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  1. General Discussion
    GoPro has launched a new $199 version of its popular Hero POV camera. The small unit packs a big punch for the price. With the new Hero users get a waterproof housing (up to 33 feet) and an LCD touch screen display just like the Hero 5 and Hero 6. The new Hero also has user voice control and...
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    Here we go again, another follow-me drone to capture your rad mountain biking shred-fests. So many have promised this feat but none have come close to delivering on the promise of self-flying video capture. Skydio does a fine job following Stacey the mountain biker in this promo video. The...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    GoPros are expensive little devices that don't do much unless you play and experiment with them for your application. Luckily, others have spent hundreds of hours with them for biking so let's learn. Proper mounting, stabilization, and wind noise are all common issues when using GoPros for...
  4. General Discussion
    Garmin's new VIRB 360 POV camera offers a dizzying array of features. At the heart of the device is a spherical lens designed to capture 360-degree images. It's also capable of shooting 5.7K at 30FPS and can stitch 4K 30FPS footage in camera. Here's a look at what it can do. The camera has...
  5. General Discussion
    GoPro has pulled out all the stops in this long-awaited sequel its HERO4 camera. Instead of developing a mere successor to the line, GoPro has developed an entire ecosystem which includes a drone, a cloud-based storage solution, gimbals, and more. After the riding the seemingly endless wave...
  6. General Discussion
    Many tech websites are claiming that the new Nikon action cam is roughly the same size as the pint-sized GoPro Session (click to enlarge). Heretofore, the action camera market has largely been dominated by upstarts such as GoPro, while the likes of Nikon and Canon have stood on the sidelines...
  7. General Discussion
    With the holiday season not far off, GoPro is expanding its POV camera line up. Their latest offering is the HERO+ ($199), which slots between the entry level HERO ($129) and the HERO + LCD ($299). Like its more expensive counterparts, the HERO+ has both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, but...
  8. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Update: July 21, 2015 We just received our HERO4 Session and it does not appear to be 50% smaller or 40% lighter than the Silver as they claim. We'll get exact measurements shortly. The Session does seem to finally have the feel of a fine piece of electronic equipment, much like a Canon camera...
  9. General Discussion
    Often, firmware updates just fix bugs and stability issues on devices. The HERO4 has been a stable performer so most may be tempted to ignore this latest update. But unlike previous updates, this one unexpectedly improves the camera and reveals some new features. Some of the new features are...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Editor's Note:This article is the final installment of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We've also published individual reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi, Shimano Sport Camera and Sony Action Cam Mini. Read all POV Camera...
  11. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    High-end performance in a compact, aerodynamic package that sells for just $250 makes this camera both a value and performance leader in this test. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The camera is small and lightweight with wireless ANT+ and Di2 connectivity. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi and the Sony...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    One of the easiest POV cameras to use with straightforward controls and a 2-inch color LCD display for composing and playing back videos. Photo courtesy of Drift Innovations Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    iON's flagship POV camera has a lot of performance inside its sleek, waterproof case. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, Shimano Sport Camera, and...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The GoPro HERO4 Silver includes full HD video at 60 FPS, 720p HD video at 120 FPS, 2.7k at 30 FPS, and yes, even 4k capability. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, iON...
  16. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    With a 1.4-inch color LCD display and intuitive controls, the Virb is easy to use. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi, Shimano Sport Camera, and...
  17. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Sony unveiled its first 4K-ready action camera, the FDR-X1000V, which allows users to record point-of-view shots in full 4K resolutions. The camera, which will go on sale in March for $500, can shoot videos with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30 frames per second. out this Tony Hawk...
  18. Lights and Night Riding
    We've seen the idea of a video-camera-combined-with-blinky light a handful of times over the last couple years, most of them put forth on crowdfunding sites, and nearly all of them failing to get past the concept stage. Fly6 is the exception-it really exists and you can buy it now. Begun on...
  19. General Discussion
    Update: July 14, 2014 We just received our Shimano test camera and it's surprisingly small. We could never really get a good feel for its size until we saw it in person. We thought it was about the same size as the Garmin Virb but in reality, it's about half the size. So thumbs up for that. And...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    I first learned about iON Action Cameras at the Dew Sports Tour in San Francisco last year. As a big sponsor of the event, iON was showing their then new Air Pro 2 model. As an indicator of just how fast the electronics market innovates, we had not yet received our test model when the...
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