Cheaper Alternative to GoPro camera

sirhawkeye64

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So I do urban exploration of abandoned buildings, and was wondering if anyone knew of any good quality action cameras that are similar to a GoPro, but cost less (like in the $200 range).
The only requirement I have is that I'd like one that's at least 8MP, has a removable (and thus rechargable) battery, and has a headband mount, as I tend to take videos as I'm walking around, plus I photograph too, so I need ones that's hands-free (ie. headband or chest strap mounted).

 

Shoomer

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Send me a message mate. I may be able to put you in touch with someone. It's a new product not on the market yet (looking for testers), designed for clay pigeon shooting. It's a HD Cam built into a pair of glasses. Tiny camera and the idea is you shoot and watch the video back to improve your shot. But I think it would work for what you need. It has a separate battery (optional) and I believe the cam is 9MP.
 

sirhawkeye64

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Unfortunately, this type of system would not work for me, as I wear regular glasses and am going to be holding a camera up to my eye most of the time while recording, so it needs to be something I can mount to my chest using a vest or my head using a headband. (That and I need my prescription glasses to see anyway). Thanks for the offer though.
 

gondo

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Look at cameras from Drift Innovations. More affordable than GoPro and probably the best quality of the more affordable action cameras. I agree GoPro makes some very nice stuff, but you get what you pay for and GoPro is more expensive.
 
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