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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:13 AM
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GoPro is just good at selling the Hero2 with fake specs. Did they meanwhile remove the missing FOV modes from their webpage? Or did they implement them meanwhile in a new firmware? The latter definitely not (I checked a couple of days ago). The Hero2 is completely over-hyped.

If Sony is serious (and they seem to be again after some not so good years) they'll crush that GoPro junk in no time. Just look at their new camcorders with that awesome optical stabilisation. Finally CMOS becoming useful for AV (unless in a GoPro)
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Yes, and the ridiculous price will be the main point to keep you away
I agree! Won't be close to $299.00.

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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Will the Sony withstand shock? Will you be screwed 90 days out like I have been with other Sony products when they stop working?
My GoPro has withstood some pretty major crashes. Eventually I crashed it so hard that I knocked a spring out of one of the buttons and it ceased to function properly. I sent it back and got a brand new camera 5 days later. With GoPro you are not only buying a ridiculously tough camera, you are buying a very high level of support and a great warranty.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 10:24 AM
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If Sony is serious (and they seem to be again after some not so good years) they'll crush that GoPro junk in no time. Just look at their new camcorders with that awesome optical stabilisation. Finally CMOS becoming useful for AV (unless in a GoPro)
You mean like the great firmware-updates and stuff you got for your sony-products ???
And optical stabilisation might get a problem in high-freq vibrations you experience on a quad...

I won´t start celebrating until sony proofs they´re serious, exceeding their shiny marketing-stuff.
I would be happily suprised, as this isn´t a big volume market like consumer-cams...
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 10:25 AM
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If Vimeo and U-Tube can be considered voting ballots, GoPro is more than holding their place in the election...........anyone who isn't happy with their GP's, just kindly send them to me!
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 10:31 AM
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I have been burned so many times by Sony products.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I have been burned so many times by Sony products.
Plus one...
I have fell for Sony more then once. Each time I say "never again."
Sony is like the kid at the park that doesn't play well with others.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Im FPV with what I already have.... Sony HDR-CX150 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder. with video out. 265gr...kinda heavy compare to GoPro. So I don't know...do I need to upgrade?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:17 AM
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the only thing that will make it or break it for me is whether the lens is rectilinear (ie not fisheye). gopro is great but the distortion has to go (at least for AP). otherwise it's great for skateboarders and cramped quarters.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Looks interesting. More competition in the market is a good thing.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:03 PM
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It seems to be pretty small.



And will use SD cards, more pictures here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/27/s...-cam-hands-on/

I assume its probably going to be like their bloggie line with 1080p/30 and 720p/60 mp4 recording.

They do mention things like the Exmor R sensor, which supposedly has better low light sensitivity and Carl Zeiss lens which hopefully means it wont have the pronounced fishbowl effect like some other action cameras.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Will be interesting to see how they do, but the only Sony product i will ever own is the Playstation, their warranty helpdesk is awful and their products break far to quickly ( i had 3 PS2's).
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Between the pictures on the blog and the pictures from Engadget there is no sign of an AV Out. Theres no USB port either which is strange.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Notice the lid on the backside...
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Are you kidding me, how can Sony Exmor R sensor without 1080 60p now a day..
If this is true, nothing will excited me to buy at all, I believe most of us will still go for gopro2...
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