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Idgy  (D License)

Aug 15, 2013, 6:50 AM
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This came out recently, potential to be the best skydiving action-vid camera, given its small, flat form factor:

http://www.usa.canon.com/...ard_display/minicam/

.. it doesnt have the functionality of the GoProBlack, but Canon generally know what they are doing :-)


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Aug 15, 2013, 9:40 AM
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Other than Canon not building this themselves, what gives the impression it's the "best skydiving action-vid camera?"
Low bitrate, always-on display...
Looking forward to playing with it, but I don't think it's a contender.
GoPro, Replay, Sony are the current choices. When Contour comes back online with their new re-org, I think they'll be seriously competitive too.


Idgy  (D License)

Aug 15, 2013, 10:10 AM
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DSE wrote:
Other than Canon not building this themselves, what gives the impression it's the "best skydiving action-vid camera?"

I said "potential .... given its form factor."


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Aug 15, 2013, 5:44 PM
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DSE wrote:
When Contour comes back online with their new re-org, I think they'll be seriously competitive too.

Off topic I know but do you know what is happening with Contour? Are they going back online?


gowlerk  (C 3196)

Aug 15, 2013, 7:01 PM
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I said "potential .... given its form factor."

I would say the form factor makes it all wrong. Wide and thin making it only suitable for top mounting and very poor for side mounting. Not very flexible at all. Except possibly a handcam?
Ken


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I don't know anything, but have heard rumors from within the industry.


Idgy  (D License)

Aug 16, 2013, 10:05 AM
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gowlerk wrote:
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I said "potential .... given its form factor."

I would say the form factor makes it all wrong. Wide and thin making it only suitable for top mounting and very poor for side mounting. Not very flexible at all. Except possibly a handcam?
Ken

Yeah. I was thinking on a flat top helmet, like a 2K Composites or something. I'd be interested to see how it might work out.


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Aug 16, 2013, 10:14 AM
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And a protection cage for the exposed screen...


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Aug 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
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it doesnt have the functionality of the GoProBlack

You mean it doesnt shut off automaticly mid jump, doesnt have the same 'function' where it doesnt switch on, and doesnt constantly need new firmware updates to actually work?TongueWink



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