Shameful, shameful marketing ploy...but its worked! I dont need one, but I sure as hell want one.
New GoPro Hero3: just in time for Christmas :)
Aren't Sony & JVC getting in on the act?
I'd be interested to see how they compare given their experience in the camcorder market.
I went and had a look at the Sony and there's some footage versus the GoPro2. The Sony looked sharper, but also very over-sharpened. The actual detail available wasn't much better. Colour balance was better though. Much better.
I bet they will not last another 5 years once the far east companies get a sniff of the market.
Possibly, they're a similar price to LED lights 2-3 years back before everyone said f*** it and bough P7 torches or MJ-808's and the market seems to have responded with falling prices, and there's those MD08's everyone bought for £14 show similar could happenw ith cameras.
The analogy falls down becasue a £400 light is still just a gloryfied maglite and a factory in china could make them with little or no R&D as long as it worked and was cheep which was easy as everything apart from the case was off the shelf bits. A camera on the other hand is far more complicated, probably requiring far more R&D. But then the go-pro is still a cheep spec camera, no zoom, no focusing (that i know of). I've got bottom of the range compacts from 10 years ago that beat it in every way apart from resolution, waterproofness and mounts.
Just depends how big the market actualy is.
I've got bottom of the range compacts from 10 years ago that beat it in every way apart from resolution, waterproofness and mounts.
Don't forget image quality, sharpness, speed, functions, size, weight, battery life, robustness, compatibility, storage capacity, audio.
But apart from that, what have
the RomansGoPro ever done for us, eh?
The main thing for me would be usability - as broadly speaking most decent products have got image quality pretty sorted.
I got a Veho Muvi thing as a present & it is ridiculously unusable. The mounts are all rubbish and cost a lot, plus for some of them (chest harness for example) you also need to buy the handlebar mount to get the little clip that fits the camera to the chest mount. They don't include it in the chest mount kit.
Then when u get it mounted, the button is very fiddly & there's no confirmation if it has started recording or not apart from a small light that you can't see if it's mounted on your helmet. And it goes into standby after two mins, so to wake it you have to press the same button you use to record, but now you end up with two instances of 'did I press that hard enough?'...
so, yeah for me usability would be pretty key, although not sure anyone wants to see me mincing around CyB, to be honest...
Say hello to buffering.
Buy new laptop
Buy faster broadband
Wish they'd spend some profit on sensors. The MTB bit in that vid looks poor in comparison because it's under the trees not in the perfect light of a snowy mountain.
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