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go pro hero 3 VS vision plus camera

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by sheldrake, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. sheldrake

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    does anybody know which camera is better quality? The go pro hero 3 or the builtin camera on the vision + ?
     
  2. CRankin

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    I think that most will tell you the Hero 3 will be better... But I'd also suggest that we all take a moment to consider the user's specific needs.

    For instance, if the one and only concern is around initial picture quality without performing any edits, then I'd say that the Hero 3 wins hands-down. But that's only one aspect to look at here. When using a GoPro on a Phantom 2, you'll lose the ability to control various camera settings while in the air (like ISO, white balance, etc.). You'll also lose the ability to control exactly when a picture is taken. For some (myself included) some of these features may be worth the trade-off in initial picture quality and additional time spent "fiddling" with photos to get them "just right". It's a matter of personal preference.

    If, however, your intent is primarily to use the platform for video quality, I'd probably tell you to go with the Hero 3 setup "hands down". The Vision+ is a great RTF platform if your focus is on aerial photography, but it's not nearly as good as a Hero 3 (or Hero3+) when it comes to video.

    So, at the end of the day, I think it all comes down to priorities, trade-offs, and compromises, mixed with primary intended use.
     
  3. CarlJ

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    Hit the nail right on the head.