Which GoPro should I get?

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  1. cbarnard7

    cbarnard7 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi All-

    I'm looking into getting a GoPro. I'll mostly be using it for hiking/mountain biking/kayaking and some other adventure stuff.

    I've been looking around online and getting confused:

    First off, there's the Hero 3 and Hero 3+. The Hero 3+ only seems to come in the Silver/Black versions, and is it worth the extra $$?

    Then, there are the three different versions: White/Silver/Black

    Is each upgrade really worth the extra $100 (White $199/Silver $299/Black $399)

    Anybody have experience with these things that can fill me in?


     
  2. JimMcClain

    JimMcClain No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm prob'ly not the best one to answer this, but I did a lot of research before I bought mine. The Hero 3+ is the latest version. Black is their top of the line and it had a couple qualities or features that were enough better than the other 2 versions that made it worth the price to me. And yes, the 3+ comes in white, silver or black. You can actually view the 3 in side-by-side comparisons on their site: GoPro Official Website: The World's Most Versatile Camera Click the Compare Cameras link in the lower-left corner, before you scroll down.

    Jim
     
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    HitenNainaney No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The difference between these is more megapixels and lastly the black edition comes with a remote control and wifi.

    I've got the black edition myself, and the only 2 reasons were convenience and convenience. It comes in handy when you've got a couple of go pros which you need to activate remotely.

    Also, the 30fps burst was a good feature. not that i've ever used it, but its good to have for if you ever need it.
     
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    cbarnard7 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the info, guys! Anyone else have either the White or Silver that can chime in?
     
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    I have had a Hero 3 silver in the past and wasn't all that pleased with it. Granted, I had it before I even had a DSLR and knew the aspects of photography. I just wanted one because of how convenient they are. I ended up selling the Silver and buying a DSLR. Having my D7000 for a while I began to learn a lot about taking pictures/videos. I recently bought a refurbished Hero 3 Black from GoPro for $265 plus shipping and I have never been happier. Why not get a Hero 3 black for less than a Silver? I have not had any experience with the Hero 3+ but from what I've heard the differences between the 3 and 3+ aren't tremendous.

    Here's the link to the refurbished Hero 3: http://gopro.com/cameras/refurbished-hero3-black-edition
     
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    IronMaskDuval No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I hate go pro. They all suck.

    Go with one of these. Quality.

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    The big issue for me was the higher frame rates the black and silver have (specifically 120fps). I film all the time in the Blacks 960p/100fps mode because i love the buttery smooth affect it creates. The silver can do 720p/120fps but the higher resolution on the Black is worth it (imho). Plus the black comes with the remote control.. which is nifty.

    The refurb black is a screaming deal..
     
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    Are the goPro's really worth the money? I highly doubt it....look for a used one!
     
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    ronlane What's next? Supporting Member

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    The megapixels and burst rate seem to be the difference. Are they worth the $100 price difference? That's up to you but basically it's $100 per extra 5 megapixels. (5, 10 or 15mps)
     
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    Yes and then some.
     
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    Here is what i do with my gopro..

    1. 4 wheeling down in Moab Utah..
    2. Snowboarding
    3. Snowmobiling
    4. Recording my kids sports games/practices for the coaches (stick it on a tripod.. nice wide angle view)
    5. Fly it around on my Quadcopter
    6. Strap it to my English Bulldog
    7. and more.. (sledding, ice skating, hiking.. etc).

    I guess if you just sit on the couch then its not worth the money :)
     
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    I think the best one now is Hero 3+



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