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Old 07-08-2013   #1
 
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Is GoPro still the best out there?

I lost my gopro of ab 3 years at Tampax on Friday. Wondering if anyone has a different camera they like better and if they have any footage from it.

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Old 07-08-2013   #2
 
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A lot of people like their Contours.
The Muvis look like a good value.
The Reel cameras are new on the market. Haven't heard much about them yet.

I started this season with the intention of having multiple cameras to get multiple angles to edit into my videos...had some GoPro issues (Hero2 freezing up) and having multiple cameras has at least given me backups.
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I like the contour because it is more "streamlined" and closer to the mount. It doesn't have as broad a front as GoPro, and in the river I feel like there is a better chance of it bouncing off a rock than the GoPro which I imagine has a better chance of striking one dead on, resulting in something bad happening. It is also already waterproof so you don't need a large bulky case increasing the odds of a rock strike.
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the Drift Ghost cam looks pretty bitchin.
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(i still ended up w/ a hero 3 this summer thanks to the all powerful best buy card.) Its pretty sweet, but the 1080p footage doesnt playback well on a macbook pro laptop. i need to find editing software etc...i think GP is more geared for windows. and i did knock it off hitting my head in the #'s on my second trip down with it...luckily i had it tethered. no bueno. i would surely like a side mounted cam better.

but for the record it seems like the GP3 black ed. is capable of really high end HD footage, better then 1080p like 4400p or whatever. ...movie quality shit. like better have 5 or 10 64g memory cards. for an hour of footage. lol. there are lots of movies and tv shows using GP3. (all the discovery and History channel shows...deadliest crotch, ice road hookers etc.... )
All that doesnt solve the problem for kayaking of the GP being hi-profile. and of course the solution is to either not bother filming, cause my footage will be boring anyhow, or just not get knocked over so much. lol
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Put the stickie on the bill or front of your helmet instead of the top of your helmet.

IMHO, the chesty mount gives the best footage anyway.
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sony recently got into this market, as well. its kind of like an 800lb gorrilla entering the ring for this niche,imo. a quality sensor with good low light performance, 120 fps at 720HD for smooth slow-motion shots, Zeiss optics, image stabilization and a good price. worth a look.

$178 at BHP...
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sony recently got into this market, as well. its kind of like an 800lb gorrilla entering the ring for this niche,imo. a quality sensor with good low light performance, 120 fps at 720HD for smooth slow-motion shots, Zeiss optics, image stabilization and a good price. worth a look.

$178 at BHP...
Sony HDR-AS10 HD Action Camcorder HDRAS10/B B&H Photo Video
That's pretty cool!

720p is really all you need for HD footage. Anything higher just means you fill your card faster. You can run a higher resolution and crop down if you don't think you have your camera view centered...or you can use a higher resolution to use image stabilization.

DVD's are only a lowly 480p! :laughing:
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I've been happy with my gopro silver; don't need the 4k of the black. I do think more and more options are cropping up, though the gopros really have proven themselves to be bombproof, handling vibration, heat/cold, etc. without worry. I don't think it's a slam-dunk decision like it used to be though.
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The contour looks pretty user friendly, does anyone have any kayak porn taken from those?
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I love mine.
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