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GoPro evaluations

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 am
by dirtyboy
There isn't a lot on here about GoPro cameras. Or any action camera. I have a GoPro Hero which was very good. The best thing about it was the 2+ hour battery life for HS. I'm in the market for a new unit. Any suggestions?

What about the Session models?

Or should I get another Hero model?

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:19 pm
by cycleworks
We carry Zeal camera goggles here- next time you are in check them out, they are so cool!

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:57 pm
by cerealkiller
The new Hero models are big bucks. If it was me, I'm not sure I would care about all the fancy features either (e.g. Quickstories). The size of the session is appealing - not sure they have the battery life to cover a whole race though.

What generation is your current camera? I think mine is a Hero 3 Black and I don't think it will go even two hours. All my videos end before the checkers.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm
by bikingagain
I have a session, and so far love it. The picture quality is way above my expectations and the battery life is also about 2 hrs. Depending on the model, you can get voice activation to turn it on and off. Thumbs up from me. :thumbsup:

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:42 pm
by scubarusteve
I have a Garmin Virb Elite. 3 hours of battery for recording. has GPS so maps out trails and gives speed / elevation and other sensors if you wish to add them. Heres a link to our channel if you want to check some vids out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-ZSbRE3QO9v37r7utDXKQ?
the quality can easily get lost when uploading as i have learned through some videos.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 pm
by dirtyboy
cerealkiller wrote:The new Hero models are big bucks. If it was me, I'm not sure I would care about all the fancy features either (e.g. Quickstories). The size of the session is appealing - not sure they have the battery life to cover a whole race though.

What generation is your current camera? I think mine is a Hero 3 Black and I don't think it will go even two hours. All my videos end before the checkers.


I have a Hero with no number. I think it is a Hero HD. The battery lasts over 2 hours and usually gets a whole HS. The unit is getting too temperamental these days though.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:56 pm
by dirtyboy
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'm not happy with GoPro's policy with the quickstories. GoPro gets full rights to all videos that you upload.

I'll have to check out the Zeal ones. Any others?

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:27 pm
by giantjoe
Many moons ago, I had the Drift HD (from drift innovations). I liked it a lot, but the size was odd. They've mad a lot of changes since then. There's a new one I've heard about as well, it's Monster something. Another couple to look at.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm
by RJHenry
The Extreme Sport DV was an AMSA sponsor last year. They offer a line of very affordable action cameras.

https://www.xtremesportdv.com/

I chatted with the fellow at one race and he acknowledged they offer "knock off" cameras built offshore at a fraction of the cost of a gopro. If I wanted one, I would try them out.

RJH

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm
by malcolmzilla
I have a "joe-pro" Cyclops GoPro knock off, a gift from my riding buddies who wanted better documentation of the thrills and spills and resultant tourette's outbreaks.

Works alright, uses GoPro parts, but the batteries die quickly in the cold. I wish it was smaller, to mount under the helmet visor, so might keep an eye for a chinesium Session knock off.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:14 pm
by Xcfjohn
What about the Nikon keymission 170? Id like to more about it. They already make cameras so I'm sure they can make a good one.

Re: GoPro evaluations

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm
by cedric
That aussie gumby guy did a recent vid where he goes on about how much he likes his Sony pov cam, might be worth a watch.