Which Go Pro camera to buy? - Road Glide Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
ironmark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 6,528
Which Go Pro camera to buy?

I was looking at the Go Pro cameras and was wondering which one is the best one to buy.
I seen that there is a Go Pro Hero and then the Hero 3, and Hero 4 and so on.
I am not looking at spending a lot of money so I was looking at the Hero 3 white which is around $200 and the Hero which is around $130.
Which one of these cameras would be the best bang for the buck?
Does the Go Pro cameras come with all the mounts that I would need to mount them to the bike?
Is there a way to snap still pics or turn the video on/off while riding?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
08 FLTR candy red sunglo,with 2015 103 HO, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Rounds, Power Vision tuner, Willy Shiny Wheels and Forks and a bunch of other stuff.
ironmark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Administrator
 
JacktheBagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bama
Posts: 9,567
Garage
get the three or four , I have the three white , I believe it is the white , it's the cheeepest 3+ they make and was around two bills ..

mine came with a sticky mount for the helmet and a mount for the handlebars or crash bars .. Wally world here carries some other go pro mounts like the suction cup ..

with the three plus and four I'm sure as well , you can run an app with your smart phone to control the camera .. there is an interval timer for stills and several options for video .. No view finder , tho I think there is one that can be purchased from go pro

I haven't used mine as much as I thought I would ( read I forget to take it with me ) . The battery is good for three to four hours and as far as I know has to be in the camera to be charged .. Don't know if there is an accessory to charge away from the camera or not , would be nice to have a couple batteries I think ..

JtB

So Many Highways So Little Time
2011 Ultra
JacktheBagger is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 03:49 PM
PGR
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
 
PGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Illinois
Posts: 2,338
Garage
The Hero 3+ Black goes to higher rez, and the picture quality is a lot better. I shoot at 2.7K 30 fps, then convert down to 1080P with the GoPro Studio software. It comes with a remote and you can switch between video and stills, turn the camera on/off, etc.

For the mount http://www.hogtagcollar.com/ It mounts to the fork "Cow Bell" .... but it gives the smoothest videos.

Watch carefully at about the 40 second mark ...... Even railroad tracks don't bounce this mount









......................
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ron..........................


........2011 Cool Blue Pearl FLTRX........
.............RoboGlide .............


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by PGR; 03-13-2015 at 04:35 PM.
PGR is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Newbie
 
cecild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West TN
Posts: 44
I agree at least a 3. The white will do fine. I have both white and black, one on front and rear. I have them powered by the bike so I can record 8 hours without battery issues. If you going to do lengthy recording you probably will not use the higher resolution. I honestly can't say that either one is better than the other for how I use them. Hope this helps.
cecild is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Administrator
 
JacktheBagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bama
Posts: 9,567
Garage
how are you powering with the bike , as the hardwire attachment on the camera is blocked by the camera cover ..

JtB

So Many Highways So Little Time
2011 Ultra
JacktheBagger is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 07:58 PM
Life Member
 
Q-Hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 7,280
Swain...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
To the GREAT white North! and Join us for SharkWeekVI Eh!
August 2-3-4 2016 - For registration information click
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Q-Hog is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 07:58 PM
Member
 
RD-GLIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Brooksville Fl.
Posts: 623
I bought a cover with a wp connection for cord in Daytona the other day there proud of it too
RD-GLIDER is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 08:07 PM
Life Member
 
RichieRich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 4,838
I bought the 4 silver because it has the screen on the back so I can use it in a pinch for still photos


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2013 BBP FLTRX
Owner/Operator of "Papa Smurf"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RichieRich is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Grey beard
 
100edition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by PGR View Post
The Hero 3+ Black goes to higher rez, and the picture quality is a lot better. I shoot at 2.7K 30 fps, then convert down to 1080P with the GoPro Studio software. It comes with a remote and you can switch between video and stills, turn the camera on/off, etc.

For the mount http://www.hogtagcollar.com/ It mounts to the fork "Cow Bell" .... but it gives the smoothest videos.

Watch carefully at about the 40 second mark ...... Even railroad tracks don't bounce this mount

Can you explain it better than the website? Does it power up with the bike with the eliminator? I'm interested but website doesn't explain a lot. Thanks.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
To the GREAT white North! and Join us for SharkWeekVI Eh!
August 2-3-4 2016 - For registration information click
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
100edition is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 10:39 PM
PGR
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
 
PGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Illinois
Posts: 2,338
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100edition View Post
Can you explain it better than the website? Does it power up with the bike with the eliminator? I'm interested but website doesn't explain a lot. Thanks.

If you use the eliminator, you either keep it powered up, or you have to turn on wifi on the camera every time you shut the bike off, so you can use the remote. In my case I have it powered up all the time. I don't use the cig lighter. It's on an "always on" circuit. It draws minimal power, so food/gas/pee stops are a non issue. At the end of the day, I unplug it.

In other words..... if you have it plugged into the cig lighter, and shut off the bike, the camera powers down, and you have to turn on wifi, every time you start the bike.

And the remote is required...... unless you have arms long enough to reach around to start and stop the camera mounted to the forks








......................
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ron..........................


........2011 Cool Blue Pearl FLTRX........
.............RoboGlide .............


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PGR is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some go Black Some go Chrome I go my way BACA POPEYE *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 66 06-21-2019 10:58 AM
Go - Pro action camera Harleyagain *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 10 03-08-2016 01:06 PM
Go Pro Camera Problems ironmark Aftermarket Accessories 4 04-28-2015 11:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome