Wednesday night at Wally World I pulled the trigger on my VISA and got this > HERO3 White Edition | Wi-Fi Enabled | Professional Quality HD footage
This is a slick little camera. With a 32GB micro class 10 SD card it can record a little over 4 hours in 1080/30fps mode. Or take 9999 5Mpx snapshots.
It does time lapse with user set-able intervals. Its setup menu having a lot of flexible features along with a small size and weight, making it the go to for RC photography. Well, for smaller machines.
I took some shots with it that night and a walk about video. For low light it does very well. Lit up areas are clear and crisp. In my office it responds nicely under the florescent lighting. I just finished the second battery endurance test. First one last night was 2.5 hours recording in 720/60 mode. The one that just finished 2.75 hours in 1080/30 mode. Not too shabby for a 3.7 volt LiPo battery.
$199.99usd price is set by the maker of the camera. If you pay more than that for the white edition, you got ripped off.
If you think I lost it buying that gizmo you ain't seen nothing yet. Read on.
Yesterday morning before I had the opportunity to change my mind, I ordered this > DJI | Phantom
Mid scale quad copter with all kinds of bells and whistles. Useful stuff, not ooo, ahh crap. Like GPS lock, return to launch point and land on signal loss, attitude hold. And a whole bunch more designed in to make flying this baby a breeze.
And where do you think the GoPro is going? In the supplied mounting bracket under the belly. I finally get to take some in flight movies. YEAH!!!
Now big boy toys cost more. The MQX's I have cost me $169.00 each. I have 2 of them.
The Phantom costs $479.99. It comes with the transmitter, battery, charger, and of course the quad itself. Got to get some extra flight batteries...
Since I burned my bridge with YouTube, I'll have to go with Vimeo (sp?). That runs about $10.00 a month for the middle scale service. Not too bad. I'll think about it after shooting some in flight vids. If they look good enough to share I'll sign up.