lwang wrote:CMOS sensor, does the action videos look like jelly?
From the Youtube videos, it looks about on par with the GoPro HD 1, so maybe a little less than the HD 2. But a lot of the HD 2 'better' is just more color, which could be done after the fact for video if you really wanted it.
Here's a better comparison on Vimeo, the Swann looks clearer. Little doubt the GoPro HD 1.
Swann Freestyle vs Gopro HD comparison
In for two Swanns. Actually this video convinced me, on par or better with GP HD 1. Two of them, with cases, LCD, remote, for the price of one HD Hero 2. The 'better' video of the HD 2 is mostly from just more color, something you could do to the video after the fact for any important clips you record anyway.
And look around 1:35 on that video, where it goes into the dark under the trees. Notice the GoPro struggles with adjusting, one of the bigger complaints on the GoPro for RC FPV video. Sun to no sun and the GoPro video goes bad for a while. Also note the sun reflections in the GoPro throughout the video.
I have these:
Contour HD, picked it over the GoPro. Great, but no video out for the FPV video on RC while flying.
Two Sony Bloggies. Pretty good, with a case that has tilt built into the rotating head. Has video out for RC FPV, decent video, screen built in, and was cheap. One for $65 refurb, and one for $40 used off ebay.
Several Keychain cams, miniDV camcorders, etc.
Don't need to spend $300 on two more cams, but just did. With all the accessories included I'd be kicking myself if I only got 1, and really liked it. Not that much more off Ebay, but new from Woot is good. Maybe time to sell of some of the extra cams on ebay once these get here..