What’s good about the Drift Stealth 2 action camera?
It’s small, relatively cheap, easy to use and easy to mount to a bike and the footage is decent enough. The main plus is the ease of use. There are three modes – video, photoburst and timelapse. The first is self-evident and captures in either HD 1080p or other resolutions to make better use of the memory. Photoburst takes a series of stills when you press the button, while timelapse will take stills at set intervals that can be stitched together in final editing to make a video. It’s easy to tell the difference between the modes as the screen changes colour – and a red/green light indicates that recording is in progress. It’s easy to mount to the bike and the lens can be rotated independently of the body, so no need to have the main body mounted level – just rotate the lens until the shot is level with the horizon. The picture quality, while not the best, is good enough for MCN’s YouTube channel videos.
And what’s not?
The quality of footage isn’t quite on a par with similarly-priced Go-Pros (though the Drift is easier to use). The built-in microphone is too sensitive, so wind noise is a problem unless it can be mounted behind a screen or similar windblock, such as the rider’s body. There’s no screen (it’s too small to have one), but it has wi-fi and there’s a Drift smartphone app so you can preview and compose the shot correctly before pressing ‘record’.
12 months/1000 miles