Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Moderator: Vendors

User avatar
mike
Last minute Mike
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:00 pm
Location: Christchurch - The place I'd like to be
Contact:

Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby mike » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:01 pm

Hi All,

Have these available through the site now. I havnt got one yet but for the price they shouldnt be to bad.

http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/marketp ... rder-1080p

Waterproof down to 3m for 60mins. Full HD 1080p.

Cheers

Mike
1973 SWB Land Rover V8 Hybrid
1994 Toyota Surf

Landynut
Hard Yaka
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm
Location: Tararua

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Landynut » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:37 pm

thats absolutely awesome. I WANT ONE! one prob tho, NO OPTICAL ZOOM at all????!?? so if you want to film something 100 metres away you have to jog there......
awesome price tho for a fully waterproof camera, I've been looking for something like this for mounting on top of my scope to get hunting vids :)
Landrover 4 Life - Best 4x4xfar

User avatar
sig
Jeep Jeep
Posts: 1480
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:00 pm
Location: stokes vegas

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby sig » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:02 pm

looks good .i bought a sanyo version of ebay .very similar.sanyo one has optical zoom thou .Cost a little more too
FJ40,INJECTED SB 406 CHEV, LOCKER,35 SIMEXS,PTO WINCH , 80seies vx 4.2 24v turbo diesel ,fr and rear lockers 3" exh top mount intercooler, 021 724482

Landynut
Hard Yaka
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm
Location: Tararua

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Landynut » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:54 pm

yeah its the one drawback that will stop me buying one.... otherwise awesome for the price, be great for getting high quality vids of mudding events but once again, if the action is too far away you have to jog there......
Landrover 4 Life - Best 4x4xfar

User avatar
Swamped
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: North Island

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Swamped » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 pm

They'll be mint so long as you not moving to fast. 30fps. My helmet cam has the same 1080p specs but can do 720p at 60fps.

Not a bad price for what they are though.

Landynut
Hard Yaka
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm
Location: Tararua

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Landynut » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:00 pm

Swamped wrote:They'll be mint so long as you not moving to fast. 30fps. My helmet cam has the same 1080p specs but can do 720p at 60fps.

Not a bad price for what they are though.


I read the specs and it said it was capable of 60fps ?
Landrover 4 Life - Best 4x4xfar

User avatar
Swamped
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: North Island

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Swamped » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:27 pm

If you're after quality videos, you'll be impressed with what the camera has to offer. 1920 x 1080p resolution video quality at 30 frames per second saved in today's most popular video format - H.264 mpeg-4 codec AVI!

Digital Video Camera
- File Type: AVI (H.264)
- Resolution: 1920X1080 @ 30FPS, 1280x720 @ 30FPS, 848x480 @ 60FPS, 640x480 @ 30 FPS, 320x240 @ 30FPS


Only capable in a far lesser resolution. I should say moving objects should be fine so long as your not moving ie not jogging to get closer so the cameras bouncing around. Camera vibration is hideous on slower capturing cameras and theres no image stabilisation in the 1080p setting it seems.

What is cool is its macro function and its waterproof abilities. As said its not bad. It will be a good camera. just read the specs and make sure it fits what you want it to do - don't just see HD n go Lets Buy it.

User avatar
mike
Last minute Mike
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:00 pm
Location: Christchurch - The place I'd like to be
Contact:

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby mike » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:54 pm

I've got one for coming so will see what its like. got it for the summer as we'll be water bound most of it. I'll post up some video when i get it :wink:
1973 SWB Land Rover V8 Hybrid
1994 Toyota Surf

User avatar
Moriarty
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: The newly formed Nation of OKATO
Contact:

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Landynut wrote:
Swamped wrote:They'll be mint so long as you not moving to fast. 30fps. My helmet cam has the same 1080p specs but can do 720p at 60fps.

Not a bad price for what they are though.


I read the specs and it said it was capable of 60fps ?


I look forward to seeing Clements again from a position alongside your head as you smack a Jap hind.

Tie one to the cannon and test it's recoil handling properties, Mike WILl give you your money baaaaaaack!!!!

User avatar
Swamped
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: North Island

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Swamped » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:19 pm

I'm getting a mount plastic welded onto m shotty for my camera :twisted:

Landynut
Hard Yaka
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm
Location: Tararua

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Landynut » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:32 pm

Moriarty wrote:
Landynut wrote:
Swamped wrote:They'll be mint so long as you not moving to fast. 30fps. My helmet cam has the same 1080p specs but can do 720p at 60fps.

Not a bad price for what they are though.


I read the specs and it said it was capable of 60fps ?


I look forward to seeing Clements again from a position alongside your head as you smack a Jap hind.

Tie one to the cannon and test it's recoil handling properties, Mike WILl give you your money baaaaaaack!!!!


hehe right on.. i've already got some footage of bowling goats with the sony handycam mounted on the scope.... i made a homemade mount out of an old broken tripod and a spare scope ring... works really well, especially on the .22 :)
bonus with the sony is 60x optical zoom, clear as day and keeping up with the rifle scope, with no zoom you could barely make out what your shooting at unless its within hammer-throw... as i said it will be the one factor that stops me buying one of these, they look great ! :)
Landrover 4 Life - Best 4x4xfar

User avatar
mike
Last minute Mike
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:00 pm
Location: Christchurch - The place I'd like to be
Contact:

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby mike » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:33 pm

ok got some footage, great little camera.

No zoom except the 4x digital zoom on 720p. Generally its bad practice to zoom while filming as it usually ruins vids so not to much of a loss for me. Tested the water proofing and works well :mrgreen:

The resolution of these videos on the site is only 640x480 i think as the HD is still still broken on the site :oops:

close up of beer using macro which is actually quite cool. will try in the engine bay when i get a chance.
http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/video/beer

under water
http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/video/underwater


traffic video
http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/marketp ... rder-1080p
1973 SWB Land Rover V8 Hybrid
1994 Toyota Surf

Landynut
Hard Yaka
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm
Location: Tararua

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Landynut » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:40 pm

looks great! nice and clear... would get some awesome mudding footage..... good way to find out whats wrapped around the prop without getting wet eh ;)
Landrover 4 Life - Best 4x4xfar

User avatar
Moriarty
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: The newly formed Nation of OKATO
Contact:

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Moriarty » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:03 pm

Mike, that traffic Vid, was that at any telephoto setting?

Brilliantly clear though, whatever the setting. Impressive!!

User avatar
Andrew1706
Hard Yaka
Posts: 716
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:00 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Andrew1706 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:12 pm

Not a bad price compared to the GoProHDs....

http://www.vimeo.com/16646791

Quality is similar - how do you find the microphone? Sounds like it doesnt enjoy being underwater but for the price you cant complain..

User avatar
mike
Last minute Mike
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2002 12:00 pm
Location: Christchurch - The place I'd like to be
Contact:

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby mike » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:27 pm

I should upload one to youtube as their HD is working to see the actual quality of the vid. The microphone is actually quite good. Once its in the water though its quite muffled and needs to be dried out afterwards which is to be expected.

For the price it is a wicked little camera and its so small to carry so quite glad I got one. It has the screen that turns upwards or backwards and the picture changes accordingly.
1973 SWB Land Rover V8 Hybrid
1994 Toyota Surf

User avatar
Swamped
Hard Yaka
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: North Island

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby Swamped » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:02 am

Andrew1706 wrote:Not a bad price compared to the GoProHDs....

http://www.vimeo.com/16646791

Quality is similar - how do you find the microphone? Sounds like it doesnt enjoy being underwater but for the price you cant complain..


The gopro aren't that flash. I sold mine as I wasn't impressed by it at all. I use a contour HD - non gps model now. Takes mean video except its 6min per gb of memory. I had to compress mine to 0.5% original size to upload it on to youtube.

That video from the camcorder isn't too bad aye. would do what most people wanted of it I think 8)

User avatar
petefj40
Ms Daisy
Posts: 4218
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: The Mainland

Re: Waterproof to 3m HD camcorder

Postby petefj40 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:15 pm

Swamped wrote:
Andrew1706 wrote:Not a bad price compared to the GoProHDs....

http://www.vimeo.com/16646791

Quality is similar - how do you find the microphone? Sounds like it doesnt enjoy being underwater but for the price you cant complain..


The gopro aren't that flash. I sold mine as I wasn't impressed by it at all. I use a contour HD - non gps model now. Takes mean video except its 6min per gb of memory. I had to compress mine to 0.5% original size to upload it on to youtube.

That video from the camcorder isn't too bad aye. would do what most people wanted of it I think 8)


I brought the GoPro only because it's tiny and easy to mount.
I've also got the HD Contour. Though that shoots crystal clear vid and the sound is awesome, it doesn't have a waterproof container like the GoPro. But then the GoPro audio is crap.

For the money this one seems good value Mike.

Return to “Electronics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests