The GoPro Vs. iPro At Disneyland

Sally and I are back at Disneyland to enjoy the Dot Com Lifestyle, and that gives me a chance to do some videos with the GoPro Hero2. I was here less than a month ago filming the happiest place on earth with the iPro Lense System for the iPhone, so this will be a good comparison.

The GoPro Hero2 cost $100 more than the iPro Lens, but it has one huge advantage. The video quality on the GoPro fall exceeds the video quality of the iPhone. Also, the GoPro offers a 170-degree of view in both photos and videos. By comparison, the fisheye lens in the iPro offers only 120-degree FOV in video and 160-degree in photo.

The Hero2 is about the size of the iPro handle grip, so it won’t take up anymore room in your jacket or laptop bag. I was testing the motorsports edition which comes with a suction cup mount. This mount proved extremely useful at the Magic Kingdom, allowing me to film from angles and places that would be impossible with the iPro.

Below is the GoPro video from the Disneyland trip. Below that is the iPro video from the previous trip. Both videos are embedded with the new Viewbix player.

GoPro Hero2 170-degree FOV Photo Samples

iPro 160-degree FOV Fisheye


9 thoughts on “The GoPro Vs. iPro At Disneyland”

  1. Saron Cohen says:

    Wow! The GoPro looks really good compared to the iPro. So much sharper and the colors really pop.

  2. faisal says:

    GoPro battery is terrible, specially the Hero 2..

    1. John Chow says:

      I ran out of memory before I ran out of battery during the Disneyland shoot. Haven’t noticed any battery problems.

  3. Kathy says:

    I was so busy laughing with your little girl and just enjoying how much she was enjoying Disneyland that I forgot to pay attention the quality of the camera!

  4. Jacob says:

    Hey John, I’ve been trying to break through lately with some SEO on the GoPro and its been slow going but looks promising. Their branding is sick.

  5. Donte says:

    that camera is awesome and looks like you and your daughter had loads of fun. Where were you on the last shot of the pool with the sand? One of the disney hotels? I’d love to take my wife and daughter there.

    1. John Chow says:

      That was at the Woodbridge Beach Club in Irvine. It’s a man made beach next to a man made lake.

  6. DylanC says:

    Looks like you had quite a lot of fun over there. And managed to make a couple of videos for your blog to boot. Awesome stuff.

  7. Serginho says:

    Really nice. I was in Florida once when I visited the US but never managed to go to Disneyland. Now, I have a daughter, and she is 19 months – I hope I can manage to come to Disneyland with her in the future.

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