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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Help! Whats the best water proof camera for the best price?

So me and my dad just got into this hobby late aug. of last summer. We always go fishing on the lake and river and go hang out at the sand bar on the river. So i am gonna get a parkzone icon A5 for this summer and i also what to be able to mount a camera on it.

It will need to be water proof and i will need a way to strap it onto the nose and it will need to atleast record in 720p.

I was thinking a used go pro how much do you think i could pic up a used go pro version 1? I dont wanna spend over 180$.

I am not specifically looking at gopro its just theyare the only small camera that i know of that fits my descrition spet for the price here is the parkzone icon a5 for the people who dont know what it is

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/a-PKZ5880
Wingspan: 52.5 in (1330mm)
Overall Length: 34.5 in (875mm)
Flying Weight: 43.4 oz (1230 g)
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:58 PM
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pick up a used gopro 1

that would be my suggestion
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:59 PM
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ok how much do you think they will go for?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:01 PM
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here is an auction ending in 50mins
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-HD-Sur...#ht_500wt_1413

$152


ebay is your friend


buy it now
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-Motors...#ht_500wt_1180

$169


another one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-HD-Mot...#ht_500wt_1413
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Ok thanks but do you know which edition would be best for putting in on my plane? Or can i just get an extra mount later?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:17 PM
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guh....... boo!


any gopro hero 1 1080 is the same camera just different mounting options... same case, same camera..... different accessories that you wont use anyways...
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Ok thanks for the quick and speedy answers
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:45 PM
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I got a refurb Kodak ZX3 on eBay for about $65 last year, works great, waterproof, does 720p 60fps and 1080p.

Mounted to my DJI F550 hexacopter.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Mmmmm i will check Into that when i get home from school today
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:23 AM
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guh....... boo!


any gopro hero 1 1080 is the same camera just different mounting options... same case, same camera..... different accessories that you wont use anyways...

I bought the motorsports edition, and I use all my mounts. Suction cup mount can make some cool car videos, and I even bought a headmount.

I'd say get the motorsports edition, unless you can get the naked edition for a bit less.

Also, dont forget a flotation device for it since you will be over water.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I have a Kodak Play Sport and I love it! It is the clearest camera I have! Here is a sample!
Swimming with the family (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I agree with P4F and QB.. I have a bunch of these type cams. The Zx3 is the 'best/cheap/WP' cam of the lot. I was able to buy them from $50-75 on Ebay last fall.. usually with accessories (two came with remote control) as people rushed to the other-side-of-the-boat to buy a GoPro or Contour. There is no support to speak of for Kodak, no Red Bull marketing type efforts, but if simple, inexpensive video is your objective, then they work. ...I'd wonder however, for R/C, if the slab-shape is not as good as the brick-like GoPro or CamOne Infinity.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:28 AM
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amazon has it for $50

but mounting it to a plane is going to be tough, unless it is looking down
http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-PlaySpor.../dp/B0030MITDK
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Well i need it to be atleast 720p
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:14 PM
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go..........................pro................... ....
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