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 Post subject: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:56 am 
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Well I'm glad I didn't rush out and buy a GoPro 2 the other week as the GoPro 3 has just been released.

I'm unsure if I should buy the GoPro 3 or get a GoPro 2 cheaper than what I was going to pay. I see the GoPro 3 comes with the wi-fi built in which is a better idea.

http://gopro.com/hd-hero3-cameras


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:58 am 
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Save that extra cash for bike upgrades or replacements?

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:18 am 
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The wifi bit takes away its achillies heal as now you can set up the angles prior to getting home

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:22 am 
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Sarpullido wrote:
Save that extra cash for bike upgrades or replacements?

Nah, will just have to deal with those replacement parts when they crop up.


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:23 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:
the wifi bit takes away its achillies heal as now you can set up the angles prior to getting home

That bit is worth about £60 on it's own isn't it.


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:23 am 
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OK now with the WiFi bit, that makes a viable option for a xmas present for myself?

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:24 am 
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VW-surfbum wrote:
OK now with the WiFi bit, that makes a viable option for a xmas present for myself?

I'm just trying to decide which edition to buy.


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:49 am 
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Hmmmm, i can see the attraction of the wifi. Thats it really!
the original gopro had a 5mp camera, and the 2 has 11mp. The 3 has a whopping extra 1mp :wtf: REALLY!!
Is it worth it :think: I have the gp2 BUT if i was going to buy a newer camera it would be the contour. As the gp3 really dose not have that much extra to offer.

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:53 am 
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MuZzA wrote:
hmmmm, i can see the attraction of the wifi. Thats it really!
the original gopro had a 5mp camera, and the 2 has 11mp. The 3 has a whopping extra 1mp :wtf: REALLY!!
Is it worth it :think: I have the gp2 BUT if i was going to buy a newer camera it would be the contour. As the gp3 really dose not have that much extra to offer.

MuZzA :high5:

I've not really looked into the contour cameras.

I was going to buy a brand new GoPro 2 but I think the GoPro 3 is about the same price. Will have a look at the Contour as well.


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:54 am 
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Looks very prosumer this one - Professional 4k Cinema 12 fps / 2.7k cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps

960p @ 100 fps is very cool. You will need a big fast memory card for some of that stuff. I got through 32gb in 5 days holiday this year.

$399 which will be £325-350 minimum over here. A lot more than you can get 2s for currently (£200)


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:55 am 
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MuZzA wrote:
hmmmm, i can see the attraction of the wifi. Thats it really!
the original gopro had a 5mp camera, and the 2 has 11mp. The 3 has a whopping extra 1mp :wtf: REALLY!!
Is it worth it :think: I have the gp2 BUT if i was going to buy a newer camera it would be the contour. As the gp3 really dose not have that much extra to offer.

MuZzA :high5:


wtf?

GoPro HD Hero 3 White Edition
The White Edition looks to be an upgraded HD Hero 1 Camera that includes WiFi, a new flat underwater dive lens and the new, thinner profile. Available 10/21/12.
$199 MSRP
1080p/30fps, 960p/30fps, 720p/60fps
5MP photos
Up to 3 shots per second in photo burst mode
WiFi built in
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)
GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition


The Silver Edition is basically an updated HD Hero 2 camera with WiFi built in, the thinner size and and improved housing. Available 10/21/12.
$299 MSRP
1080p/30fps, 960p/48fps, 720p/60fps
11MP photos
Up to 10 shots per second in photo burst mode
WiFi built in
Protune and White Balance
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)


GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition
This is where things get really interesting. The Black Edition uses brand new technology and boasts some incredible settings, including 60 frames per second at 1080p and 120fps at 720p. Available mid to late November.
$399 MSRP
4K/15, 2.7K/30, 1440p/48fps, 1080p/60fps, 960p/100fps, 720p/120fps
12MP photos
New photo burst modes with up to 30 shots per second
WiFi built in
Remote Control Included ($79.95 otherwise)
Protune, White Balance, Continuous Photo, and Picture in Video capabilities
Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)

those specs put it way over the old model

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:02 am 
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This is bad ass - Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.

I think with the amount of stuff they have thrown in including the remote its good value even at £350

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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:04 am 
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Will the new profile mean the old cases dont work?


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:04 am 
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Actually, looking at the videos on the GoPro website, the White is the same at the HD Hero, the Silver is the same as the HD Hero 2, the the black is the new HD Hero 3.

The bonus is they all have wi-fi built in. The Black is too much money so the silver would prob be the one I'd go for.


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 Post subject: Re: GoPro 3
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am 
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Hopefully this means more kick ass videos for the site ;)


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