Wanted to test the "pro low-light performance" of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. Turned off the living room lights and compared the Samsung Note camera with the GoPro,
Huge difference. But it's video I'm really interested in, so went out for a night drive. Also wanted to see if the skeleton housing with the open back improved sound. And this time, I'd mount it on the door panel not window.
Just had the car waxed so I was worried the suction cup would just slide off but it held fine. Again, the GoPro app with the live preview was invaluable.
Allowed me to start the camera and from inside the car and confirm the camera was mounted correctly.
This time I would record in 60 fps instead of 48 fps like last time. Not sure if that matters since I end up uploading it to YouTube.
Did the skeleton housing improve the sound? I think so. You can hear the exhaust a little
but once I got to about 40-50 mph you can see how the sound is just noise. Here's a little brake test and you can hear the little chirp,
As for the low light performance, it's not bad. Here's a little clip going from relatively dark freeway exit to ambient city light,
I'm pretty happy with the night time low light performance and the skeleton housing seems to help with the sound.