Thinking about the GoPro Sesssion

Code4Moto

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Mar 24, 2018
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So ive been looking around, and watching videos learning peoples set ups. I have a sharper image camera that resembles a GoPro that was given to me. This camera did not come with alot of mounting options. Its a decent camera and has pretty decent footage for what it is.

While trying to figure out if GoPro Mounts would work for this model of camera i came across a GoPro session with the basic package for 148 on Amazon. I think it is a great idea but havent quiet convinced my self to spend the money yet. If i did buy the camera I would be Using the other for a tank camera just for more footage options.

If any one has experience with mounting the Sharper Image camera or has advice, I would appreciate your input.
 
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If you want to attach an external microphone I don't think you can with the original GoPro Hero Session. The Hero 5 Session you can, but you'd need the mic adapter which is roughly $50 on top of the cost of the camera. The battery life is also not great so you would also need to mount a power bank too!
 

Code4Moto

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Mar 24, 2018
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If you want to attach an external microphone I don't think you can with the original GoPro Hero Session. The Hero 5 Session you can, but you'd need the mic adapter which is roughly $50 on top of the cost of the camera. The battery life is also not great so you would also need to mount a power bank too!
Thanks for the input I am planning on using a stand alone microphone for quality reasons so the microphone is not an issue. The battery life is a bit concerning but a power bank is an option. But for that price worth it or nah?
 

Code4Moto

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I'd buy a Session on the spot if it wasn't for the pricy mic adapter. I'd rather not faff with both a camera and audio recorder when touring so it's out because of that.
The editing for me isnt really and issue. If thats the only reason you say no a decent recorder with a camera is a normal production set up (for what im used to). How long do you average on recording.
 
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How long do you average on recording.
About an hour for regular vlogs, which is what I used to do. This year I want to do more long distance riding and for that I need to be able to fire up and record on the fly. Going for rides only because I need a vid that week isn't what I'm looking to do.
 

Code4Moto

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Mar 24, 2018
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About an hour for regular vlogs, which is what I used to do. This year I want to do more long distance riding and for that I need to be able to fire up and record on the fly. Going for rides only because I need a vid that week isn't what I'm looking to do.
Thanks for the input its much appreciated. The platform im setting up is more the hour riding due to limitations on time I may just take the leap and see how it works. The mounting options seem endless
 

RuckinScot

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I have an older original session I use as a secondary camera. The battery life on them is pretty good. Better than the regular GoPro I think. The problem is you can’t swap out batteries. So a power bank is definfely a must. I like having a removable battery so I can keep spares. I do like the ease and simplicity of it though.
 
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Percy

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Not sure if you ever went with the Session but I'll throw in here that I ride with 2 Session 5's. I actually replaced my Hero 4 Silver with the second session a few weeks ago. It's a great setup and I now have more consistent color grading since I have 2 cameras with the same sensor and firmware.

The Session is much more convenient for me and power has not been a problem. I just use the one-touch button when I want to record then again when I don't need footage. It also makes for a cleaner mount on the helmet.
 

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