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beokabatukaba wrote:I'm an amateur skier from Minnesota. I bought this during its last sale on Woot to use on a trip I take to Utah every year. I got back from that trip just a couple of days ago and my verdict is that the camera is a great buy for someone who isn't interested in making super high quality/professional video. This camera's main flaws are its white balance/low light issues and lack of a power button on the remote. At least in snowy landscapes, it doesn't always get the best perception on the snow if the weather isn't just right. However, I'm still satisfied with its performance elsewhere. The audio is definitely poor quality, but there's not much to hear anyway in a lot of 'action' type scenarios. You'll get roughly twice the performance for 4x the price with a GoPro Hero Black edition, making this a much bigger bang for your buck. I would say its performance is comparable to somewhere between the Hero 1 and Hero 2/Hero 3 white version.
I made a video of a jump in my backyard recently that displays its performance in many different scenarios: in the case, out of the case, 1080 30fps, 720 30fps, 720 60fps, low light, sunny, timelapse, etc. Check it out if you want a decent idea of how well it performs.
You probably can still get some skiing in TODAY in MN!
Like Lake Wobegon, but without the lake.