I'm looking at getting a GoPro or similar, mainly for recording kayak trips. My local Clas Ohlson has the Hero 7, 8 and 9, with the 7 being about half the price of the 9. I find the options somewhat bewildering.
The kayak has a near-permanent list, which varies depending on exactly where in it my fat ass is located. I understand that some models can compensate for that automatically and level the image? What about stabilisation, etc.?
If I buy a 7, am I going to be disappointed? Should I be looking at another brand altogether?
Realistically, how many hours of operation am I likely to get out of these things with a standard (probably knock-off) battery?
Does anyone here have experience of being out in the wilds with one of these things for extended periods, and if so, how do you go about managing batteries, footage, etc.?
Advice on mounts, etc., is also appreciated. It's an inflatable kayak but I do have a firmish rubber attachment point (currently has a totally useless grab rope going through it, could probably take a decent bolt). Selfie stick on that, head mount, chest mount? I can imagine the chest mount being full of hands and paddle and not being much use, but have no real idea...
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