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GO PRO CAMERA... anyone have one of these?

I was recently at the checkout counter of a local dealership when I was mesmerized by a nifty little toy displayed on the counter. Being a graphic artist who LOVES outdoor adventures, & dabbling in video/web production as the next step from print media, I couldn't help but imagine the future vacation trips, the days of mountain biking, motocross riding & rural assaults on twisty paved roads that could all be captured to share with the world .

Any of you out there own one of these cameras?
Care to share your input (good or bad)? I just checked ebay & found a few of 'em a little cheaper than the one I found at the local dealership.
If you have anything that's similar, I'd be interested in getting your feedback on whatever it is that you have. Please be sure to specify what it is though.

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I have a vholdR - similar to go pro.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=12935

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I have a vholdR - similar to go pro.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=12935
Thanks Jet, one question for you about the vholdR:
When you view your vids on your home computer, are they better quality than we (as YouTube viewers) see them?
It seems that vids that get posted on YouTube are down-res'd in order to save on loading time & what not, but the quality really suffers sometimes.

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Motocross Action magazine reviewed that camera in the last issue. They really liked the wide-angle version.

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Saw one between turns 4 and 5 up at Willow Springs a few months ago.
If I'd known you wanted one, I would've stopped and pick it up for you...

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Thanks Jet, one question for you about the vholdR:
When you view your vids on your home computer, are they better quality than we (as YouTube viewers) see them?
It seems that vids that get posted on YouTube are down-res'd in order to save on loading time & what not, but the quality really suffers sometimes.
Immeasurably better. Youtube strips them out so badly that even their hi-def view is maybe half as good as it looks at home.

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+1 with my Canon FS100.

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i'm interested in one too. it seems like reasonable video quality for the price. the bonus is really the mounting flexibility and weather proof housing. i've made a few videos with my regular camera and without the wide angle lens it sucks, 100mph + looks like 35mph.

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