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    Camera choices.

    Would like to have a video camera for my new pugs. Looked at the Go pros. Any suggestions on cameras? And sites to buy? Thanks!

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    Thats what I have. Go Pro-3. Works great but I never tried any others so I can't compare.

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    should be some good prices on Contour now

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    I like GoPro because of all the different mounts you can get for it. I am ignorant however when it comes to comparisons to other brands
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    look on amazon... for $50 US you can get a bunch of knock off gopros... they may only film at 720p but hey save 250 and put that towards bike parts

    Polaroid has one and i got one from Emerson and it works great for paintball and biking

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    Using a ContourGPS for a year and a half now, pretty happy with it.
    Also, check out: Sony Action Cam Wearable Camcorder with Built-In Wi-Fi - Free Shipping at REI.com
    According to a few Youtube reviews, has sharper vids and cheaper than GoPro
    and Contour+.

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    Based on this comparison between Go-Pro Hero 3, Contour+2, Sony Action Cam and the Drift Ghost, I'd say Sony or Go-Pro for image quality. Honestly don't understand why Go-Pro keeps putting their great little cam into a silly box. Mounted to the helmet a rider looks like a freaking Teletubbie on two wheels. I have a Replay XD1080 for size and shape, but it doesn't achieve the image sharpness of a Sony or Go-Pro.

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    POV HD Digital Helmet Cameras :: V.I.O.

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    GoPro 3 Silver is what I recommend.. and I've had.. and tried heaps.. and also made about 200 vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Honestly don't understand why Go-Pro keeps putting their great little cam into a silly box. Mounted to the helmet a rider looks like a freaking Teletubbie on two wheels.
    ^ what he said
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    Quote Originally Posted by collideous View Post
    Mounted to the helmet a rider looks like a freaking Teletubbie on two wheels.
    Probably the worst place to mount the cam for angle and field of view ... GoPro has so many mounts available why would you mount it on your helmet

    OP check out this site for some more advanced reviews on these cams

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    Plenty of video cam reviews right here on MTBR, too.

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    I am thinking Sony myself, the image stabilisation is epic.

    Ride down a really rough trail at high speed and it looks like your on smooth Tarmac!!

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    If Huffy made an airplane, would you fly in it?

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    Camera choices.

    With contour going under, I'd say it's a bad time to buy from them...

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    I've been really happy with my Gopro, it works perfect, stock mounts kind of suck for biking, but K-Edge mounts work great. The battery seems to last about 2 hours in freezing conditions.

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    Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful. Between the Sony action cam and Go Pro right now.

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    I like the chest mount best for GoPro. Or certain locations on the bike. I really dislike watching videos where the can is mounted on the helmet. No sense of speed or terrain.
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    Ive had the Hero2 then got the Hero3 black as soon as it was released, they are a great camera with the best quality video available amongst the sport cams. Agree with the tellytubby look though

    You can really go wrong with any of them, the gopro has some good features but other have great features that the gopro doesn't. The image stabilizer is one that springs to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    I like the chest mount best for GoPro. Or certain locations on the bike. I really dislike watching videos where the can is mounted on the helmet. No sense of speed or terrain.
    To me, chest mount looks like a video shooter game with the riders arms in the image all the while. Personal preference
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    @wetpaint..... What do you use to get the fancy extra display?? Are these add on's for the go pro?

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    I used Dashware and imported the .fit file from my Garmin. I have a powertap & HR on there so it gives lots of data.

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