Basically being a sporting person, taking part in watersports, motorsports, snow sports, bicycling and alike, I’ve found awesome pleasure in utilizing sports cameras through the years to record dozens of brilliant experiences. Whether it’s on the water or along the side of a mountain there’s always that important defining moment you imagine, this will be spectacular to record on video. The progress in sports cameras over the last two years are making it easier and more reasonable to shoot a lot of these grand opportunities.
My sports camera interest started off using a reliable good old VIO POV standard definition helmet camera. These cameras were definitely remarkable. Water-proof, tough and functional. An SD card in addition to a couple of AA batteries and you could very well record for several hours. Next we moved onto the ContourHD. A massive step-up directly into the world of Full HD personal video filming because of this amazing modest camera, however I actually learned the hard way, that water and digital cameras do not play well together. With that being said, I continue to have a ContourHD even today, and it’s really a trusty little gadget.
Consequently came along the purchase of my first GoPro camera. A strange looking compact thing that was cumbersome to attach in certain situations, if compared to the Contour, nevertheless in other places it could actually capture some excellent video footage. Utilised in conjunction with my ContourHD and ContourGPS video camera, my GoPro HD HERO kit eventually enjoyed a GoPro 960 as a companion, then not too long afterwards an additional HD HERO was included in the gathering. Numerous digital video cameras indeed take some editing, but the truth is, you will usually get some stunning video footage making use of a kit of about three of more cameras.
Next in line was a GoPro HD HERO2. What a brilliant little unit. 11 megapixel photos, time lapse images right down to 0.5 second and never forgetting the enhanced video caliber of this HD HERO2. What potential this unique product from GoPro had. This has been a game changer in my opinion, because I had only really used my GoPro’s for video. Whilst the traditional GoPro HD HERO could actually acquire photographs, this specific functionality had never seriously interested me personally. However, the 0.5second timelapse setting supplied numerous potentially awesome photographic possibilities inside the high action sporting activities from which I partake.
Well, needless to say, I have given the really good and also the not so ideal a go to date. I have left out my numerous assessments of less expensive copies looking for a bargain small camera. Subsequently after throwing away a huge amount of time and money on bargain-priced imports, I have made the decision, it’s best to play with the video cameras produced by the real players. GoPro being the largest of them all and generally seems to hit the mark with innovative and hassle free cameras.