What's the best GoPro Camera?

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    I always see in YouTube Videos they say "shot with a GoPro"

    so there are many GoPro cameras and I've never used anything but a mobile phone to shoot videos.

    So which one should I get?

    I don't know the difference between any of them, I see there are Heros and Sessions :rolleyes:
     
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    I know my share about GoPro's.
    • What will your main activity be?
    • What will you be filming?
    • How often will you be using it?
    • Do you need to evaluate your videos after recording?
    • Do you film long periods of time?
    • What video recording resolution your minimum?
    • How many frames do you need? 30, 60, etc.
    Answer these questions and anyone can help you find the appropriate GoPro :cool:
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Main Activity: just casual video shooting from time to time, it would be nice if I can shoot nice stills in HDR mode as well, like I would like to maybe make a review of a car and take photos of it
    What will j00 be shooting? PC Tutorials, videos of my little daughter, maybe my car once in a while
    How often will j00 be using it? Once a week I guess
    do I need to evaluate my videos after recording? Maybe, I have no knowledge of video editing, the max I've done is to rotate a video in Nero Video
    Do I need to record for long periods of time? Maybe 30 mins max per video
    Recording resolution: 1080P
    Frames per second? 60 FPS is a must

    I also want it to have good video stabilization

    Thanks
     
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    Hero+ or Hero session.


    The Hero+ is great, the Hero session is just my personal favorite.

    The Hero session is simple and has great features



    and the CNET review has great pictures of the device (https://www.cnet.com/products/gopro-hero4-session/).



    With all of that said, the Hero+ will fit you nicely if you just want a simple GoPro and nothing fancy or advanced to achieve all of your goals.

    However, I would also recommend a battery pack for any portable video recording device.
     
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  5. Dr@gon

    Dr@gon Notebook Enthusiast

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    I love my Hero4 GoPro. It's primarily for videos in rough or physically extrenous activities. I find it awesome thats it built to last and is durable. I used it when I was wading through rivers, beaches, hiking, and even biking. It's small enough that you can get a clip and clip it somewhere on yourself and it's simple that you can easily pick it up. Now, if you are going for pictures, it's not really designed for that.
     
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    Entionz Notebook Consultant

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    Based on what you're looking for, I'd say go with the Hero 4 Black or the Hero 4 Silver. Both will do 1080p @ 60 fps. The silver doesn't do 4k @ 30 fps like the black, but does have a user friendly touchscreen. I'd stay away from the 5 models due to audio issues; I see the usb-c mic adapter come loose enough to interrupt audio in many videos whereas the 4's standard mic jack has no quality issues and needs no adapter. :)
     
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