Looking for Gopro advice

Old Aug 19, 16, 7:56 am
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Looking for Gopro advice

Hello all,

I've been wanting a gopro for a while and am wondering if anyone can give some advice as to which would be the best one for me. I'm planning on traveling to an area where I do not plan on having frequent access to power outlets to recharge, so one with a replaceable battery would be key. I'm not sure if I *need* a model with an LCD screen (especially since it sucks battery) - any thoughts on that?

Any other considerations? I am looking for something that can handle extreme temperatures plus water (but I think they all can do that).

I'm not a pro level photographer so something i can take nice pics/vid with and do some basic amateur edits will be sufficient for my needs.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 19, 16, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by jetsetter777 View Post
Hello all,

I've been wanting a gopro for a while and am wondering if anyone can give some advice as to which would be the best one for me. I'm planning on traveling to an area where I do not plan on having frequent access to power outlets to recharge, so one with a replaceable battery would be key. I'm not sure if I *need* a model with an LCD screen (especially since it sucks battery) - any thoughts on that?

Any other considerations? I am looking for something that can handle extreme temperatures plus water (but I think they all can do that).

I'm not a pro level photographer so something i can take nice pics/vid with and do some basic amateur edits will be sufficient for my needs.

Thanks!
All of the models as far as I know have a replaceable battery, except for the small simplified GoPro Session model.

LCD will use a lot more battery. The Hero 4 series is still the go to, but if you want small and easy the GoPro Session is the one to consider.

Personally for real life the LCD doesn't add anything for me, I've been using GoPros to capture footage for skiing, scuba, snorkeling, and time-lapse for more than 5 years now. I feature set on the Hero4 Black is about as good as it gets.

I will get to play with the new Nikon Key Mission which is a 360 action cam for a little while starting in November, but it will be tough for them to beat the Hero4 Black. Off Brand batteries and car chargers work very well, at least 95% as good as the GoPro branded batteries and a lot less money. My favorite on those is Wasabi Power. I think you can get 2 of their batteries, and a charger that will work in your car/12v lighter plug, or regular household for less than you will pay for 2 additional GoPro branded batteries.
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Old Aug 19, 16, 2:18 pm
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I have the gopro hero 4 silver ( the one with the LCD screen built in). If you are not a pro then having the screen helps ALOT. extra battery usage is marginal and nothing having a spare batt. wont cure. I purchased a set of 2 extra batteries with charging "hub" and just drop em in the bag where ever I go. Now as to extreme temps.... well all electronics are subject to an operational temp range. so If you plan on using it in a volcano or in the cold depths of space maybe you should be looking at application specific brands. hope this helps!
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Old Aug 20, 16, 4:01 pm
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Ive been very happy with my Hero 4 Silver and have been glad I had the screen. Spare batteries are cheap and take under a minute to swap out.
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