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Should I buy a Go Pro now?

Well the season is coming to a close, and I would like to use my tax returns to purchase a Go Pro camera for the end of this season and next season. However, The camera came out it seems in 2009 - I am wondering if I should wait until next season incase any major updates / new versions of the camera come out in the lull that will exist once my season ends (usually the beginning of April). Any thoughts? Typically how long do these products go without being updated?
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I am wondering if I should wait until next season incase any major updates / new versions of the camera come out in the lull that will exist once my season ends (usually the beginning of April). Any thoughts? Typically how long do these products go without being updated?
I was just at the trade show: The only major update scheduled is the LCD attachment that comes out next month for $80 extra

If you not going under water I'd suggest getting a Drift that already has an LCD and a remote. myPOV360 - Point of View Cameras and Accessories


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they are about $170,I think there's better options out there


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the gopro camera shoots nice video but the form factor of it is really terrible. Just about any other shape than a box would have been better and it has zero mounting options that don't look ridiculous. The contour HD is a much better form factor but unforunately is not as good of a product overall. I think that with the current technologies there should be goggle or helmet integrated cameras that are barely even noticable to people. Gopro again has a nice product but they really need to rethink how they package it
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Could care less what i look like. Ill strap that thing to my helmet and look like an idiot any day. There are a million mounting options given with it, and with a little engineering you can rig your own mounts very easily. I know a few people here velcro strap it to their upper thigh or other parts of the leg.

I always get people asking me what camera i got or cheers as people ride by realizing their on camera. Nobody cares, stop caring what other people think on the mountain lol.

They do work great and can get you some good footage. It has its downsides, but you deal with it.

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Could care less what i look like. Ill strap that thing to my helmet and look like an idiot any day. There are a million mounting options given with it, and with a little engineering you can rig your own mounts very easily. I know a few people here velcro strap it to their upper thigh or other parts of the leg.

I always get people asking me what camera i got or cheers as people ride by realizing their on camera. Nobody cares, stop caring what other people think on the mountain lol.

They do work great and can get you some good footage. It has its downsides, but you deal with it.
That's like if you had bought an apple II when it came out and said "form doesnt matter just deal with it". If form factor doesn't matter laptops would have never been invented and if everyone thought like you, nothing would ever improve or progress. The gopro form factor SUCKS. Period. Eventually (sooner than later) good form factors will emerge and then I will buy one. Until then, I'll spend that money on lift tickets
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And my counter is no one would have created a better product if nobody bought the Apple II Regardless for 300 dollars(assuming MSRP) your getting a 1080p HD video camera that is waterproof and shockproof. No matter the formfactor its well worth the money. And as i said before i could care less about having it strapped to my helmet.

But im not one of these kids who has to look like a god damn rainbow going down the hill, or spends time and money rebuilding his bindings to have colors that better match his outfit.


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And my counter is no one would have created a better product if nobody bought the Apple II Regardless for 300 dollars(assuming MSRP) your getting a 1080p HD video camera that is waterproof and shockproof. No matter the formfactor its well worth the money. And as i said before i could care less about having it strapped to my helmet.

But im not one of these kids who has to look like a god damn rainbow going down the hill, or spends time and money rebuilding his bindings to have colors that better match his outfit.

And I'm rocking 4 year old gear but just judging it from the perspective of someone who appreciates good design in consumer electronics I would have expected more out of something as marketed as the gopro. Not bashing video quality however it really shines in that department
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I have a Contour HD and the thing is slick...
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