I really hate "this or that" threads, yet here we are... I promise this one is a little different.
I don't know that much about video, that's why I'm asking this.
I gather that the Gopro hero 3+ black is probably the best overall camera out there now. It seems like between the higher resolutions/framerates, and apparently better color, nothing seems to beat it.
Difficulty is, I can get a Garmin Virb at a pretty good discount. Ok, so now the question is not is the GoPro better, rather how much?
The gopro will to 60fps at 1080, where Virb Elite only does 30, the gopro does 1440 (I don't know if I even have any way to play that back, but maybe it offers some future-proofing). Does the higher frame rate matter that much? I'm wondering if it mainly comes into play for doing slow motion or something?
The other thing I think about is form factor: the GoPro is way better for chest mount (and I feel like that's probably the best position for riding video), but it seems like the Garmin would be a better shape for helmet, or almost anywhere else. They do have a shoulder mount that I don't think I've ever seen video from, but it seems promising. The Garmin's ability to put GPS into the video seems promising, but it looks like it's possible to add that after the fact with other cameras.
I don't really care about sound, since I've never seen any footage with any of this type of camera that had sound that was worth anything anyway. In fact it's rare for me to be riding and hear anything I'd want to remember or share with anyone.
I guess to sum up: 1 do you agree with my assumption that the gopro is a better? and 2 how much more do you think you'd pay for one vs the Virb elite?
I'm comparing top of the line cameras here, mostly because the price difference as you go down the line seems pretty small, and I'd rather pay $50-60 extra for a feature I realized I don't use, than pay $300 for a camera that lacks a feature I want.
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