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post #1 of 5 Old 02-09-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so I've started to look into buying a GoPro before summer comes around. I mainly want it for when we go to Florida so I can get some cool footage but I'll also probably get a helmet mount and use it when I ride and stuff but what is everyone's experiences with GoPro? I have no idea which model to get and they're all pretty expensive so I'd like some advice. I'm not a member of any other forum type sites and google hasn't been very helpful so I figured I'd post it on here and see what you guys have to say. Also any experience with any other brands of "action camera" would be awesome. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-09-2017, 04:00 PM
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I am hoping to get a helmet cam within the next few months. I did a ton of research on different cameras and models, etc. I am going to purchase a Contour HD helmet camera. WAYYY cheaper than a GoPro and it's really good quality. I know a 4 star eventer that uses it for cross country and the quality is great! Plus it's not huge and bulky to where everyone will be pointing at that thing on your head. XD

You need to decide what kind of camera you want. Pro camera, just a decent one? Compare a few cameras and models, there are reviews and comparison videos on Youtube that show the quality of this camera and that camera side by side. Good luck haha.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-09-2017, 05:41 PM
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I have the GoPro Hero 5 black but only got it this xmas and haven't had a chance to really use it riding yet. It has voice activation as well which is cool. The picture and video quality are outstanding and it has video stabilization. I have decided if I like the chest or helmet mounts better yet and will really need to figure that out once the weather gets warmer and I can get my hands out of gloves and out of the indoor.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-09-2017, 09:12 PM
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I have used a GoPro Hero2 for years and had good success with it, after a brief learning curve regarding what beep signaled what function. I did start having issues with case mount noise though, which I couldn't fix no matter what I did. I have just recently gotten a Session 5, and for what I do (endurance riding, so all out on trail), it's perfect. Being waterproof is also a huge plus, as that removes the need for the case, so no more rattle!
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-25-2017, 07:48 AM
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A bit late to this thread lol. But anyway, I use a GoPro Hero 4 and it is swell. I bought it to mess around with and they are truly indestructible. It's been on a rough trip to Africa with me and still looks brand new. I've strapped it on my cat when out walking with the dog harness mount and climbed mountains with it strapped to my chest. It still functions in high heat well and the case is dust/waterproof. No issue with noise so far.

I would advise buying the knock-of mounts over the official GoPro ones though - they're just as good but at least half the price in most instances. I didn't bother with the helmet mount because I have an all-purpose head mount, which just straps on over my riding helmet and holds pretty tight.

Originally Posted by Dehda01 View Post
It has voice activation as well which is cool.
That must be super handy! The worst part is having to finger the stiff buttons when it's mounted with the screen out of eyesight like on my head, so I'm never totally sure if it's filming or not, haha.
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