gopro or not gopro

ricky1980 Posts: 891
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
I am thinking about getting a camera for my journeys. There is the contour roam. Or should I just not bother and get gopro hero2? Or hero3 white
Road - Cannondale CAAD 8 - 7.8kg
Road - Chinese Carbon Diablo - 6.4kg


  • I just got a Contour as it fits nicely on top of the helmet (with the correct mounting strap). With the GoPro mounted on top you look like a Tellitubbie.
  • philbar72
    philbar72 Posts: 2,229
    the hero 3 does not suit helmet cameras, its not too bulky in terms of weight, but in terms of size it'll create a fair bit of drag! its best put on a bike mount, in my opinion! great bit of kit, but the ones to go for ar silver and black. the black is a very nice bit of kit, offset by a very nice price.
  • I've also been looking at a GoPro, but the Hero3 Silver. Have a look on YouTube for cycling videos using a chest strap, that might be an alternative if you don't want to mount it on your bike. One I saw recently gave a good perspective of the road ahead, but also the bars, hoods and hands... it meant you could see gear changes too, if that would be of interest.
    Still trying to convince the missus of the n+1 rule...!
  • The good lady bought me a GoPro Silver for Xmas. Picked up a K-edge bar mount and it's been great fun. My mate is a freelance cameraman and he's going for the Black, but he loves the quality of the Silver. If you don't plan on making pro movies the Silver will do you fine.
  • ricky1980
    ricky1980 Posts: 891
    i need something that can work well in the winter evenings i.e. dark

    does contour work in that sense? I am also not sure about the real time differences between contour and gopro
    Road - Cannondale CAAD 8 - 7.8kg
    Road - Chinese Carbon Diablo - 6.4kg
  • scottarm
    scottarm Posts: 119
    try here

    I got this fiest class and loads of kit too