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Old 08-05-2019, 07:06 AM   #1
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Just got into kayaking and have the whole family into it. We would really like to mount a camera like a go pro on the kayak. Any suggestions on which camera. Should we go with the go pro or is there one that is better for this application.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:42 AM   #2
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I would think GoPro would be about perfect for your situation, and it takes awesome video. I’m sure others more knowledgeable than me will chime in. I love watching kayak river trips on YouTube, especially if they involve a remote place like the Pecos or the Devils river.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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The Gopro style, or any action camera is a great option for a kayak. I've never purchased a real Gopro, rather I use the off-brand versions of the Gopro. These allow you to use every Gopro accessory, but only cost about $40-50 each. Over the years I've purchased four of these from Amazon. So for, three still working fine, lost one somewhere. Glad that I only lost a $50 camera, and not a real Gopro. I have one offshore kayak fishing video posted here...if you want to see what that looks like.
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The Gopro style, or any action camera is a great option for a kayak. I've never purchased a real Gopro, rather I use the off-brand versions of the Gopro. These allow you to use every Gopro accessory, but only cost about $40-50 each. Over the years I've purchased four of these from Amazon. So for, three still working fine, lost one somewhere. Glad that I only lost a $50 camera, and not a real Gopro. I have one offshore kayak fishing video posted here...if you want to see what that looks like.
Do you recall what brand you purchased. Thank you.
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:29 PM   #5
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Well the wife just sent me a text that she bought the new go pro 7.
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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A lot depends on your intended distribution. How important is stabilized footage? Will you need decent audio or are you essentially making a "music video" (or narrative) overlaying the footage over an audio track?

I've been using DJI Osmo Action for my most recent kayak vids. It is on par with the Hero 7 in terms of image stabilization (pretty incredible) and audio quality ("usable" and definitely better than from any action cam inside a housing.)
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Well the wife just sent me a text that she bought the new go pro 7.
Excellent choice!
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Excellent choice!
I am an entry level kayaker and video maker. I watched the reviews and options on this camera and the technology in the stabilization is amazing.
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