remote
will need to be paired with the camera prior to use. If desired, a single remote
can be paired to multiple cameras, so you can start/stop recording all paired
cameras with one button press. The remote control is powered by the CR2032
Mounting Options: The HD170 is designed for use during multiple
activities. The camera comes with the following mounting hardware:
- Universal Clip: The Universal Clip screws onto the bottom of the
camera. With the Universal Clip in place, the camera can then be used with a
variety of mounts. The clip has two "arms" that click into place in each of
- Goggle Mount: The Goggle Mount can be attached to most goggle
straps up to 1-1/2" wide, or to the supplied adjustable elastic head strap.
- Helmet Mount: The curved Helmet Mount can be attached to a solid
helmet using the supplied self-adhesive Velcro pads, or to a vented cycle or
kayak helmet using the Velcro strap.
- Handlebar Mount: The handlebar mount will fit many bicycle and
motorcycle handlebars with its C-clamp style fastener. The mount includes a
rubber pad that fits between the mount and the handlebar to keep the mount
from slipping out of position.
- Tripod Mount: Without the Universal Clip, the HD170 has a
standard 1/4" tripod thread which can be used with most standard camera
mounts or optional suction mounts.
Computer System Requirements: You can upload your videos and photos
from the HD170 to your PC or Mac using the supplied USB cable. Recommended
system requirements are as follows:
Windows XP (SP2 or later)
|MAC OS X v 10.4.11 or later
||3.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor or higher
||2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo or higher
||1 GB or more
||1 GB or more
||Graphics Card with at least 256 MB of Video RAM
Direct X 9.0c or later
|Graphics Card with at least 256 MB of Video RAM
||To smoothly view and edit 1080p HD
video, more powerful hardware is required.
Since HD video requires large amounts of hard drive space, an
external hard drive may be needed to store your video files.