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    GoPro Hero 8 Trade in offer

    I was just looking at the new Hero 8 since there has been so much talk about it on Youtube. Apparently the internal image stabilization is so good that you no longer need a gimbal and you can hard mount the camera and still get vibration free video.

    One GoPro's website, they are offering a $100 trade allowance for ANY digital video camera in ANY condition; even non working.
    $399 msrp - $100 trade = $299 final cost

    GoPro even pays shipping on the trades plus free shipping on the new Hero with a 30 day return if you don't like it.

    That's a pretty good deal, I have a couple older non working cameras collecting dust. I'm going to trade a couple in and get a couple new Hero 8 cameras.

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    In my opinion the 7 and 8 do not replace a Gimbal but it's good.

    When they put optical stabilization on the lens I'd say it's closer to eliminating a gimbal.

    They do a good great job of stabilizing, but you are still locking the lens into a fix position despite body movement. Do you want to capture 5 minutes of your top tube, or sky, because you had the position mis adjusted for that situation? Just things to consider with setup.

    I should shop CL for a used camera for a trade in. I'd like one of the new ones for dirt bike and/or for damp rides where my Gimbal can't be used.

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    There are a couple YouTube videos showing the 8 with no gimbal and the video was stabile throughout the entire ride.

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    I did the same deal on a 7, pretty easy to find a qualifying digital camera for trade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A/C in Az View Post
    There are a couple YouTube videos showing the 8 with no gimbal and the video was stabile throughout the entire ride.
    Can be done even with software, post fact. But this is done by cropping the image to a smaller size. Better stabilization, more crop. Optical stabilization does not crop. Gimbal is even better.

    Having that said, I have an old Yi Cam that I may want to trade. What do you guys think, GP6 with gimbal or GP8 with/without gimbal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/C in Az View Post
    I was just looking at the new Hero 8 since there has been so much talk about it on Youtube. Apparently the internal image stabilization is so good that you no longer need a gimbal and you can hard mount the camera and still get vibration free video.

    One GoPro's website, they are offering a $100 trade allowance for ANY digital video camera in ANY condition; even non working.
    $399 msrp - $100 trade = $299 final cost

    GoPro even pays shipping on the trades plus free shipping on the new Hero with a 30 day return if you don't like it.

    That's a pretty good deal, I have a couple older non working cameras collecting dust. I'm going to trade a couple in and get a couple new Hero 8 cameras.
    That is a really good deal. I have a Hero 3 Silver that I have been using for a few years now.

    Question for anyone with an 8:

    Does it fit in the same case as my Hero 3? Or am I also purchasing a few new cases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    Can be done even with software, post fact. But this is done by cropping the image to a smaller size. Better stabilization, more crop. Optical stabilization does not crop. Gimbal is even better.

    Having that said, I have an old Yi Cam that I may want to trade. What do you guys think, GP6 with gimbal or GP8 with/without gimbal?
    GP6 with a Gimbal needs to be in the Karma Grip or you'll pick up motor noise. I was going to get the 7, but the gimbal noise is still apparent. Plus my EVO SS would need a counter weight as the 6, 7, and 8 weigh more than the Hero2 does (what I have) but shares a body size similar to the Hero4. As far as I know, one needs a counter weight and new mount to use the EVO SS with the 6, 7 and 8 Hero models.

    Alternatively, external mic for either of the 3 GoPro's while in a Gimbal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    GP6 with a Gimbal needs to be in the Karma Grip or you'll pick up motor noise. I was going to get the 7, but the gimbal noise is still apparent. Plus my EVO SS would need a counter weight as the 6, 7, and 8 weigh more than the Hero2 does (what I have) but shares a body size similar to the Hero4. As far as I know, one needs a counter weight and new mount to use the EVO SS with the 6, 7 and 8 Hero models.

    Alternatively, external mic for either of the 3 GoPro's while in a Gimbal.
    Not perceptible noise. This is me with the GP6+Feyiu WGX2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY36X0YTd7M

    I just fight a little with the locked/follow modes. One is still a bit shaky, and the other flattens the footage even more. Maybe it's time to play with the gimbal settings. This gimbal also does not require the counterweight, but I digress. Let's go back to the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    That is a really good deal. I have a Hero 3 Silver that I have been using for a few years now.

    Question for anyone with an 8:

    Does it fit in the same case as my Hero 3? Or am I also purchasing a few new cases?
    The 8 does not need a case for most cases (duh). It is waterproof to 15 meters, and has the mount on the body of the camera. The mount folds when you don't need it. I don't like those hinges much, but time will tell if they are prone to break or not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    The 8 does not need a case for most cases (duh). It is waterproof to 15 meters, and has the mount on the body of the camera. The mount folds when you don't need it. I don't like those hinges much, but time will tell if they are prone to break or not.

    oh dang! I did not know that. hmm, now I will have to start saving, the image stabilization would be nice, I tried a Gimble once and hated the way I had to mount it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A/C in Az View Post
    There are a couple YouTube videos showing the 8 with no gimbal and the video was stabile throughout the entire ride.
    This is simply not true.

    Look at the horizon on the GP8 footage vs. gimbal footage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    Not perceptible noise. This is me with the GP6+Feyiu WGX2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY36X0YTd7M

    I just fight a little with the locked/follow modes. One is still a bit shaky, and the other flattens the footage even more. Maybe it's time to play with the gimbal settings. This gimbal also does not require the counterweight, but I digress. Let's go back to the topic.
    I had minor motor noise with my WG. They are better than the EVO for the 5/6/7 but still not as good as the Karma from a stabilization standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by render ranger View Post
    I had minor motor noise with my WG. They are better than the EVO for the 5/6/7 but still not as good as the Karma from a stabilization standpoint.
    Let's continue here:
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