Originally Posted by EdJodi
We have an upcoming trip to Alaska from NC and our son-in-law suggested we get a GoPro camera and mount in the Rv. Sounds interesting and apparently we can use hand held mount as well. Has anyone tried this? What kind of results did you get?
Very familiar with GoPro cameras from 10 years of long-distance motorcycle touring. As one poster responds: They chew up batteries when left to run.
Yes, they have great resolution and clarity that a dashcam can't match. They also can be plunged underwater when you catch that huge trout! Ask me how I know. The versatility of time lapse photography is great too. Especially as sunset/sunrise. Tons of Mounts, etc.
But they can't match a great high res DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. As another poster said "buy a good telephoto lens".
But the real key beyond equipment is going to be in your editing. You don't specifically mention what you'll do with the footage, but I can guess.
Lots of clips don't just magically become the Happily Ever Hanks. It takes a real dedication to the keyboard and screen to produce magic out of your clips. Plan on a budget for a MacBook or good editing software to really make a good show. Best of luck and enjoy the road.