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Old 11-23-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Cheaper alternative to Go Pro Camera?

I'm thinking of giving myself a go pro camera for Christmas. Is there a cheaper alternative, and what are the pros an cons of them, if any?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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Is there a cheaper alternative, and what are the pros an cons of them, if any?
Do you ride a KLR?

Anyhow, go watch some youtube videos with rolling shutter problems. That's the problem with the lesser alternatives. But look for the Oregon Scientific ATC series if you really want.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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Check Rollei Bullet HD Pro camera.
Interesting alternative and much better form factor and protection.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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I bought the original Go Pro and it was only 120.00 at Best Buy. The only difference is the new one has a 11 mp camera and the original has a 5 mp camera. The both record in 1080 hd. I am not sure about the newest one.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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I have a Contour Roam, decent camera and cheaper than Go Pro, but the mounts are not the best you can find. Also the battery is not removable, so you cannot take a few with you and swap on the road.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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I bough the original Go Pro and it was only 120.00 at Best Buy. The only difference is the new one has a 11 mp camera and the original has a 5 mp camera. The both record in 1080 hd. I am not sure about the newest one.
There are about 150 other differences between the original and the new one. In fact they are actually two completely different cameras. Go to go pros website and look at them, especially the resolution and the FPS at 1080p. You will quickly see why they are 400 for the new black series.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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There are about 150 other differences between the original and the new one. In fact they are actually two completely different cameras. Go to go pros website and look at them, especially the resolution and the FPS at 1080p. You will quickly see why they are 400 for the new black series.
I almost walked in to best buy and got one today. Those new ones are the shiznit. but ill have to go for a older model. i think from what i'v read and yall's comments ill stick with the go pro. having interchangeable batteries is a big plus when your traveling. also i do agree that the mounting systems are better on the go pro.

i just wanted to know if there was one i haven't seen yet online.

Thanks yall!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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Contour Roam...

...easy to use, not stupid expensive, great quality.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Just started looking at the jvc adixxion, appears good so far, review on webbike.com
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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liquid image goggles are good but you have to have them on your face to work...no other mounting option
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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check out the LIC camera. cost about $130. a friend just bought one. it has blue tooth so you can interface with it on your smart phone. you can aim it, configure it, activate it from your BT enabled smart phone.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Contour Drift HD170, great camera for the price. I've had 3 or 4 of them now and like them a lot. Actually have a brand new spare one if you are interested, if so PM me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #13
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Costco has the Hero 2 WITH the wifi pacpac (so you can control it with your iphone or optonal remote) for 199.00
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #14
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i've been through 2 gopro's the original and the hd, for under $200 the hd is the best.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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Contour's not bad. Not the best image quality or mechanical design, but overall it's a decent camera. My next one will probably be the DriftHD Ghost.

Shot with my old Contour 1080p yesterday:

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