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GoPro evaluations

Postby dirtyboy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 am

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?

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Postby cycleworks » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:19 pm

We carry Zeal camera goggles here- next time you are in check them out, they are so cool!
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Re: GoPro evaluations

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:57 pm

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.
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Postby bikingagain » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

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:
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Re: GoPro evaluations

Postby scubarusteve » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:42 pm

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.
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Postby dirtyboy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 pm

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.

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Postby dirtyboy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:56 pm

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?

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Postby giantjoe » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:27 pm

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.
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Postby RJHenry » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

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.

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Re: GoPro evaluations

Postby malcolmzilla » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm

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.
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