Published by OneSwitch.org.uk Friday, 22 November 2013 5:07 pm.
Switch adapted cameras are quite rare. Beyond Excitim's excellent £270 10MP Canon camera I'm not sure there's anything else out there right now. I wondered if I could find something a little different for a customer and tracked down the £250 Drift Ghost HD action camera (which needs an SD card plus the £80 adaptation to the supplied remote, so works out about £60 more). Not cheap, but it's pretty fantastic if you can live with the fish-eye lens perspective. By the way, the Trabasack works brilliantly with this.
This camera is tough and can cope being out in the rain and shaken about. You can mount it in a variety of ways with the supplied velcro strap and alternative stick-on mounts. You can rotate the lens so that the image you record is the right way up (or wrong way up if you prefer). It takes photos up to 11MP, has a 3.5mm socket for an external stereo microphone, and a really simple interface. Here's how it basically works...
- With the camera on, hold the "Action" button on the remote to pair it with the camera via blue-tooth. You can't use switches for this.
- LED colours (on both the camera and the remote) denote which mode the camera is in. Green = video mode, Cyan/Blue = photo-burst mode, Yellow = traditional photo mode and Purple = continuous photos at set-intervals until you hit a switch. Use the second switch to cycle through these modes.
- Use the first switch for "Action". I.e. take photos or videos. The LEDs turn red when recording. A held press or two-seconds turns the camera off. N.B. This may be an issue for some users.