GoPro 6

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Justin Selig, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Justin Selig

    Justin Selig Lurker

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    Recently purchased the GoPro 6 and was wondering if anyone had any information regarding its visual performance while chasing and if it does well in low light conditions?


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  2. Marc R. O'Leary

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    May want to do a google search on GoPro's current business plans. Rumors are they're not long for this world. They've been so deeply undercut by cheap chinese knockoffs that perform just as well that they're hemorrhaging cash.

    I was thinking about buying one as my cheap chinese knockoff has some bad habits or overwriting my footage (resolved by using a smaller capacity card), but to pay $500 for a gopro or buy 10 knockoffs for that same price is an easy decision.

    So while I can't give you any information about a GP's lowlight performance, I can say think about other options while you're shopping.
     
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    Do you have a few examples? I am thinking about another GP myself and would like to hear the other options too. Thanks
     
  4. Alex Elmore

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    I've been using a GoPro 4 silver for 2 years now and have been pretty satisfied with my purchase. I can't say I've personally used in much in low-light situations or at night, but I was partially persuaded to buy it because I had a friend who showed me a couple stills and time lapses he had taken at night with his GoPro 4, and I was impressed by its performance for what it was. I use mine for easy and quick time lapses of storms and sunsets. You're not going to get DSLR or higher-end camcorder-quality footage in every situation, but it gets the job done. This is all being said assuming the GoPro 6 outperforms the GoPro 4, which I would imagine and hope it would.

    I can't comment much on other manufacturer's action cameras, but I did shop around a little when I was looking to purchase one 2 years ago. I ultimately felt that most of the time you pay for what you get, so I didn't mind paying a little more for a GoPro vs. a knockoff. So far, so good.
     
  5. Dan Robinson

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    Overseas clones of electronics can be risky. I have no experience with knockoff action cameras, but in the dashcam market, the price ratio between knockoffs and brands was similar to the GoPros ($30-$50 for a Chinese dashcam as opposed to $100-$200 for a reputable name brand). The knockoffs were prone to corrupted memory cards, DIAs and especially total failure after a few months (too late to return). You can get a good idea of how bad any camera is by the quantity and content of negative Amazon reviews.
     
  6. Marc R. O'Leary

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    I've only had one failure of my knockoff, and it was because (as I learned by later reading the instructions - derp) I had put in too large of a memory card, which caused the camera to start loop recording by default. Oh...and I guess battery life is pretty terrible, but wasabi batteries to the rescue. I dont know how long a gopro battery lasts when run continuously.

    My main point to my above statement was that gopro is having business issues, so does one want to purchase a high end product from a faltering company?

    I've heard good things about Sony's action cams, but no personal experience with those either. They're also in GoPro's price point.
     

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