Which Action Camera Is Better?
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Posted 4/2/15
2 weeks from now i'll be heading towards Japan for a 6 months stay. I would love to take some pictures and videos on the way so that I can share it with my friends and family back at Canada AB.

But recently, my old Sony camera broke (fell on to the train tracks at a subway and got crushed) and now I have no camera with me. So, I looked through the internet and found both the GoPro Hero4 black and the Sony FDR-X1000V 4K. Both spectacular Action cameras built for active and athletic people. Or just simply for those who travel a lot. (I'm both of those) But to make a decision like that is quite impossible for an idiot like me. Both 4k resolution, and costs up to $500. Similar size, which would be small and compact. Easily portable, and they both can be attached to your gear/wear.

Which one would you prefer, and why? I can't really make up my mind.
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Posted 4/3/15 , edited 4/3/15
I would go with the GoPro. I am a skier/biker/runner/alot and I think the gopro is by far the most versatile out there. Its first party and third party attachment options are unbelievable.

I have owned there different gopros as well as a Sony Action cam and some other off brand and love the GoBro the most.

Hope this helps, have fun in Japan. I would love to go there to ski their endless pow someday.
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Posted 4/3/15 , edited 4/3/15

fourthbrook wrote:
love the GoBro the most.


I prefer the GoBruh, tho.
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Kaeru69 wrote:


fourthbrook wrote:
love the GoBro the most.


I prefer the GoBruh, tho.


ah yeah yeah. fair point! The GoBreh is pretty good too though!
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I would go with sony... I shoot sony... but if we are talking specs sony 4k action cam seems better.

Sony has standard 3.5 mic jack, Gopro 4K still use usb microphone jack... so you're limited to the quality and kinds of mics

Sony has head phone jack...Gopro 4k doesn't.. this is a big fat deal for video,..

Sony records ACC LCM audio... Gopro 4k : ACC AGO (auto gain audio FAIL)

at 4K neither camera does 60 fps so I would say they are tied EXCEPT...

if you get sony, you get the Zeiss lens and that's a WIN

btw I don't work for sony.... also the sony had a standard tripod mount on bottom... Gopro you have to get additional mouth and grips...

I will stop now
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I would go with sony... I shoot sony... but if we are talking specs sony 4k action cam seems better.

Sony has standard 3.5 mic jack, Gopro 4K still use usb microphone jack... so you're limited to the quality and kinds of mics

Sony has head phone jack...Gopro 4k doesn't.. this is a big fat deal for video,..

Sony records ACC LCM audio... Gopro 4k : ACC AGO (auto gain audio FAIL)

at 4K neither camera does 60 fps so I would say they are tied EXCEPT...

if you get sony, you get the Zeiss lens and that's a WIN

btw I don't work for sony.... also the sony had a standard tripod mount on bottom... Gopro you have to get additional mouth and grips...

I will stop now


Thanks for the advice. I'll take all that into consideration
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