Editor’s note: ACK would like to introduce the YakFishing Addicts Klub to the ACK blog guest roll! Y.A.K. (for short) is a fishery conservation club, promoting proper angling, species conservation and catch and release. They’ll be providing reviews and other articles from time to time. This review features the GoPro Helmet HERO HD 960 Video Camera. ACK carries the HD 1080 model.
I ordered a GoPro Camera for use with the Yakfishing Addicts Klub. Upon arrival of The Go Pro HD Hero 960 Camera I noticed the care that was taken to present a quality product. I’ve never seen a video camera or camera for that matter come is a glossy black box with a clear plastic top where the camera sits as if it were being displayed in a showcase. However, none of that really matters if the product doesn’t do everything that the consumer needs it to do.
I need to assist others on their kayak fishing adventures so my main concern was to get a video camera that was small, easy to use and hands free with the ability to clearly document catches. This thing is ridiculously small weighing in at 3.3 oz and taking up less than 5 inches of space, one cannot find something smaller for the price. The package comes with two additional mounting brackets, a head strap, waterproof housing and li-ion battery.
I was concerned with the 5MP quality as most cameras now have no less than 10.1MP. I field tested both the video and picture functions and was extremely surprised with the picture quality. I can’t see the difference in the photos when compared to my 10.1MP Olympus. There are a few things that I would like to see improved including the battery life from the li-ion which lasted 2.5 hours and that the two additional mounts don’t come with the right adhesive to stick to polyethylene (what kayaks are typically made from). That said, the Go Pro presents a nice package for today’s kayak angler that is looking to capture that moment you’ll never forget.
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Yakfishing Addicts Klub