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post #1 of 2 Old 03-14-2019, 04:30 PM Thread Starter

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GoPro Guide—What You Need To Know (And Some Are On Sale)

In recent years, GoPro cameras have become a car enthusiast’s dream. Whether you’re a track day enthusiast or simply like attending car shows, a GoPro is the perfect compact device to capture all the action. With a GoPro, you can relive your lap around the track or share it quickly with the world to see, which also comes in handy if you’re looking to cut a few seconds from your lap time.

If you’ve never purchased a GoPro before, or even a digital camera/video recorder, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all the features and specifications each model has to offer. Luckily, GoPro isn’t one of those brands that have a huge lineup of options. Instead, the company currently offers four models, which makes it easy to compare and choose the right one for you.

In the article below, we break down all the different GoPro models currently available in hopes of simplifying your purchasing experience. We’ll take a look at the HERO7 lineup (Black, Silver, and White) as well as the top-of-the-line Fusion camera.



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post #2 of 2 Old 03-15-2019, 06:35 PM
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I have a hero 7 black, got it right when they came out last year and it instantly became my new favorite camera. The hypersmooth digital stabilization is really, really good. Sure, not quite as good as a gimbal BUT infinitely more durable and easy to carry around, with almost as much benefit. The hero 7 is a tough cookie, surviving multiple crashes this year skiing without a scratch. Waterproof. If I crashed on skiis with some kind of gimbal it would likely snap its neck right off. Not sure if I have ever seen a waterproof gimbal either. But you can get close to that kind of smoothness in a tough, compact package that pockets easily with the hero 7 black.

Note, only the "black" has the hypersmooth feature AFAIK so the rest of their cheaper cameras are great but just regular digital stabilization. If you are going any kind of hand-held recording whatsoever the hypersmooth is worth the extra cost. For a fixed mount on a windshield or something then maybe not necessary, but very likely at some point you will want to record by hand or with a helmet mount right?

The battery life is the only thing, and this is for all gopro cameras as well as most of their competitors, its just hard to fit a long life battery into these small packages. I bought three extra batteries (they are cheap enough) and the dual bank charger and now I always have plenty of battery to record way more than I will ever find time to edit.

I would recommend the hero 7 black to anyone who is in the market for a solid, tough, easy to use camera for adventures and sports. Now if only I could find more time to edit video... I'd share ya an example. Haven't processed my ski footage for the year yet.
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