These are the ones I've bought. I have about 4 I think.
There are issues with these cameras. One is the color shift you
noticed. So far I see nothing anyone can do about that. Another is
vignetting in the corners. On some it definitely gets darker in the
corners but mine don't seem to do that very much. But for $40 and only
15 grams I can live with it. Of course can't compete with my GoPro but
then the GoPro is a $300 camera and weighs about 5 ounces!
The file sizes on-board video of my Slow Stick X yesterday..... raw video was about 8:15.
Front camera raw file size was 664 M
Back camera raw file size was 436 M
So I think it kind of depends on what you're videoing as to what the file size turns out to be.
After rendering a .wmv from Sony Vegas, the resulting video was 6:32
long and the size was 252M. It was rendered to 1280x720 at 5 Mbits/sec
I see from Chuck Lohr's site that there are some counterfeit #11's
around to watch out for. As long as you buy from the vendors in post #2
above though one should get the real deal.
SO BUYER BEWARE! The fake #11 camera eBay seller is: fashionjewellery125
I wasn't even aware that they were selling these
things on Amazon. Let me know how it works out for you. If you got a
real #11 you got a heck of a deal! When I got my first non-HD camera a
couple of years back I bought one that had built in memory. It was slow
memory and a lot of pausing. The downside was when the camera failed
you had to throw the memory out too. I think the newer ones that come
with memory are an external chip that you can re-use though - probably
like you got. But ever since my first one I buy cameras w/out memory
and get the memory separate - like you did.
For serious video I use my GoPro.. But then again when I fly it I have
over $300 in camera gear alone in the air. Airplane and all I've
figured I'm flying about $650 with that setup... Here's a little flight
I did the other day. Park workers showed up while I was flying so I
cut the flight short. I've made a little home-made panning camera mount
I use vimeo for several reasons. First the video codec is way better
than YouTube IMHO. Secondly there is none of the nasty music copyright
checking. Also, if a Plus user, it has advanced stats. I can see how
many plays, how many finishes, what countries the plays are from, and if
I embed the video to another site it shows how many plays are from that
site. Vimeo is a little buggier than YouTube, but when it works it
beats YouTube hands down IMHO.