Action Cam Recommendations/reviews?

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Action Cam Recommendations/reviews?

Post by philbous » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:11 pm

I am in the market to buy a new action cam. I am have two options: First, to buy an action cam to mount on the shotgun. Second, to buy a cam to mount on head or chest. I guess it boils down to what do you want to capture. I do a lot of upland hunting and i want to capture my dog pointing and shooting at the same time.

I am thinking of buying GOPRO Hero2 outdoors. In the package you will get a head mount but it does not include shotgun mount. I like this camera because it can take wide angle pictures or videos.

Do you have any recommendations or ratings or.....

Thanks a lot.

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Post by philbous » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:59 pm

I found the following information.

When it comes to video quality, Sony AS15 ($499) is the worst performer with low resolution. GoPro Hero outdoor edition ($299) is number one and Contour+2 ($399) came second.

Good luck...

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Re: Action Cam Recommendations/reviews?

Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:58 pm

I want to mount one on my dogs. I think that would be cool.

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Post by HUNT 24/7 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:48 pm

I use a GoPro Hero 2 in my videos I've posted on here. I really like the quality of the video & with the head mount It's pretty much looking down the barrel, plus if it were mounted on your gun you would be filming the ground a lot or would have to aim your gun at the dog to see the point. With it on your head you get the best of both worlds, you go home & watch what you just experienced, the dog on point, the flush & the shot/kill.

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Post by Rawhide » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:00 pm

I love my GoPro Hero3. Used it on vacation snorkeling and it was awesome. They now have a mount for dogs. Can't wait to try it on my GSP

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Post by ACooper » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:44 pm

I've always heard the Go Pro battery life is the worst in the industry. Any truth to that?

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Post by Carolina Gundogs » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:31 pm

Andy, seems like I remember the battery in mine going dead after a couple of hours of recording. I purchased a couple of additional batteries off of ebay so it wasn't a big deal.

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Post by HUNT 24/7 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:46 pm

ACooper wrote:I've always heard the Go Pro battery life is the worst in the industry. Any truth to that?
Small camera = small battery = short battery life. Not sure if it's the worst, but it's not great. Batteries aren't very expensive & its easy to put a fresh one in.

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Post by hi-tailyn » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:07 pm

Is there big advantage of getting Black over the silver or white models? 3 over the older 2 models?
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Post by Carolina Gundogs » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:43 am

With each new model, the resolution is increased as well as the features. I use a HD Hero 2. It meets my needs so I will not rush out and buy the newer Hero 3. I was recently at Sam's Club and they had a good price on the newer model.

With the different colors, I have looked at the specs in the past and a small difference may be there. In some cases, different style mounting brackets may be included with certain models.

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Post by HUNT 24/7 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:47 pm

hi-tailyn wrote:Is there big advantage of getting Black over the silver or white models? 3 over the older 2 models?
Just bought the black edition today, anyone want to buy a Hero 2??? Lol!
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Post by P&PGunsmith » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:16 am

i am in the market. Anyone look at the spypoint?
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Post by HUNT 24/7 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:34 am

P&PGunsmith wrote:i am in the market. Anyone look at the spypoint?
A friend of mine had one, he didn't have any luck with it at all. But that's only 1…

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