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Post by redneckfisher » 07 Mar 2011, 14:13

i've been looking at this camera https://gopro.com/ (the HD Hero) for recording my fishing trips the camera records in 1080p HD and its waterproof so i can put it underwater. heres some specs i got from the website:
Tech Specs:
Camera Optics
Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m – ∞), glass
Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
Angle of View: 170º ultra wide angle in WVGA, 720p, or 960p mode
Angle of View: 127º wide angle in 1080p mode
Video
HD Video Resolution Modes: (subject to change, pending final firmware release)
1080p = 1920×1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
960p = 1280×960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
WVGA = 848×480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
Sensor Type: 1/2.5″ HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels
Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file
Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
White Balance: Auto


Audio
Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression
Photo
Resolution: 5 megapixel
Capture Modes: Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs.; 3 photo burst; self-timer
Storage
Memory: SD card (SDHC), up to 32GB capacity (not included)
Average recording times (using 32GB SD card):
1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m
960p (30 fps): 5h 26m
720p (60 fps): 4h 21
720p (30 fps): 8h 09m
WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m
Camera Connectors & Cables
PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable incl.)
Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out
PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista or Windows® 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later
Power & Battery
Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh lithium-ion
Battery Life: Approx. 2.5 hrs
Charging: via USB to computer or optional power adapter
Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter; or 2 hours with a computer’s USB port
Waterproof Camera Housing
Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
Hardware: Stainless steel
Size & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
Weight: 3.3oz (94g) incl. battery, 5.9oz (167g) incl. housing
Optional Accessories
Additional Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
Full Line of Mounting Accessories
Optional Expansion BacPacs™
An innovative expansion port on the back of the camera, the HERO Bus™ accepts optional Expansion BacPacs to expand the functionality of HD HERO cameras:

LCD BacPac for on-camera preview and playback
Endurance Battery BacPac for double battery life (not yet available for pre-order)
More BacPacs and expansion devices coming soon
-https://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero-naked-camera/

so what do y'all think?
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Post by fender66 » 07 Mar 2011, 14:21

I think I want to see what you can do with it. Looks kind of cool.
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Post by Jim » 07 Mar 2011, 14:32

Looks like it takes great video and the Waterproof part is a huge plus. The $300 price tag hurts a little to be honest. Any competitors out there?
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Post by redneckfisher » 08 Mar 2011, 11:44

the only competition the Go Pro has is the Contour https://store.contour.com/contourhd-1080p-p7.aspx.

Go Pro: $259(with no mounts)

waterproof up to 180ft (With included waterproof camera housing)
170 degree lens
battery life 2.5 hours
max memory card 32GB (uses standard SD card)


Contour: $249(with no mounts)

not waterproof(waterproof housing $39 and only rated to 30ft)
135 degree lens
battery life 2.5hours
max memory card 32GB (uses micro SD card)

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Post by juggernoob » 08 Mar 2011, 12:28

Jim wrote:Looks like it takes great video and the Waterproof part is a huge plus. The $300 price tag hurts a little to be honest. Any competitors out there?
Midland has the XTC camera is $99 Standard Definition 480p, 30 FPS, waterproof case is $29.99 and then various mounts are $20-$30.
https://midlandradio.com/Action-Cameras.CA8

Tachyon XC HD Helmet Camera $179.99 720p, 30FPS, camera is waterproof
https://tachyoninc.com/
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https://helmetcameracentral.com/2011/01/ ... hd-review/

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Post by Waterwings » 08 Mar 2011, 21:20

Watching the video in the provided link, the GoPro looks to be a great little camera. I almost stopped the video until it got to around the 2:10 mark, and the bikini-clad surfers caused me to watch it for a bit longer. 8)
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Post by redneckfisher » 08 Mar 2011, 21:37

Waterwings wrote:Watching the video in the provided link, the GoPro looks to be a great little camera. I almost stopped the video until it got to around the 2:10 mark, and the bikini-clad surfers caused me to watch it for a bit longer. 8)
lol :lol: yeah the camera looks awesome, make sure to put it in 1080p to be really supprised.

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Post by redneckfisher » 09 May 2011, 11:43

ok so i ordered a go pro camera last week and its gonna come sometime today so ill test it out fishing when the erie canal opens then i'll post the videos here.

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Post by fender66 » 09 May 2011, 11:57

redneckfisher wrote:ok so i ordered a go pro camera last week and its gonna come sometime today so ill test it out fishing when the erie canal opens then i'll post the videos here.
That's exciting! Can't wait for your review. Thanks.
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Post by Bugpac » 09 May 2011, 12:10

I got about 10 racecars in the shop right now, I think everyone has a go pro in it, for fishing tho, my buddy Triton Mike has a pair of sunglasses with built in camera, not real bulky. And less than 300 if I recall. Ill try to find some video tonight from them.

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Post by BaitCaster » 09 May 2011, 12:13

I want one!
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Post by baseball_guy_99 » 09 May 2011, 14:48

I have been keepin my eye on this camera too. I'm trying to scrounge up some pennies and buy one.

A guy I work with has one and he uses it when he goes snowboarding. It takes awesome pictures and videos. He told me I could borrow his to try it out before i buy one.

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Post by Bugpac » 09 May 2011, 21:29

I think this is the glasses video. I will verify it, but i am pretty certain.

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Post by fender66 » 10 May 2011, 09:11

Not only is the video quality good, but the fishing looks like a great time.
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Post by Bugpac » 10 May 2011, 13:13

I see a post on facebook were a guy hooked 2 -7lb fish at one time on the bait yesterday while i was hunting the video. Ill post a pic later if i can, imagine not one but 2- 7lbers. last summer i caught two in the 4lb range on a crankbait, got it all the way to the boat and the second one let loose when i bent down to lip them. The one that did stay attached weighed 3 11 and the second one was the same if not a tad bigger.

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