Ghostly Activities went into Seattle’s Underground to test the GoPro 4K full-spectrum action camera. Get the scoop after the jump.
Jake describes the GoPro’s performance and watch a sample of video in pitch-black conditions. Jake removed the video’s audio because it was in a protective case. You wouldn’t hear it anyway. It rained hard that night and water seeped into the Underground. If not in its case, the GoPro would have been damaged by water. What can you do: It’s the Pacific Northwest in spring.
Video Sample of GoPro 4K Full-Spectrum Action Camera
There’s a few drawbacks with the GoPro, which include:
- Short battery life
- Poor sound quality
- 10-minute video snippets versus a non-stop record time
The benefits include:
- Light-weight design
- Many accessories for recording under different conditions
- Fast charging times
- Sturdy build for a small device
Ghostly Activities’ Take:
We say skip this camera and get a Canon Vixia HF R800 or Sony full-spectrum camcorder instead. These cameras may be bigger, but you have more control over the focus; they have a wider area exposed to full spectrum light; both have longer recording times; each allows external microphones; and, they’re less expensive.
Note: Jake bought the GoPro with his own money, and there’s no expectation of a positive review for the manufacturer.