Thanks to low weight and small size GoPro cameras will be part of the next NASA manned space flight, possibly to Mars.
I recently picked up the Hero 3 Black Edition. It’s a great overall point-of-view camera not just a favourite of sports shooters. The size of a matchbox and it does 2.7K and 4K video all at a pretty high bitrate of around 45Mbit.
Since a couple of days ago (Dec 14th) it has a new firmware update and iPhone app which gives you smooth wireless 24fps monitoring on the iPhone so I thought I’d give it a try.
As well as having the coolest name for a camera ever conceived, this is a camera that kind of makes you wonder what the Japanese camera manufacturers have been up to all this time. Although the 720/120fps mode is shared by Panasonic, the GoPro team have smashed a number of barriers here in terms of 4K / 2.7K resolution and processing power in such a small camera, for a frankly unbelievable $400.
EOSHD takes a look at the new HERO3 camera.
2 years ago British man Robert Harrison launched a balloon to the edge of space with a Canon Powershot compact camera attached in a box below. The camera was programmed with hacked firmware to take stills and video, and a GPS unit would record the box’s location when it fell to earth on a parachute.