Drift Ghost 4K Action Camera for Motorcycles

Another sleek new HD action camera takes aim at GoPro.

Drify Ghost 4K cam
Another tiny addition to the action camera scene, the Ghost 4K from Drift. Buy It Now!©Motorcyclist

Everybody knows GoPro has a stranglehold on the action camera market, but it's competition that makes the world go 'round, and with new cameras expected from Garmin, TomTom, Sena, and many others, there doesn't seem to be any shortage of companies hell-bent on making their mark. This latest camera from Drift, set to drop in October, is said to be aimed right at motorcyclists, with a "bullet" design suited to fitting helmets. There's also a rotatable lens, dual microphones (said to reduce wind noise), image stabilization, WiFi, and the ability to shoot in 4K at 30 frames per second. Check out the press release below for all of the details.

Ghost 4K camera
Features like image stabilization and front/rear microphones could help the Ghost 4K make its mark.©Motorcyclist

Press Release:

Drift Innovation will launch the all-new Ghost 4K action camera in October 2016. In addition to the ability to shoot 4K UHD video, the latest update to Drift's award-winning camera includes a modular design enabling customization of the Ghost 4K.

The Ghost 4K features Drift’s signature touches, from the sleek ‘bullet’ form factor to the rotating lens. The Ghost 4K was designed to move with you wherever your journey takes you. The side panel can be clipped on and off, letting users attach a variety of modules to customize the camera, including battery packs, an LCD viewfinder or a 4G unit. The easy-to-use interface and design, combined with the most powerful technology on the market, takes users on an unparalleled adventure.

Drift Ghost 4K modules
Different modules allow the Ghost 4K to be “customized.”©Motorcyclist

“We wanted to go a step further with our Ghost design to add not only a creative spin but a major advancement to ensure that our Ghost fans are experiencing something truly special. We’re putting the power back into the hands of the user and offering them the freedom to film their lives the way that they want to,” said Sab Jhooti, CEO of Drift Innovation. “As excited as we are about this new modular design and the advanced technology, we are even more excited to see what our fans create.”

New key features to the Ghost 4K include:
• HD video available up to 4K UHD @ 30 FPS, 2.7K @ 60 FPS, 1080P @ 120 FPS
• Electronic Image Stabilization
• Gyroscope to automatically predict and stabilize movements smoothly
• Dual front/rear microphones for amplified sound and wind noise reduction. When the camera is in motion, the front microphone will disengage, activating the rear microphone to help reduce wind noise
• Improved WiFi and bluetooth connections for live streaming and more
• 'Stitch' Mode where any new clips shot after setting a time interval will automatically be 'stitched together' for on-the-fly edits
• 'Instant On' Mode for standby one-touch recording
• High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos
• Modular side dock for premium accessories and extended power systems
• Color dot matrix LCD screen, now on the rear of the camera, eliminating the rear hatch (moved to the bottom of the camera)
• 10 PIN Mini USB and microSD slot for up to 64GB

By popular demand, returning features include:
• Photos and photoburst up to 12 MP resolution
• Timelapse photos and videos up to 12 MP and multiple intervals from 1 second up to 1 hour
• Wireless remote and various mounts
• Fully rotatable lens - Keep your camera on its mount and twist the lens the way you want to capture the best shot at any angle
• Multiple modes including Car DVR (for a handy dashcam) and Cinematic mode
• Video Tagging to easily capture only the moments that you want without sacrificing storage
• Auto low light mode
• Pair the camera with the free Drift Life app on iOS and Android for further controls

The Ghost 4K will debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin, and will be available to purchase in October 2016. Further information, including pricing, will be announced shortly.

Drift Ghost camera screens
A two-color screen navigates through the options and displays the Ghost 4K’s vitals.©Motorcyclist