cjpye wrote:Rob had one in the Omni for Targa Newfoundland last year. The biggest problem is that the LCD that tells you everything is on the front of the camera which is the side we could not see when it was mounted on he windshield. We were never really sure whether it was on. Admittedly, we did not use it before the event, which would have helped.
We got the 'jellovision' effect at idle, but it was fine once we were moving. It got good video, but the sound was muffled.
I've heard of the idle "jellovision".
I believe other cameras will have this as well, but I'm not sure.
From what I can tell, there are many options these days for HD pocket video cameras around $300. What still has me sold on the Go Pro is how versatile it is, especially the bonus of underwater footage (which admittedly isn't a common use I will have for it, but a nice bonus nonetheless).
Also, as far as the lack of an LCD, I heard there are LCD attachments that will be released for the Go Pro Hero HD (note: not for the newly released Go Pro Hero 960 apparently). This of course increases the cost, but it's an option if I find I'd like to see what's being shot when setting up. To me, the wide angle simply means point it at the general area and it will capture what you want.
Once again, thanks for the helpful feedback guys. I plan on picking it up this weekend, so if anyone has any other feedback before then, I'm all ears!