GoPro Camera - life expectancy ??

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GoPro Camera - life expectancy ??

Post by LDUBS » 29 Oct 2017, 23:19

Wife surprised me with a GoPro Hero 5. I have a lot to learn but what I know for now is I can use my iPhone as a remote. Also has voice commands. Says it is waterproof down to 33' without a special case. If I want to go deeper, then I need to get the waterproof case. If I ever do any under water photography, I can't imagine going that deep. Right now, besides learning how to use the thing, I need to get something to mount it on the boat. Then all I need to do is catch some fish so I have something to video tape.
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Post by fender66 » 30 Oct 2017, 09:02

Go to Amazon and buy an accessory kit. They are VERY cheap. I bought 2 for under $15 each.
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Post by -CN- » 31 Oct 2017, 11:49

Action cameras of some sort are very popular and well utilized in my other (former) hobby of racing motorcycles. 90% of riders with cameras use GoPros. Any of the other cameras seem to have flaws that become evident when they are abused. You have any idea the vibration you get from a motorcycle running at redline? Or the impact they take when a motorcycle crashes? The GoPros generally keep running with a clear picture and captures the action. I don't use mine much anymore, though I've had it for about 8 years. I just have a Hero2 with none of the fancy features. I use it more often in the boat in its waterproof case mounted to my landing net. I may start using it on ATV trips. If I was really into making videos like I used to be in my racing days, I would certainly get one of the newer GoPros. They actually do have a built-in screen on them now to make them simpler to operate, and are waterproof without a case. If you can afford one, get one of the newer GoPros. I bet those "cheaper" cameras that are being talked about are somewhat equal to the older GoPros, but I'm not familiar with any of them being up to par with the latest that GoPro has to offer. This just goes to show though too that while they will last a long time, they become outdated rather quickly. So maybe a top-of-the-line one is not a good investment over the inexpensive ones.
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Post by LDUBS » 31 Oct 2017, 15:06

fender66 wrote:Go to Amazon and buy an accessory kit. They are VERY cheap. I bought 2 for under $15 each.
This turned out to be a very good recommendation. Thanks for pointing this out.
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Post by fender66 » 31 Oct 2017, 15:14

LDUBS wrote:
fender66 wrote:Go to Amazon and buy an accessory kit. They are VERY cheap. I bought 2 for under $15 each.
This turned out to be a very good recommendation. Thanks for pointing this out.
You bet. We here at TinBoats, Aim to Please! :LOL2:
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