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      01-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Go Pro Help!

Looking to buy a GoPro for some upcoming trips. I'd like to be able to use it while snowboarding (attached to a helmet), scuba diving (attached to?) and motorsports (attached to a car) - what's my best bet? There seem to be many choices for both cameras and housings. I assume I'll need to purchase different housings for all three of those activities. Thanks in advance!
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Hero3 black edition-surf. Waterproof to 60m (197ft)+ includes waterproof remote. This one is sufficient, no need for different housings. Helmet front mount for snowboarding, chest mount harness for scuba diving, and suction cup mount to use on a car.
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Hero3 black edition-surf. Waterproof to 60m (197ft)+ includes waterproof remote. This one is sufficient, no need for different housings. Helmet front mount for snowboarding, chest mount harness for scuba diving, and suction cup mount to use on a car.
Thanks for the response. Reviews on Amazon seem pretty harsh on this one, wondering if I'd be better off with an older model. Also - the surf edition just adds a surfboard mount - correct? I'll still need to buy the three other mounts mentioned? Thanks!
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Yeah either of the hero3 black editions. I believe are the only ones that have 12MP and also come with the waterproof wifi remote. The surf mount is irrelevant, not sure why I typed that. Lol
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for outdoor activities, I think the Chest Mount is best, especially if you want a balanced and hand-free feel without having to fumble around for the record button or to take your helmet off to read the display.
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I love my Hero 1. Mine came with the housing, and both a vented and waterproof back. It also came with a helmet mount, which I use along with a chest mount as well. I use it mostly for motocross racing, but I have had it in the water as well. I'm still not sure what the difference is between the 1 and 2 if any really. The 3 has some nice features, but not sure I would ever need or use any of them.
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The Hero3 cameras have an issue with dealing with low frequency sounds that typically happen while driving a car (check out some of the threads on the GoPro forums!). The only real fix is to buy a mic adapter cable and external mic to record audio for certain activities, but this requires you to use a housing that is not waterproof. I have a Hero3 Silver edition (which is pretty much the same hardware as the Hero2, but in a smaller package and with a few extra features) and video quality is great. From comparisons, the only real benefit of spending the extra $100 on the Black edition is if you want to film in high-speed, ultra high res (4K, 1.7K?), or take very high res photos. Also the Black edition comes with a Wi-Fi remote which is cool, but Wi-Fi kills the battery quickly. Plus, the Silver edition (and maybe White) is Wi-Fi enabled already, so you can actually control and monitor your GoPro from an iOS or Android device, which is what I do.
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