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2014/12/29 15:52:04 (permalink)
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Anyone got a Gopro camera?

Looking into getting one of these but just wondering if anyone has one and thinks they are worth the cash.
Probably looking to use it for being out on the motorbike, would also use it as an in car camera. Wondering how the likes of the gopro 3+ Black compares with the likes of the gopro 4 silver?
Getting lost in all the different variations whenever I try to compare them lol

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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 15:59:44 (permalink)
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    there are cameras around that match the go pro footage with same accessories way under half its inflated price and rumour has it a 4k soon to be released by xiaomi for $160....
     
    not sure I would want to leave something that looks like a go pro hanging off my car window !!!!
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 17:01:20 (permalink)
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    I have had one since the beginning and still use the HD Hero 1.  I use 720 p @ 60fps.  If I lose it i will definitely be getting another. Probably the 3 black as I dont need the extras that are on the 4.
     
    I use it in a wet environment, and imo nothing competes. 
     
    http://vimeo.com/90142275   (put HD on)
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 18:45:12 (permalink)
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    Yeah the Gopro is impressive. I'm seeing things like the one below which a lot of people recommend, but then a lot of people put certain phones before an iphone but they just dont quite match an iphone.
    TBH I'm probably never going to use it to the max of its capabilities. Think I'm leaning towards a Gopro 3+ right now.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/A...keywords=ion+air+pro+2

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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 19:39:31 (permalink)
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    Go pro are very expensive. I have one of these. Can't fault it for the price.
    http://m.probikekit.co.uk...8535683f165348d9315bf6
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 19:47:51 (permalink)
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    i thought about getting a GoPro for my wakeboard, but ive heard they can come off because of the impact. I know you can get floats and tethers etc but ive heard that sometimes when they do come off , the waterproof housing can crack too.

    what are other,cheaper GoPro equivalents to look out for?

      




     
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 19:51:02 (permalink)
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    I have had one since the beginning and still use the HD Hero 1.  I use 720 p @ 60fps.  If I lose it i will definitely be getting another. Probably the 3 black as I dont need the extras that are on the 4.
     
    I use it in a wet environment, and imo nothing competes. 
     
    http://vimeo.com/90142275   (put HD on)


    is that you in the vid?

    looks like great fun

      




     
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 21:03:18 (permalink)
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    This guy reviews alot of gopro type cams.....
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 21:52:48 (permalink)
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    GoPros beat anything else hands down in terms of ease of use/ hardware only thing that lets them down is the editing software which they try tag one for a massive whack. However  you can get downloads easy enough. 
     
    I am not tech savvy but have had my GoPro for about 12 months and use it almost weekly from Skiing to diving to motorbiking. 
     
    If you want something thats easy to set up and simple I can't recommend them enough. The new ones have shot the price down a lot as they were topping out in the market. Mine is the GoPro Black I have two cases one wet one dry and various harnesses, supports for it. 
     
    They take massive abuse and don't break. If you crack the housing you either got a defective one very rare or you tatted it really hard. Iv smashed mine into tree's rails and rock and never cracked it mainly because the mounts have give on them so cushion it a bit. 
     
    IMO GoPros are like iPhones they set the bar which the rest followed and now its cool to knock them and find fault. 

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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 22:01:33 (permalink)
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    This guy reviews alot of gopro type cams.....
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan


    cheers,

    this looks like a cracking option. Im certainly going to look into it ..under £50 !!!

      




     
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/29 22:33:56 (permalink)
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    Yeah the Gopro is impressive. I'm seeing things like the one below which a lot of people recommend, but then a lot of people put certain phones before an iphone but they just dont quite match an iphone.
    TBH I'm probably never going to use it to the max of its capabilities. Think I'm leaning towards a Gopro 3+ right now.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/A...keywords=ion+air+pro+2




    yes the Iphone did get left behind a good 3 years ago , but it was the bar for a long time and it I did a lot , a lot where you wouldn't want a cheaper imitation, these are just camera's, a lot of them probably use the same components , I ended up with a contour HD about 3 years ago , came with its own editing software and takes really good footage , as long as the case is good and it had mounts that suit your needs any reputable ones will be good , just would buy any cheap Chinese crap.
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/30 01:03:56 (permalink)
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    This guy reviews alot of gopro type cams.....
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan


    cheers,

    this looks like a cracking option. Im certainly going to look into it ..under £50 !!!




     
    you can get a transport sj4000 for £37   that has better chips and quality in the same physical form as the hero with all hero accessories..
     
    this is the new sj5000 wifi as an example and youtube is full of comparrison with hero side by side footage...scroll down to see all accessories
     
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/S...mp;hash=item5d53714548
     
     
     
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/30 01:12:56 (permalink)
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    Thats the one I keep seeing people recommending as an alternative.

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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/30 10:41:10 (permalink)
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    Fotgot to add that if you do buy a GoPro buy about 4 generic battery packs as when your shooting 4k or whatever the highest one is you will run the battery down in about 90 mins continuous use. The actual GoPro ones are way over priced compared to them and theres no real difference same with the mounts. Cases though I would only have GoPro ones. 

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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/30 11:17:09 (permalink)
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    I have had one since the beginning and still use the HD Hero 1.  I use 720 p @ 60fps.  If I lose it i will definitely be getting another. Probably the 3 black as I dont need the extras that are on the 4.
     
    I use it in a wet environment, and imo nothing competes. 
     
    http://vimeo.com/90142275   (put HD on)


    is that you in the vid?

    looks like great fun


    Yes that's me over about 2 years. Got through a lot of boats but only 1 camera.
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    Re: Anyone got a Gopro camera? 2014/12/30 22:08:59 (permalink)
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    I have had one since the beginning and still use the HD Hero 1.  I use 720 p @ 60fps.  If I lose it i will definitely be getting another. Probably the 3 black as I dont need the extras that are on the 4.
     
    I use it in a wet environment, and imo nothing competes. 
     
    http://vimeo.com/90142275   (put HD on)


    is that you in the vid?

    looks like great fun


    Yes that's me over about 2 years. Got through a lot of boats but only 1 camera.

    Looks pretty scary, only done it once , canoe got stuck on rock , filled with water , teacher told me to get out and push it off, tried too but tide took my legs straight under canoe where my helmet got stuck between the canoe and the rock , nearly drowned , wont be doing it again
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