Primo HD Xtreme, a GoPro Killer?
While HD standards are common sense in the business, the Primo HD Xtreme camera also comes with several enhancement and a plethora of accessories included in the package. On the tech side we can see 10x digital zoom, a laser pointer and a wireless remote as the features GoPro lacks completely.
The extras list carries is even more extensive, with the Primo HD Xtreme boasting on the external LCD screen, an extra battery, a 16GB microSD card, handlebar post mount and so on. For a more extensive comparison, please check the chart after the jump.
Other cool features include 180 -degree rollover technology to make sure you're recording an image which is always right side up, 3 different camera viewing angles (170, 120 and 90 degrees) all done via the included LCD monitor and many more.
The Primo HD Xtreme retails for an unbelievable $349.95 (€258.75), a hefty $130 (€96) lower than what a somewhat similar GoPro package comes for. Now it's up to the fans of extreme sports to put it to the test and decide who's better.
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comments written so far
- GoPro lacks a wireless remote? Check again.
- Digital zoom isn't that impressive; you can do the same thing in GoPro's Cineform Studio
- 180-degree rollover tech? Sounds unnecessary, and as though it might get in the way if you want to keep a first-person perspective through anything with the potential for inversion. GoPro lets you decide which way is up before you record, and then holds that reference throughout. (Also you can flip the video in the Studio)
- External LCD screen, extra battery, and handlebar mount are all options with the GoPro...and not terribly expensive (and the LCD screen has been rendered nearly obsolete with the new functions of the GoPro smartphone app)
- Still image quality is lower, and there's no mention of higher resolutions or framerates in HD video recording.
- Comes with a 16GB microSD card, which is cool, but 1) how good of a card is it? and 2) is 16GB the max supported size? 64GB is max on GoPro
I'm just sick and tired of half-ass cameras coming out claiming to be a "GoPro killer". The industry wouldn't really exist if it wasn't for GoPro, and I have yet to see any company put out a product that comes close to touching the standards they have set and continuously raised.