Silver's a better value and less bug prone. Check the extra features of the black edition and most people will not make use of most of them for $100 extra, especially not the 4K at 15 fps. Also read reviews on Black edition problems even after firmware updates.
I think he/she means that costs such as labor, utilities, rent, shipping, advertising, sponsorships, and r&d shouldn't be passed on to the consumers. Thanks op. repped.
Of course that's calculated into their pricing. How else is a business suppose to make a profit and stay competitive? Who cares what their margin of mark up is, if the market value is at 350~ and clearly people are buying them...
That's like complaining about Nike selling you sneakers for 200$+ when it cost them 2$ dollars to make. If people buy them at that price, then the price is right. If you don't agree, don't buy it. I don't mean to be rash, but this should be common sense, no?
I've had no problems with my GoPro Black. I use it for autocross on 2 cars (One car is dual driven), connected to wifi. 12-18 runs are recorded in one day on a 16gb class 10 card (720@30 or 720@60).
It is connected via WiFi to a tablet the whole time and we go through one battery per driver. We use Solostorm in conjunction with the GoPro app, video is stopped/started automatically, the camera is turned off when we turn off logging in Solostorm.
As for the bad, as you will see everywhere, the battery life just plain sucks, no 2 ways about it. Even if you take short videos and power the thing off in between with the remote it will still suck down the battery as just having the wifi enabled on the camera sucks it down. With power 'off' but wifi on the battery will go dead over night.
YES, you MUST buy extra batteries for this camera as the one in the camera will always be dead when you want to use it. And you can NOT plug in a external power supply unless you buy a different case (or drill holes in the included one which kills the waterproof capability). I don't understand why the power connector isn't in the back where you could connect with the included "open air" back plate. Instead you have to use an entirely different case sold separately of course.
I wanted to do a long time lapse, only got an hour before the battery died, pretty useless...
Also the external mic input is gone, you have to use a usb dongle which is a bad setup. Earlier models you could just plug in an external mic (like from your helmet) directly. Again you can't plug it in with the included case...
Finally as I expected, but was hoping it would work, the wifi remote, iphone app, etc. does NOT work in any water. I wanted to be able to put the camera in just a couple inches of water and start recording from above the water and view preview. The water kills the WiFI signal even with camera body 1/2 under water.
And not a big deal but the dust cover for the usb/memory is small, thin, and not attached. Lost mine within an hour....
Did you have to pay tax? Because if you did, this is a better deal for me then doing the Sports Authority coupon method.
If you didn't pay tax and got it for $320... where did you buy it?
Even if tax was 10%, we're still talking $352 vs $350 with the main difference that one is an authorized retailer (Sports Authority) and the other is not. Good luck dealing with "dailysteals" if you have an issue.
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