Saturday, April 02, 2011

GoPro

Test shot from my new GoPro Hero HD. It's a fun little camera, if you take it out of the rain-proof case, it's so small you could hold it in your mouth.


There's no screen, but it's so wide-angly that you pretty much get everything in front of it, so that's no matter. It's a lotta fun to use, takes the pressure off all those technical consideration. Last time I had that was with disposable cameras in the nineties. And this one makes much better quality pics.

Without the case, it looks like a little, anonymous, unfinished box of plastic, you hardly think "camera" when you see it. When the box is on, though, it looks very hardcore, like an underwater camera (which I don't think it is, it's just splash-proof).

And then of course it can take HD video at 60 frames per second and be mounted on helmets and such.

9 comments:

CalgaryMark said...

Why would you take it out of its box and put it in your mouth? That's what babies (and dogs. . . ) do

eolake said...

It can be used without the box if you don't need mount and protection.

And I was just struggling for an image to say how little it is... half a pack of cigarettes, but thicker, sounds so clumsy...

:-)

Anonymous said...

You're an expert in holding things in your mouth.

CalgaryMark said...

I only open my mouth to change feet (and feed)

Wotza cigarette? Do they still make those things?

eolake said...

It's something the pubescent teen girls around these parts put in their mouths and lit on fire.

Alex said...

Do you still like your GoPro? I finally broke down and went to talk to them, they have some neat ideas, and seem like a cool crew to work with.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

It's amazing for some purposes, but the interface is tiny and cryptic, and it has no viewscreen.

Alex said...

http://www.wired.com/business/2012/10/gopro-3-goes-to-11-and-shoots-in-4k/

New GoPro Hero3!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

4K video in a camera that's *smaller*! Geeez.