dorkus619 wrote:I want this for shallow scuba diving. Does the remote work under water so I can take stills or change setting from stills to continuous shot to video? Starting and stopping video underwater?
Anyone have underwater/scuba video example to share?
I can't blow air through the buttons and the back cover has a rubber gasket, so I would assume it is waterproof. Even so, I wouldn't take it underwater. The waterproof housing has 2 buttons for video and still photos, so the remote has no additional functionality.
Edit: My review:
I got my Freestyle HD about a month ago, and I'm totally impressed. I'm no photographer and I have never used another action cam so my review is more feature-based. To begin, mounts: Lots of sticky mounts, look at the pictures. Yes the bottom of the camera and the bottom of the waterproof mount have 1/4-20 threads (common camera mounts). The camera comes with the necessary adapter to fit any GoPro mount.
Next, features: My camera records continuously when plugged in. I just read it only works with the supplied adapter because pin 4 on the USB plug is common instead of being unused. HD recording options include: 720p @ 60fps OR 720p @ 30fps OR 1080p @ 30fps. The top and front LED's blink during recording, and they blink when you take a picture (no flash).
Last, my experiences: The remote doesn't have great range; I got about 10 ft once, usually only 6-7 ft (pointing remote at the camera lens). The remote works while clipped on my pocket with the camera on a handlebar clamp on my Harley. Said handlebar clamp is an upside-down scope ring clamped to a 1/2" wide steel bar with some rubber foam and the waterproof housing on top. It works until I can decide on a good clamp to buy. The vibrations aren't bad enough to ruin the video, but make the audio unusable. I wrapped a stretchy microfiber cloth around the bottom and sides of the camera and it helped tame the rattles in the waterproof case to a tolerable level. But the camera picks up a 'pinging' from the engine so I don't want the audio anyways. I just made a 4 hour (plugged in) video at 720p @ 60 fps and it is just under 16.50GB (4.1GB/hour). LCD backpack won't fit inside the waterproof housing, blah blah, laser doesn't shine through the waterproof housing, yadda yadda...
GRRRR I think I just talked myself into buying another.