GH3 vs HERO3: Sensor Resolution and FPS

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: GH3 vs HERO3: Sensor Resolution and FPS
In reply to Leopotamus, Nov 19, 2012

I have had the GoPro 3 Black for almost 1 month now and I have already shot MANY MANY hours of footage with it and my GH2 simultaneously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_GI31Tv5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2OKD_htXU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNqNIOm3CY0

I can definitely say that the GoPro 3 is not the equivalent of the GH2 + 7-14mm Lens. However, it is definitely close with the 2.7K @ 30 FPS or 24 FPS modes and Protune. When you consider it is about 1/3 the price of the GH2+7-14mm that is pretty impressive.

I shoot with my GoPro mounted on the GH2’s(Soon to be GH3’s) hot shoe. It is absolutely eye opening to be able to shoot wide and tight simultaneously.

I know the GoPro is not for everyone. However, its usefulness is in a league of its own. I have shot 2 weddings in less than 12 hours with it, shot an entire BMX freestyle comp from a fixed location by my self, and shot 3 separate climbing competitions at very close range.)

The 7-14mm lens would have been slightly better for the BMX comp but would have failed miserably with the low light weddings and indoor climbing comps. The GoPro's 2.7K resolution looks more like the GH2's 720p which is still very very good.

You can have my GoPro 3 Black when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. I would sell my GH2 in a heartbeat though. Well, at least I would after I get my GH3.

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