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    Is there a real noticable difference between the 4 and 5
    Brian Duff[br]1988 Mako 211-Sold [br]1991 Mako 231 special edition[br]2001 Yamaha 250 ox66[br]Toms River, NJ[br][br]

  • #2
    Don't know about the 4's... but I have a Hero 5 Session and a Hero 5 Black...

    Both have fantastic video quality and clarity...

    Haven't worked much with the Session, use the Black more for rear facing vids off the back of the boat.

    Battery life is not what I'd like to see but I get about 1.5 hours per battery on the Black doing constant record.

    A sample...if the link works...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tei0...&feature=share
    1992 211 w/175 OptiMax
    Glen Campbell, Pa.

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    • #3
      Glen, is that a special lens that makes the items close look normal and off in the distance looks so far away?
      [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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      • #4
        No special lens, just the one that came on it.

        I believe it is in the resolution setting in the setup on the camera...I think I have it set for wide angle - high resolution to catch the rods out to the side.
        1992 211 w/175 OptiMax
        Glen Campbell, Pa.

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        • #5
          Hey Brian..hows it going? I have a Hero 4 silver with the view finder screen. When I bought mine a few years ago the guy at the store told me that I only would need the 5 if I wanted to make feature films and there was a $150 difference between them at the time. Look at some of my videos on youtube. You should be able to find them using my name.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22P-3uxMGqY
          Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

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          • #6
            Hey Brian..hows it going? I have a Hero 4 silver with the view finder screen. When I bought mine a few years ago the guy at the store told me that I only would need the 5 if I wanted to make feature films and there was a $150 difference between them at the time. Look at some of my videos on youtube. You should be able to find them using my name.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22P-3uxMGqY
            Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

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            • #7
              that is a link to a video from a wreck here in nj in about 70' of water. The ones from the reef in the keys are awesome.
              Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

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              • #8
                There are significant differences between the two cameras but its more a matter of physical difference than a real difference in video performance.

                The Hero 4 requires an external case for water resistance or proofing. The Hero 5 is water tight on its own. If your main use is on the boat, then the 5 is easier to deal with. If you're diving then the 4 is the better option because you will be able to go deeper with a 4 than a 5. 120+ ft on 4 vs the 30 or so on the 5.

                The Hero 5 has a built in screen. This is huge in helping to frame shots and navigate menus. Hero 4 can get a screen but its an add on and the battery life suffers.

                The sensor is essentially the same. Shooting modes and frame rates are the same. Some prefer the 5 over the 4 but it is purely software enhancements to the video as opposed the big differences in resolution, for example.

                Ive had many actions cams in the past. Recently jumped to a Hero 6 from a pair of Hero 3+ units. Main reason is the big difference in video quality and frame rates available on the 6 over the much older 3s. I also really like the touch screen and menu navigation. Vastly better than the 3s. My main use for these though is video on cars.

                However getting back to your question.... Id go with the 5 from an ease of use option and built in touch screen. Easier to deal with, no cases to deal with, its just all around easier.
                Luis V.[br]1992 Mako 221B & 2018 Evinrude E-Tec G2 250 HO

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                • #9
                  There are significant differences between the two cameras but its more a matter of physical difference than a real difference in video performance.

                  The Hero 4 requires an external case for water resistance or proofing. The Hero 5 is water tight on its own. If your main use is on the boat, then the 5 is easier to deal with. If you're diving then the 4 is the better option because you will be able to go deeper with a 4 than a 5. 120+ ft on 4 vs the 30 or so on the 5.

                  The Hero 5 has a built in screen. This is huge in helping to frame shots and navigate menus. Hero 4 can get a screen but its an add on and the battery life suffers.

                  The sensor is essentially the same. Shooting modes and frame rates are the same. Some prefer the 5 over the 4 but it is purely software enhancements to the video as opposed the big differences in resolution, for example.

                  Ive had many actions cams in the past. Recently jumped to a Hero 6 from a pair of Hero 3+ units. Main reason is the big difference in video quality and frame rates available on the 6 over the much older 3s. I also really like the touch screen and menu navigation. Vastly better than the 3s. My main use for these though is video on cars.

                  However getting back to your question.... Id go with the 5 from an ease of use option and built in touch screen. Easier to deal with, no cases to deal with, its just all around easier.
                  Luis V.[br]1992 Mako 221B & 2018 Evinrude E-Tec G2 250 HO

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