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Twinfalls New Caledonia GR1
New Caledonia

Here we are at Twinfalls - our sphere image testing laboratory. This time I am testing my brand new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition action camera attached to the handle of my walking stick, using the WiFi remote to trigger the camera as I rotate the stick. 

You can, by looking at the adjacent images taken over the years, compare the results with GoPro Hero2 cameras, Canon 7D and even a Canon 5D. The Hero 2 did OK but was a real chore to get the colors to match between scenes and to get rid of the horrid noise in the sky typical of the Hero2. The Hero 3 had no issues at all and did a splendid job needing hardly any tweeking before stitching. 

After years of lugging a massive camera and even heavier tripod and pano head (all of which were VERY expensive) the teeny GoPro Hero3 atop the handle of my walking stick is a delight (and not very expensive at all). Not only does it take terrific images, it also is really easy to poke into different positions to get unusual angles and perspectives. 

Copyright: Richard chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11552x5776
Uploaded: 14/01/2013
Updated: 26/05/2014
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Tags: twin falls; waterfall; carenage river; river; wilderness; new caledonia; gopro; hero3
  • Frank Taylor over 1 year ago
    How many shots do you take with this camera Richard? I'm considering getting one since you say its so much easier.
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