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GoPro, HERO11 -

  As is typical this time of year (early Fall), GoPro announced and released their latest flagship action camera, the HERO11 Black, on 9/14/2022.  We have one in our hands and will be performing our typical assessment.  This includes checking things over for compatibility with our product, reviewing updates and new features, heated torture test, etc.  This can be a long process before we reach our final recommendation.  So until that time, we will live update this blog post to reflect our findings.  Check back often as we release our findings. 9/23/2022 @ 11:16 PM (UNCONTROLLED HEAT TEST) Certainly not a...

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Every year around Fall, phone and camera makers often announce their new gear.  If there is a device that we think could be used in a sports environment, we certainly keep an eye on it.  If we think there is merit, we will buy one and put it through a litany of sanity and torture tests.  We share that data, so you can make more informed purchasing decisions.  So with that in mind, the items below are what we are currently tracking this year.  We try to stay away from rumors.  So there may be more information available than what...

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Conditions: Test Chamber: 100° F Camera: GoPro Max Resolution: 5.7K 360 SD Card: Sandisk Extreme 256GB External Power (No internal battery) Results: Test Started: 7/16/2022 9:28:07 AM Result: Success.  Manually stopped. Run time: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 20 Seconds Max camera temp: 123.3° F 11:32:28 AM Google Sheets Test Data (Click to open)

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GoPro, HERO10 -

(NOTE 4/26/2022: See below for a viable alternative using the latest firmware) As with all GoPro cameras, it generally takes a few updates after release to fix some of the more common issues.  As is commonly said in the programming world, sometimes this means you just replace the old bugs with new ones.  This certainly is the case for the two most recent firmware updates of the GoPro HERO 10.  If you are running firmware versions 1.3 to 1.4 (the latest version at current date), you will experience issues trying to use external power with the internal battery removed.  As you may...

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DJI, Osmo Action -

On 10/27/2021 DJI announced the successor to the popular Osmo Action.  Shipping, starting on 11/2/2021, the DJI Action 2 is a modular design, combining some of the benefits of the old GoPro Session and the Insta360 cameras.  The following thread will include information as we receive it, and will post updates from time to time as we test and develop our official recommendation. 11/3/2021 12:00 PM Camera arrived yesterday and we have been playing with it a bit.  Today we mounted it on our standard LynkSpyder at the test field to get a feel for mounting issues (none found) and...

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