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Personally I think it's no better. The sample. Vids of the so called 2x sharper videos I find hard to believe. At first I was pissed I had just bought a gopro days ago but now I'm glad especially as you can have the wifi remote with it
The lights on all sides will actually be helpful, no more getting stupid shots of your face when you check to see if its recording or not!
being able to attach a mic might be handy for lots of people
other than that, i cant see it not being too much of a camera over the old one. When it comes down to it, its an auto-exposure camera - image quality may be good, but there only so much you can do wwith it. With that being said, I love mine! haha
looking like a solid improvement, but the gopro hd is already a very good camera (for its intended use, not trying to compare to a traditional video camera). I like the continued support for the original hd, and I like that the hd is cheaper. The angle of view feature seems coo, but I would be hesitant to try it without an lcd bacpac, at least the first time (but thats just because i'm used to my hd). It does seem like the 960 people are getting a little short changed with how they cant use any accessories, it would be nice if they could use the lcd and battery, because even thought I am generalizing here, typically the less experienced filmers, who could benefit from the lcd, get the 960. I like the direction they are going in with it, and though there are more megapixels, line skipping has never been an issue. the new interface looks cool, the one thing I am sort of mixed about is all the new options. While they are cool, one thing that was nice about the gopro was that you just select 1080/30 or 720 60, hit record, and go. I think that if they put too many options, people may see it as more of a regular camera that is waterproof etc, and not a dedicated one. I would rather it does one thing really well, than adding more mediocre features. I think right now the features are good, but I don't think they should be adding a ton more. /to much coffee rant