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Old 28 May 2013, 10:05   #1
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Which edition should I get? Is there much difference between them other than price?

What versions do you lot have?
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Which edition should I get? Is there much difference between them other than price?

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If you go on the GoPro website you'll get the detail of the differences. Generally, more features, higher definition, more cost. Decide whether you need the features and the nth degree of quality.

Some of the features are aimed at multi-camera professionals where remote triggering, WiFi tie up to a supported phone, HD slo-mo and broadcast quality are important. You might not need these ;-)

On the other hand ...
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If you go on the GoPro website you'll get the detail of the differences. Generally, more features, higher definition, more cost. Decide whether you need the features and the nth degree of quality.

Some of the features are aimed at multi-camera professionals where remote triggering, WiFi tie up to a supported phone, HD slo-mo and broadcast quality are important. You might not need these ;-)

On the other hand ...
I have the Hero 2 and Hero Black edition as suggested above you can compare them on their website.

To be honest when you upload onto you tube you do loose some of the quality and they look very similar. The latest models including the black edition are smaller and has higher pixels for photos but a normal camera would work for stills and leave the go pro attached just for video.
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Thanks I had a look on the go pro site and was thinking of getting the silver but then realised the smart phone app is with the black and the Black is a higher spec with more Mega pixels but if those features warrent the additional cost for me .. cost difference is a tank of fuel
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Thanks I had a look on the go pro site and was thinking of getting the silver but then realised the smart phone app is with the black and the Black is a higher spec with more Mega pixels but if those features warrent the additional cost for me .. cost difference is a tank of fuel
I had a go of the smart phone app on the android and it zaps the go pro battery not used it again. Highly recommend getting two batteries for it as the higher quality footage and smaller design does eat the battery power
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The Black comes with in-built WiFi used to connect the remote or a smart phone (through the app.) If you can do without those then you can probably do without the Black.

I mount the camera on top of the A frame and find remote firing/settings adjustment useful ... but it does mean leaving the WiFi ON to do this and you can't remotely turn WiFi OFF. You can remotely turn the camera OFF though. You pays your money ... etc etc

Second battery/battery bac pac useful
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From what I can make out from the website all the latest GoPro 3 models support wifi & the phone app - not just the Black edition
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I had a go of the smart phone app on the android and it zaps the go pro battery not used it again. Highly recommend getting two batteries for it as the higher quality footage and smaller design does eat the battery power
Interesting I believe another user on Sunday Round IOW had the same issue , battery crashed using the smart phone app. I have the hero2 with double battery pack and it seems to run at least 4 hrs. I have a recent short vid I did on the camera showing here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater
On the Aframe set it up and then turned it on near St Catherine Point
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Yeah I do the same go pro 2 with battery pack on the aframe and twist it round for rear shots. Over the winter I have used the go pro 3 on the gecko which works really well and is a nice change from a static film. Sunday was too nice and wasn't worth the gesting to wear it so I used the motorsport suction mount on the front of the console reviewed footage last night and has really bad wobble (or as the US call it gello) won't be doing that again
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Yeah I do the same go pro 2 with battery pack on the aframe and twist it round for rear shots. Over the winter I have used the go pro 3 on the gecko which works really well and is a nice change from a static film. Sunday was too nice and wasn't worth the gesting to wear it so I used the motorsport suction mount on the front of the console reviewed footage last night and has really bad wobble (or as the US call it gello) won't be doing that again
AJ do you trust the suction pad on your helmet
Or have you fixed it by other means
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