GoPro vs Action Cam – Polar Plunge Edition

Last year, I did the Polar Plunge for the first time, in support of Special Olympics Alberta. I just so happened to have a new-ish action cam to test out at the time, and got some fun footage as I jumped into the frozen depths of Arbour Lake.

This year, I once again took the plunge (and raised about six hundred dollars in the process), but I had a new camera to test – my new GoPro Hero5 Session.

I thought, there’s no better way to compare the quality of footage than to do the same event again, and see how the shots compare.

Obviously, the GoPro has a better resolution, better sound, more robust waterproofing, and a higher possible frame rate. But it also costs a lot more, and for the price, you would expect the cheaper action cam to fare a heck of a lot worse!

That being said, the old action cam is now relegated to a backup, and the GoPro is going to be my primary “active” camera going forward!

Mini Sports HD Action Camera
Canadian link: http://amzn.to/2CK3NsB
US Link: http://amzn.to/2GKuq3a

GoPro HERO5 Session
Canadian link: http://amzn.to/2osH9AN
US Link: http://amzn.to/2BO8gOd

Special Olympics Alberta:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/DonationPage.aspx?eventid=224593&langpref=en-CA

Haven’t subscribed yet? Do it now! You won’t regret it!
https://www.youtube.com/Reviewyca?sub_confirmation=1

My Latest:
New Diet Coke Flavours – Taste Test: https://youtu.be/2Fi_MY0-ANw

My Greatest:
I Beat* The World’s Fastest Cow: https://youtu.be/jtGdXpO1VzM
The Truth About Inflatable Hammocks: https://youtu.be/Ym_ZYvhf5_0
Make Your Own $4 Green Screen: https://youtu.be/hZadLF5nIJ0
Google Home Review For Canadians: https://youtu.be/i0XDD-GZfGc
When Okamoto Crown Condoms Break: https://youtu.be/owR6hSSHAH8
Knee Walker vs Skate Park (Amazon Review): https://youtu.be/XNJes4WXENI
My Squirrel Call Brings All The Squirrels To The Yard (Amazon Review): https://youtu.be/z_0bHMCIlXA

My Gear List:
My main camera: https://goo.gl/cn20wJ
My phone: https://goo.gl/LnJuBS
My primary lighting: https://goo.gl/u6W7EB
My action camera: https://goo.gl/S7rmJd
My audio: a 10-year-old digital recorder
My tripod: https://goo.gl/v4e5SI
My software: http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/premiere.html
My green screen: https://youtu.be/hZadLF5nIJ0

Follow Me:
Website: http://www.reviewy.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reviewyca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reviewyca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reviewyca
Amazon: https://goo.gl/5xbbp9
Redbubble: https://goo.gl/W01ai8

Want Better Stats For Your YouTube Channel?
Check out TubeBuddy: https://www.tubebuddy.com/reviewy

Want to buy me a coffee?
http://ko-fi.com/reviewy

Send Me Things To Review:
Reviewy McReviewface
PO BOX 99900 FD 408 379
RPO BEDDINGTON
CALGARY AB T3K 0Y3

Please note, anything you send will not be returned. I am always happy to feature new products in my videos, but I don’t guarantee that everything I receive will be featured. Please contact me directly if you have questions or want to discuss a possible review!

Please follow and like us: