Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

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Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:42 am

I have no idea about quality, but it's quite a bit cheaper than a Go Pro if anyone was wanting one....(keep in mind, this is a "Woot Off", so if you're not familiar with Woot.com, the camera will only be available for a very short time (maybe an hour or so)

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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:09 am

I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:29 am

Anyone have any experience with this camera?
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby t_baker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:30 am

Botiz630 wrote:Anyone have any experience with this camera?


Yeah no joke. I am interested also. Just dont want junk.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:33 am

ScaupHunter wrote:I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.


It's shrewd marketing. Same reason Yeti coolers are so popular. Go Pros and Yetis are one of many options in their respective arenas, the teams behind them have just done a much better job of convincing us they're the best.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby whistlin_wings » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:49 am

I read some reviews and the common complaint was the sound quality wasn't as great but I plan to mix heavy metal into all my hunt videos anyways so sound isn't relevant and it is very picky about SD cards. If you put in the wrong one it will automatically freeze or you will get an error on your computer when you try to upload.

Also watched 3 videos on youtube of the comparison. Noticeable difference in the picture clarity, depth, and quality between the 2 but it's also $40 vs $200-$300 and 720 vs 1080.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:02 am

What camera was it?

I got this one from there, if this is it, don't waste your money. Worthless in low light, makes birds look even further away than gopro's. I used my iphone and got better footage.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:06 am

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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby trowlan1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:17 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.


It's shrewd marketing. Same reason Yeti coolers are so popular. Go Pros and Yetis are one of many options in their respective arenas, the teams behind them have just done a much better job of convincing us they're the best.


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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby greenster » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:03 pm

The only thing close to the GO PRO is the sony. Go Pro is the best at what it does and the accessories make it even better.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby whistlin_wings » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:43 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.


It's shrewd marketing. Same reason Yeti coolers are so popular. Go Pros and Yetis are one of many options in their respective arenas, the teams behind them have just done a much better job of convincing us they're the best.

What if I were to tell you that DHC was the yeti equivalent of duck forums and places like WFF were the igloos?
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:04 pm

whistlin_wings wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.


It's shrewd marketing. Same reason Yeti coolers are so popular. Go Pros and Yetis are one of many options in their respective arenas, the teams behind them have just done a much better job of convincing us they're the best.

What if I were to tell you that DHC was the yeti equivalent of duck forums and places like WFF were the igloos?


You have to do more than tell me, you have to convince me. That's the magic.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby whistlin_wings » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:14 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:I don't underand the Go Pro Craze. There are plenty of waterproof cameras with video capability that is as good out there. A buddy I hunt with has been taking underwater and rainy day videos of our hunts and fishing catches for several years with a less expensive camera.


It's shrewd marketing. Same reason Yeti coolers are so popular. Go Pros and Yetis are one of many options in their respective arenas, the teams behind them have just done a much better job of convincing us they're the best.

What if I were to tell you that DHC was the yeti equivalent of duck forums and places like WFF were the igloos?


You have to do more than tell me, you have to convince me. That's the magic.

No I'm telling you that it is the equivalent. I wasn't giving you a hypothetical. What's even worse is you're a mod, that's the same as being Yeti pro staff.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby Botiz630 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:31 pm

No magic.
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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby whistlin_wings » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:01 pm

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Re: Possibly an inexpensive Go-Pro alternative?

Postby aunt betty » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

A cheap video camera is a cheap video camera. The GO-PRO is...a cheap video camera. What makes it better than any other CHEAP video camera is the ACCESSORIES. Take away the helmet holder,dogcam holder, and all the gimmicks that go with it and you got...a cheap video camera.

This video was shot with...a cheap still camera that has a video function. Tell me exactly how a Go-pro is better than this.
I shot the footage with a Fujifilm FINEPIX T. A cheap camera...

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