There had been a number of emails from GoPro offering deals on cameras and I got a little twitchy. But then I noticed that they were still pretty dear. A wee browse on Trade Me brought up all sorts of things including a Garmin Virb Ultra 30.
As you can see it's roughly the same size as my GoPro 3 and the neat thing is that its case is compatible with all my GoPro mounts...
And its got a screen - a touchscreen too!
Different knobs on top. Flicking the lever on the right (and it worked with my gloves) starts the camera up and recording. Pressing it takes a photo.
Time to mount it up and go for a ride.
|Inside its case|
|Still get the same buttons through the case|
Sunday was another hot day and I sweated my way at very ummm, sedate speeds over the Track and Saddle before puttering home to edit the video and add some data overlays. First attempt:
Not too bad eh? I'm a bit unimpressed with the interference at the start of the video where I give the Connie a couple of revs but I've had similar on other cameras - GoPro's seem to not have this problem.
On one write-up I read that the image stabilisation on the Virb is not marvellous. I didn't have it on for this ride but I'm wondering how the camera will fare on the Tenere when we're pounding gravel? I wonder how I can find out that...
Anyway, just for a giggle here's a bit more video showing what it's like to ride the Saddle these days...far too many vehicles on my track...Some nice views though.