World Superbike Champion
Join Date: Jul 2011
I Ride: 2012 Ninja ZX6R (Rin), 2015 KLR
For what it's worth:
I have had a Contour GPS camera for a while now, which I helmet mount and use to film 720p and 1080p, since this is about GoPro though, I'll elaborate on why I chose to buy a GoPro Hero 3 Black last week.
I wanted two camera angles, i.e. the ability to mount on the fairing or swingarm or somewhere (I've mounted it on the fairing just behind the front wheel now) so that I could make videos of two perspectives of one ride. I really like Contour's camera shape, and it's given me no problems, but I LOVE that GoPro came with a waterproof shell and angled arm mounts. That wasn't the big sell for me though.
You can look up the Hero 3 specs, so I'll just list the few that made me drool over it in a surf shop when I felt impulsive. I was pretty much sold by the 120fps 720p (1/4 speed slow motion with high resolution imagery, if a bit grainy) and even more so by the 1080p 60fps (1/2 speed slow mo at Blu-ray resolution). I like having a remote on me so I don't have to reach down to hit the shutter button to start recording (the contour's record is controlled by a big switch, which is easy to reach on the helmet).
So, in short, I was sold by the slow-mo shots and mounting options.
2012 ZX6R "Rin"
Akrapovic Full Racing Exhaust | K&N High Flow Filter | Vortex V3 Frame Sliders | RaceTech Springs | TechSpec Tank Pads | ASV Levers | T-Rex Fork Sliders | PCV | Zero Gravity Corsa | CustomLED Integrated Tail
"im not into riding curves and ish man and yall getting crazy chillout i want ur opinions but dont call me a squid i no alot about
zukis maybe not as much as yall but deff not comparable to a squid w.e yall say buttt" - Benjamin Franklin, Esq.