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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Which Camera-
    Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 11:45am
Which of the 3 action cams would you buy for $200?
-GoPro HD Hero2
-GoPro HD Hero3 (White edition)
-Contour Roam2

They are all $200, which camera do you choose?

This is my personal situation, but I think its interesting that these 3 are all at the same price point and I think many people would like to debate which of these 3 are the best.
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  Quote letourneau41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 11:47am
Why would you even consider the GOPro 2 when you can get the GoPro 3 for the same price?
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 11:56am
are you assuming that the White Edition 3 is better than the Hero 2? this is what I am asking. I dont understand all the specs, and Im asking which of the 3 is the best cam
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:02pm
You should check out the GoPro3 thread because someone posted the comparison. Either way I would go with the white edition.
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  Quote rideclaps802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:13pm
def dont go with the Contour Roam2. gopro's where its at. 
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  Quote dvdngu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:19pm
ive had a side by side comparison with the hero 2 and the countour roam 2 and the go pro is slightly better video quality. No say on the hero 3 tho
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  Quote giftedhands Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:22pm
spec for spec, the contour is the worst out of those three. I'd take the gopro hero 3, or the gopro hero 2, in that order. 
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  Quote rideclaps802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:27pm
i would just choose a gopro because it is much more versatile with all the different mounts and what not 
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:38pm
I am also a big fan of gopro as I have the HD Hero myself. If you want to use cheaper and easier to find high capacity SD cards, then you'll have to go with the Hero2. If you don't mind MicroSD, then go with the Hero3.

My experience though, you're just going to want the features of the Hero3 black once you have any of the other models. I would shell out the money and go for the top hero3 black model. I doubt you'd regret the decision once you have the camera.

As I mentioned earlier, I have the HD Hero, got it 2 seasons ago and it was the top model at the time, and I have loved it ever since. Thought about selling it for the Hero3 Black but I'll probably end up adding to my collection, rather than upgrading.
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 12:41pm
Definitely go with the hero 3. I have the Hero 2 and I love it and it works great and I'm sure that the upgrades made and added to the Hero 3 have made it much better. You can't go wrong with a GoPro.
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 1:13pm
Just remember gopro 3 white is the same specs as the gopro 1 but has added wifi. If you're going for performance go for the hero 2 or roam.
Personally I think the roam is better for pov but has less mounts. No fisheye on roam I think, don't quote me and at work so I can't be arsed looking it up.
Personally I think you should save that extra bit and get the hero 3 silver.
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 1:18pm
it sounds like its between the Hero2 for me and the Contour Roam2. The hero3 White is just a Hero 1 with wifi. big deal. Im going to probably get the Hero2. I might be able to get a Contour Roam2 from a friend's outdoor shop for $100, if thats the case its a no brainer for me.
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  Quote Blur510 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 7:14pm
get the first gen, I know someone selling one (me) j/k but seriously get the newest one 1080p 120 fps is going to be sick..
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 8:24pm
thats in the black version $400
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by Blur510

get the first gen, I know someone selling one (me) j/k but seriously get the newest one 1080p 120 fps is going to be sick..
I think everyone forgets that 1080p alone chews at your memory space... 120 fps would mow a 16 or even a 32gig up pretty quick. 
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2012 at 9:59am
and thats the Hero3 black. $400? no thank you.   My friend just told me he can get me a Contour Roam2 for $120, so im going to go with that. i just thought it was interesting that all 3 of these cameras are at the same price point
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  Quote giftedhands Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2012 at 10:12am
Originally posted by BoxStomper

it sounds like its between the Hero2 for me and the Contour Roam2. The hero3 White is just a Hero 1 with wifi. big deal. Im going to probably get the Hero2. I might be able to get a Contour Roam2 from a friend's outdoor shop for $100, if thats the case its a no brainer for me.

the hero white also has an improved lens and audio, as well as the wifi you mentioned. if you can get the contour roam 2 for 100 bucks, thats a solid deal. but if you're dropping 200 and need to choose between the gopro and contour, gopro no question. 
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2012 at 10:39am
yeah, thats what i was thinking too, but my friend works at a shop here in town and just told me today he wasnt going to get one. Since he is only allowed one Contour camera purchase per year, he said he'd order it for me. So for $120, im going to go with the Contour for sure
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  Quote ridethepowpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2012 at 9:45am
The Goporo HD 3 is a pretty good cam for $200. I would go with that if it was up to me.
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  Quote misterlime Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2012 at 10:12am
Yes, get the black edition if you want the better quality. While HD is still better than non HD, you will notice a difference. And yes, Koji3 is right. It will eat up your harddrive space on your computer. Buy an external hd, a 3 tb drive can be had for about $150 if you look around.

Question is will the gopro3 work with the 3D capture mode while pairing it with a GoPro2 or Hd Hero? Or do you need to have the same models to get the 3D to work? just wondering.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2012 at 8:03pm
What are you using these cameras for? biking, surfing, snowboarding, etc. I have the Contour Roam and i've probably dropped it enough to see scratches everywhere (still works) and i got it for $90. I use mine for snowboarding, mounting it outside of a car on race track (fell of a few times, home made mount), mount on my dog to run around with.. the works..haha. I dont have a go pro so i cant say much about that. just my .02 cents.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2012 at 8:34pm
For 200 I would personally get the hero 3 white. I think I would only go for the hero 2 if I wanted the 11Mp over 5Mp still photos. 
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