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Old Oct 22, 2012, 04:51 PM
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For whatever it's worth, the way the stock case is designed, it's not too hard to
pull it apart, and turn the lens protection part into a LayerLens style standalone protector.
See attached.

The Wifi remote is neat idea, but really flaky. Lost contact with the camera 2-3 times
(only a few feet away) and then they seemed to get into some weird mode where camera would
turn on and off with the remote, but remote wouldn't display anything
from the camera, and couldn't start/stop recording.. etc..
Eventually had to pull the battery from the camera to reset . Tried again,
no luck. Turned off wifi function and made a flight. Stopped recording,
and then when I went to try to start again, display was blank
except for the battery level indicator and couldn't do anything at all.
Would power off, but always power back on with blank screen and battery level
indicator. Had to pull the battery again. This firmware clearly needs some work.

1080p is stunning of course.
1440p (1920x1440) is pretty worthless. It's just a 4:3 version of 1920x1080.
720p looks better than ever before. 720@120fps is cool, but
still don't care for it at full wide angle. Wish other FoV had been made
available at 720p.

Everyone's eventually going to lose that tiny little pastic door over the USB/HDMI ports.
Battery door is a bit fiddly and wouldn't be hard to lose too.
Sneeze and those micro SD cards just disappear.

I'll have some FPV vid up later.

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