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    New GoPro Hero $129 Camera

    I would post this to a video thread, but given the superlative search features of the Forum, I cannot find one. Feel free to relocate it, ad hoc.

    Today, GoPro has announced a new $129 Hero camera which promises to be just what motorcyclists like me want and need to do on bike/on helmet video. While it lacks all of the complex features of the new Hero 4 cameras, it is cheaper, uses all the available GoPro mounts, and is waterproof, as is. It shoots 1080P video with a very wide angle lens, and includes a microphone for audio. It's probably not James Cameron's first choice, but it could be mine. Check it out here:

    http://shop.gopro.com/cameras/hero/CHDHA-301.html

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    One Wish...

    ...And that is they put the controls on the user side of the camera, the back.
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    GoPro's Video about the $129 Hero

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVrp4s9BYFA

    I don't know why they don't put the controls on the back. But, they have made it easier for me by putting the 'one-touch' power up and start recording on the top.

    There are a bunch of things I'd like, too. WiFi/Bluetooth to my Android to work as a remote control/monitor for one. One problem I've always had with a helmet cam is keeping the camera level with the horizon. But, these shortcomings are small compared to being able to shoot 1080P/30fps, wide angle, burst stills, 720P slomo, and time lapse stuff. And there's the huge variety of mounts and attachments, and it's waterproof. I'll have one as soon as they ship.

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