try to use a m43 as an action video cam gopro alternative?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by bob13bob, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. bob13bob

    bob13bob New to Mu-43

    Jul 6, 2011
    any one try? I'm thinking about it.
  2. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    I've tried it with limited success. It depends on what sport, it doesn't work if you have to have it strapped to yourself (like snowboarding or surfing) because it's just too big and heavy. if you're putting it on something else large like a motorcycle it works great but you do have to practice a bit to get the right setup.

    You're going to have to rig up certain things yourself though like an exteranal timelapse thingy, or a long distance shutter cable, camera mounts etc.

    It's a lot of effort which the gopro provides all for you, but the image / picture quality is worth it if you're into it.
  3. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    Honestly, the GoPro3 just works in that capacity, and has a darned good image, and is a lot more durable than any m43 camera I've used. Also most likely cheaper once you add any lens to any body.
  4. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    The small size and ruggedness of the GoPro would exclude the use of even the smallest m43 body in most cases.
  5. arson519

    arson519 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2013
    the only thing would be mount m43 to a car