We know many of you ride with video cameras on your bikes or person, and that many of those cameras are made by GoPro. So, we thought this news from the action camera brand would interest you a bit, as GoPro is starting a “trade-up” program for GoPro owners.
Starting this week, and for a limited time, existing GoPro owners can receive $100 off a new HERO5 Black, or $50 off a HERO5 Session when they trade-in any previous-generation GoPro Hero camera. Boom goes the dynamite.
GoPro has some fine print about how the trade-in program works, but essentially you sign-up for the trade-in, ship them your camera, and then they send you your new Hero5 ($300) or Hero5 Session ($250).
Episode 16 of the Two Enthusiasts Podcast is another jam-packed show, for your aural pleasure.
Quentin and myself cover some of the moto-specific releases from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), such as BMW’s HUD helmet and laser-power headlight, along with the advances Yamaha is making with its MotoBot project, and the future of wearables and personal video.
We also dive into a weighty discussion on the use of quickshifters on modern sport bikes, and how their use can affect the life of a motorcycles transmission.
We also find out that Quentin is a sucker for a good IPA, that Corona will never sponsor the show, and that I have perhaps spent too much time (and money) in West Hollywood. Also, King Leopold II of Belgium was kind of a jerk.
As always, you can listen to the show via the embedded SoundCloud player, after the jump, or you can find the show on iTunes (please leave a review) or this RSS feed. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well. Enjoy the show!
Here is a fun fact: pretty much every regular photographer you see on Asphalt & Rubber swings a Nikon camera for their craft – even this lowly author. This is probably because Nikon and Canon are the big names when it comes motorsport photography, so the odds workout pretty well on that account.
We have another reason to like Nikon’s cameras though, as the iconic photography brand is keen on getting into the action camera market.
Hoping to give GoPro et al a run for their money, Nikon at CES this week entered wearable video camera market with the Nikon KeyMission.
GoPro continues to find ways to take our hard-earned money, and today the action-sport video camera company has a new model for us: the GoPro Hero4 Session. The concept here is simple, take GoPro’s Hero4 video camera, and make it smaller in a form-factor.
This sort of progress should surprise no one with a basic understanding of Moore’s law, as we can expect company’s like GoPro to continue to make strives in making their products smaller and more powerful.
In the case of the GoPro Hero4 Session, the gains in size come with trade-offs in performance, as early reviewers suggest that the Hero4 Session has video capabilities just shy of the GoPro Hero4 Silver. All things considered though, that’s still a lot of power, now in a smaller footprint.