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Old 04-16-2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Ive been on the edge about getting a gopro to film some fishing and hunting trips. Are they worth it? Hero 5 or 6? Lots of questions...any one have some insight.

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Old 04-16-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have one that I have used for some time (not sure which version...4 I believe) and enjoy it. For up close, first-person POV, it is great. About the only thing I don't like it for is capturing kill shots with my bow.

That said, I think it would depend on your primary usage for sure. A buddy of mine pointed me to the Ultimate Predator Adventure Cam and for filming kill shots/hunts I have loved it (https://ultimatepredatorgear.com/ult...adventure-cam/)

It has some different functionality vs that of the gopro (Zoom and non-bubble look for longer distance filming) that I liked in tandem with my bow.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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I have one that I have used for some time (not sure which version...4 I believe) and enjoy it. For up close, first-person POV, it is great. About the only thing I don't like it for is capturing kill shots with my bow.

That said, I think it would depend on your primary usage for sure. A buddy of mine pointed me to the Ultimate Predator Adventure Cam and for filming kill shots/hunts I have loved it (https://ultimatepredatorgear.com/ult...adventure-cam/)

It has some different functionality vs that of the gopro (Zoom and non-bubble look for longer distance filming) that I liked in tandem with my bow.
Whats the vid quality like? Comparable to the GP?
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:18 PM   #4
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Pardon my lack of editing - here is a youtube montage of the cam mounted on my bow with no zoom in. It was the quickest video available

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDuE0y68ii8
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:22 PM   #5
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I was trying it out without zoom, etc. mostly because I wanted a flat affect comparison to my gopro. It comes with a wrist remote, but I was still learning at this point. I have some additional vid from a Kansas Deer hunt that is more "functional" as far as moving the frame, etc.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:06 PM   #6
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The Hero 6 would be the way to go currently. It has “zoom” as well so you can take closer photos and video. It is better than the Hero 5. I have the Hero 3’s still. I do not use my GoPro’s for the actual shot on an animal. I have a Panasonic HD video camera for that. One of my GoPro’s is in the blind pointing at “me” to catch the draw......I sometimes will place another GoPro on a limb closer to the feeder to catch a different angle of the animals. At any given time I may have three cameras rolling at once when I have time to set them up. I enjoy using the GoPro’s when snorkeling as well. They are fun. Just have to take time to utilize them.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:45 PM   #7
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Ive been on the edge about getting a gopro to film some fishing and hunting trips. Are they worth it? Hero 5 or 6? Lots of questions...any one have some insight.

Thanks in advance!
I thought the exact same thing when I bought mine . And after zero hunts and zero fishing trips filmed I sold it on Craigslist for 1/4 of the original cost....
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:53 PM   #8
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I paid a lot of money for my GoPro 4. It’s in the drawer doesn’t work anymore. You need to check out the Fitfort 4K action camera. I bought mine on amazon for $61.00. Comes with a remote and more accessories than I’ll ever use. Gets 4.5 stars on Amazon it’s their choice. I bought one last year very satisfied with it. Also got a charger and two extra batteries
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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I paid a lot of money for my GoPro 4. Itís in the drawer doesnít work anymore. You need to check out the Fitfort 4K action camera. I bought mine on amazon for $61.00. Comes with a remote and more accessories than Iíll ever use. Gets 4.5 stars on Amazon itís their choice. I bought one last year very satisfied with it. Also got a charger and two extra batteries

Excellent share! thanks man!
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:07 PM   #10
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Iíve two and have never used them lol.


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Old 04-16-2018, 08:13 PM   #11
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Get one! I have captured some awesome shots and the new ones are WAY better than the early ones. The new one they just released at the $199 price point is the best value by far.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:51 PM   #12
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Excellent share! thanks man!
Did you order one?
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:27 PM   #13
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Did you order one?


Not yet.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:02 PM   #14
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I think you posted a vid when Clay was up hunting with you. Looked pretty god-what did you film it with
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:49 PM   #15
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I think you posted a vid when Clay was up hunting with you. Looked pretty god-what did you film it with

The only video I posted was from opening weekend of that Tom whipping up on my jake filmed on my Iphone 7 plus.

I'd love to just film with it because it does a spectacular job, but the logistics in my 6x6 blind is a challenge for a fat guy ...
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:07 AM   #16
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Well went ahead and ordered one from academy online with the 20% discount that was posted. hero 5 black for 200 so figured why not lol ill let yall know it goes!!!
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Hope you're not planning on using it for bird hunting. I tried it with both ducks and dove, both of them the birds were fairly difficult to see. I eventually set up the GoPro right next to my Mojo and got a few dove kill shots, but not worth it IMO for hunting. Better for family vacations or fishing trips and such.
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Hope you're not planning on using it for bird hunting. I tried it with both ducks and dove, both of them the birds were fairly difficult to see. I eventually set up the GoPro right next to my Mojo and got a few dove kill shots, but not worth it IMO for hunting. Better for family vacations or fishing trips and such.
ill more less be using for surf fishing trips down the beach and bow fishing. We will see, if i come up with anything cool ill post it lol
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