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Latest technology or "keeping up with the Joneses?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CyberVet65, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. CyberVet65

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    Is the GoPro Hero 3 that good? Why does no one use the Hero 2 or Hero 1? Is the video stream so bad? I know that some folks require extreme video quality, but for us guys that just wanna get some overhead stuff will the Hero 2 or 1 be sufficient?
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  2. ElGuano

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    I haven't seen hero 1 footage but the hero 2 HD is great, it's fine for a lot of shooting. In fact, most hero 3 models use the same sensor as the 2. The hero 3 has more modes, resolutions and speeds, more support for raw formats, and the black editions have a better sensor for increased low light performance. The thing is, most gimbals and mounts for the phantom only support the hero3 because that's the current version.
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    Hero3 is also lighter and smaller.
     
  4. CyberVet65

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    Thanks for the replies. I have looked on line for comparisons but they are difficult to locate.