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October 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM #84106bill007Participant
I am planning this winter to record my first ski videos to promote the launch of a really cool website! I have no experience in photography and even less in videomaking.
From what I understand, smartphones can be enhanced with stabilizers, extra lenses and video editing apps to make some pretty awesome videos.
I am on a tight budget and would like some help to choose the best video recording device for my project (ski videos).
I have dome some research and have come up with the following options (please let me know if I missed something):
GoPro Hero3 – 1080p60 fps – 10MP Camera
iPhone 5 – 1080p30 fps – 8MP Camera
iPhone 6 – 1080p60 fps – 8MP Camera
Galaxy s4 – 1080p30 fps – 13MP Camera
Galaxy s5 – 1080p60 fps – 16MP Camera
Judging by the specs and prices the Galaxy s5 looks like a good deal.
Are there any advantages that GoPro camera has over smartphones?
Looking forward to your input.
Thank you 🙂
October 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM #211304theonecanoeParticipant
The biggest advantage by far is that the GoPro is waterproof! This by itself would be the main reason I'd use it on a ski slope. Also you have more selections of resolution/frame rates…like 720P @ 120 fps( on Hero 3 Black) for smooth slo-mo effects.
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