Go Pro Range

NDHunter

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Hey guys, so I am thinking about getting a Go Pro camera and was just curious how far out you can film something and still see it relatively decent? Could a guy use it on a rifle hunt and shoot something at 300 yards and still get decent footage? Also, has anyone tried using one on their head while hunting birds? Thanks for any input.
 

RosinBag

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300 yards is out of the question. We have used them in training on occasion on our helmets and it was ok for what we were wanting. I think about 80 or more yards you may not be able to even see a deer. Bird hunting I think would work well and be pretty good video.
 

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I have the Go Pro2HD and 300 yards is out of the question. It's solid for close quarter shots and video, but at a distance it weak at best. That being said, it's a fun piece of equipment. And thanks for the reminder, gonna pack mine for tomorrow's hunt!
 

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Not great for long distance, I shot a rockchuck at fifty yards with my gopro2 mounted to my bow and you cant even tell what it is.
If you are just after a kill shot on film the gopro is not the answer.
However, gopros are awesome if you are into making and editing film.
I use mine for time lapse, underwater creek crossing clips, just mount it on your head and start crawling through the brush it gives you a much better point of view than a regular vidoe camera because of the wide angle, all sorts of cool stuff if you are creative.
 
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Not great for long distance, I shot a rockchuck at fifty yards with my gopro2 mounted to my bow and you cant even tell what it is.
Cool, thanks a lot for that info. I guess I'm not sure about using it for birds then. Maybe when they are in close at 20-30 yards it would be ok. I guess I'll pass on it for now and maybe get one in a few years after I accumulate my more necessary gear.
 

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I agree with everyone above. We use a gopro for ski and mountain bike video. The lense is a wide or fish-eye lense. It has awesome definition, but anything beyond 10 yards "looks" pretty far away.
 
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