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Gear Pro 720p - Is it worth it? NO! Maybe.. READ TO FIND OUT
on July 16, 2014
This is a good device but you get what you pay for. The quality is alright, but if you want 60fps from the low quality mode, the quality is painful to watch and is not worth the "60fps". If you use this mode, you basically threw away your memories. It's not terrible, but it's not viewable before you decide to go buy a device that can do 720p 60fps because this cannot. 720p at 30fps? Wow I thought it'd be better than that. Anyway, another problem is with the waterproof case. It cannot screw onto tripods or anything with a 1/4 20' screw all the way. There is space between the case and the tripod when you try to screw it in. The camera spins and is useless in the water or I'm general. Also, the first time I tried this I basically put the camera in the waterproof case and put it under the faucet. I open up the case and there are 2-4 drops of water in there, already! I got scared to go swimming with it at first, but after the first time I did, there was only 1. I noticed that sometimes a couple of drops get in but it doesn't affect the device. Next, the touchscreen is like those fake phones where you have to tap so hard and sometimes it doesn't even work. Those are most of the flaws but some positive notes are that in 720p 30fps, the quality is acceptable. I can watch it for a while. Also, it's tight when it's mounted on the bike handle bar which is great for bumpy roads or for me where I put it on my bmx bike and rode the streets through the bumps of the town. There is shaking but is expected, and the camera isn't going anywhere as it is tightly secure. I would recommend this if you are just looking for basic low-mid quality to record some of your adventures, but if you are looking for great quality and/or 60fps this is not for you. I personally bought a go pro competitor, the sj4000 action cam (unbranded for some reason). I ordered it new off amazon from a buyer who put $30 instead of $130, and so he manned up and decided to ship it still. The sj4000 is basically the go pro without the go pro name, without a name actually. It goes for cheap and even has the same casing, mounts, etc as the go pro. People even believe that the SJ4000 is better than the go pro! So get the SJ4000 if you want to capture your adventures in high quality and/or in 60fps so you can get ultimate twixtor (slow mo) effects!