I’ve been researching POV cameras for the last few days now, actually studying each cameras video footage on YouTube.
I have finally come to my own conclusion what’s the best POV camera for fishing. My four star vote goes to the GoPro HD camera. While the GoPro isn’t as sleek and comfortable like the Countour HD Camera, it makes up for that loss in the video footage.
The GoPro HD camera blows all the rest away in resolution, true looking colors, field of view (FOV), and memory storage. There’s no POV camera that gives the video quality the GoPro gives. And when it comes to editing the video, GoPro’s techs made it easy as it outputs in MP4 format. The easiest and most compatible format for video editing software.
It doesn’t stop there, the POV camera is totally water proof with it’s weather proof housing. So if you catch a fish, you can dip the camera down into the water to get some video footage of the fish fighting, now is that cool or what? And unlike the others that give off wind distortion, the GoPro doesn’t do that. You could go 60mph in you boat and it still sounds pretty clear. And if you want, you can actually take HD stunning photos as well as HD video.
When it comes to recording the video, the GoPro HD camera can record in 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 frames per second. The 720p at 60fps if more for capturing the fish jump out of the water, then you can go back to the GoPro video editing software and see how it looks in slow motion. Mega cool or what?
The battery times isn’t that great, it’s about 2.5 hours, but that’s the average rate for small POV cameras like this. Up above I showed you picture of what the head mount looks like. Like I said before, it’s not as aerodynamic as the Contour HD camera, personally I wouldn’t sacrifice video quality for looks. Might look funny wearing one of these on top of your head, but they won’t be laughing after they see your sweet videos.
And if you’re totally against the GoPro strap, pick up the HatCam hat and the tripod mount from the GoPro store, and you’ll be able to mount the GoPro HD camera right on the HatCam hat. Making the camera look a lot more cooler, rather then just wearing a strap on your head. Knowing how sunny and sun burnt you can get out on the lake, I personally would prefer wearing a baseball hat. For more information about the GoPro HD camera, I attached the specs of the amazing camera to the left.