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Old 05-02-2017, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Feedback on Cube type cameras

I've been looking into getting a camera to mount to my marker. I'm become pretty dead set on one of the mini "cube" style cameras and am comparing between the Runcam 3, Polaroid Cube+, and GoPro Hero5 Session. My major concerns are video quality and durability, second priorities being battery life and audio quality. I'm not particularly concerned with still image capabilities.

I've watched the following two videos, mainly paying attention to the side by side footage comparisons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7u5DFfIMP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atGgxoSypf4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktPPVd0cmCk

The impression I'm getting is that the GoPro is higher priced due to having some features I don't really need, and kind of losing out in the categories that really matter. I'm struggling to find comparisons between the Polaroid and Runcam I think due to the age difference between the two. Which will have the better field of view for shooting paintball? I think stabilization would probably be good, does one do it better than the other? Which will give me better video quality?

Most of the games I'll be filming will be small quick pickup games on the rec field with pumps/semis and speedball practices. The camera will be turned on and off a lot to conserve battery and storage. It may see some limited big game/scenario use, but that's not going to be the main purpose.

I'm questioning a few knowledgeable friends as well, but I could definitely use any MCB input!
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've used a Runcam 2, which as far as I know, is roughly the same internals in a different form factor as the runcam 3. The picture quality is excellent, and if you want a few clips, I could see about some way of getting them to you (uncompressed, so you don't have to worry about what Youtube does to 1080p, which can be terrible). I really like it, and its good for the close range stuff. I'm still trying to see if I can mod one for a barrel zoom camera as well. I will say, I haven't noticed a lot of issues with video "jello" as they say, but I've got it on a "custom" made foam mount that I used with my older helmet, still trying to figure out a way to mount it on my Sly Profits.
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