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Which GoPro?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by low&slow, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. low&slow

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    Hello all,
    Which GoPro is best, and what settings? I have a hero 2 and like 720/60fps. Would it be worth it to upgrade to a 3 or 4?
    Phantom 1.1.1 will be arriving tomorrow! Hopefully.
     
  2. Ash

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    Hi. My personal choice is the 4 silver simply because the rear lcd display is priceless. The 4 black will give you better settings for example 4k at 30fps

    I believe the latest models will always give you more, more features and settings. My old 3+ black would give 720 at 120 fps. I would go for the 4 black or silver, just a point I should make is that the 4 black doesn't have a rear lcd. I think the upgrade would be worth it, certainly better image quality from the 3 and 4 series. Thanks
     
  3. low&slow

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    Thanks Ash. I use the hero 2 for scuba diving mostly. The hero 4 does come with a underwater case, so I would be all set for that. I guess it is time for a upgrade. I just hope the phantom doesn't fly away with my new scuba toy.
    I will get the silver. Any thoughts on settings for flying?

    On a side note, they had Nick Woodman on CNBC last week. It sounds like GoPro is buying DJI. I'll bet next year they come out with a phantom 3 with a GoPro 5 on it. If that happens I would want to upgrade again. Then I would have 3 GoPros (I have the hero also), and 2 phantoms and a very unhappy wife.
     
  4. steele9999

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    I've got a Phantom v1.1 and a Phantom 2 Vision + Even though a new GoPro will give you better quality and features, having a gimbal is essential for video stability. Also, having FPV to have some control over composing your shots makes a big difference.

    Here are two videos I shot with similar subjects.

    Phantom v1.1 GoPro 3 Black No gimbal or FPV: http://youtu.be/7GIOzdNG2UE

    Phantom 2 Vision + (Gimbal and FPV): http://youtu.be/NimU7SkOQVU
     
  5. Ash

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    Hi. I am a little familiar with some cameras. The Gopro and aerial video is new to me. I am quite happy at 1080p 60 fps using medium view. My reason for using medium view is: I fear the Phantoms legs will get into the video. Try out a few settings. For use without the phantom I would use superview.

    As stated by the above poster a gimbal would be a definite purchase also. Be very careful with flyaways, I lost my Gopro hero 3+ black, tx, battery fortunately I managed to save my gimbal....just! You will enjoy the 4 silver great little cam
     
  6. low&slow

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    Thanks for helping me out steele9999, and Ash for the settings.
    I can't get the vision + for $1300, but I could send the 1.1.1 back, and have them send me a vision for $800. phantom 1 plus GoPro 4 = $900. Anybody want to chime in with a "if it were me" post?