If I was to buy a Gopro

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Dave W
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If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby Dave W » 14 Sep 2014, 6:03pm

Any suggestions of the best place to purchase one? I've been looking at the Hero 3 Silver model in Jessops today but by the time you've added a scandisk and a couple of mounts the price shoots up £100 easily. There seem to be a few bundles about (Argos, Amazon etc.) Is it better to source the basic camera from a major supplier then the mounts from ebay?

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby borisface » 14 Sep 2014, 8:42pm

Why would you bother?

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby Dave W » 14 Sep 2014, 9:02pm

Because I have another reason for using one besides on a bike so I'm turning it over at the moment.

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby eileithyia » 14 Sep 2014, 9:26pm

I would check; Wiggle, Chain Reaction, Evans etc and compare them all to see what 'bundle' they are offering.
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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby easyroller » 15 Sep 2014, 7:53am

Buy the mounts seperately, especially if it's a bike mount as the GoPro one isn't the greatest. There's plenty of third party gear available for them and I've found the K-Edge mounts to be rock solid (not the cheapest though). Memory card can be sourced elsewhere too but be sure to buy a fast one so you can shoot in HD without any trouble.

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby Ank@eel » 15 Sep 2014, 4:20pm

Check out 7dayshop.com for SD card deals (and many other things). I have used the site many times and it has always been reliable.

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby BSRU » 16 Sep 2014, 9:03am

At this time of year as the dark mornings/afternoons draw in, you should consider the GoPro is not the greatest camera in low light conditions.

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Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Postby Dave W » 16 Sep 2014, 6:26pm

Yes, it looked quite poor when the white model was compared to a Sony model on youtube.