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Who knows about go pro cameras - specifically the earlier(read cheaper) ones

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TRITON

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Thinking of getting somethign for the back of the bike, and was looking at something like a hero3 as they appear to be quite cheap on ebay.
Given its just as a safety feature it doesnt really have to have all the bells and whistles that the higher end ones do.
Plus the 3 and that type would have had rave reviews when first released, so cant be all that bad really. But I dont know as ive never had one so would like to have experienced(or anyones) thoughts on them.
 

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I have a Hero 3 which I use on my bike. The biggest issue is battery life, it is pretty poor about 40 minutes. There is an extended battery available but it is a bit of a nightmare to use as you need a bigger case and charging seems to go wonky.
image quality is quite good though.
 

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Hero 5 black is my main GoPro these days, very robust, waterproof even without a special case, batteries last very well and with a 128gb memory card it’s got around 5 hours of high quality recording time/space. And I can also charge it on the fly as well.
 

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Probably worth asking on single track forum?

Road cyclists aren't so into go pro but MTB type are.

Cheers James
 

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+1 for SJCam.
Vibe are similar & were cheaper.
Techmoan has a lot of action camera & dash camera reviews although the site is no longer updated
- Techmoan - Techmoan
 

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You can make a gopro run a lot longer by drilling out the transparent case and attaching a battery pack. Mine lasts for 8 hours with a 64 gig card set to run and overwrite the card on a loop.

But if you're a weight weeny then carrying the extra weight will make you sweat.
 
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