Shimano Camera – a New Camera – Trying to Steal the Leading Spot from GoPro

I like my GoPro camera!  I like it a lot!  It comes with me on bike rides and (no matter how rare) goes with me in the water snorkeling or otherwise exploring interesting to see places….I got my first GoPro camera in 2012 and soon after that added this entry on the blog…and since then I have used it well.  

But now there is a new contender for the primo spot of the lightweight compact ease to use sports cameras — NO, I am not talking about a Sony camera, but about Shimano!  Would you have imagined??? I did not expect it – but yes – Shimano has a new camera

Shimano POV camera    

The camera has some great characteristics that caught my attention quickly:

  • waterproof operation down to 10-meters of water 
  • ability to interface with your Android or IOS device !  For both playback and controls 
  • 2-hours battery life — that is one aspect of the GoPro camera I have which is not something I find satisfactory – a very short battery life.  The 2 hours of the Shimano one appear better.

So overall this camera is not a bad choice for those of you who have not decided on one yet.

GoPro Camera — The New Hero3 is Here…

The GoPro camera — Hero3 is finally being released !   Yes, this is (in my opinion) the best camera for the biking crowd – it is durable and simple to use.  And of course, the main advantage it offers is its versatility and applicability via accessories to all of us who want to include the camera as part of the treks we take whether on the road or off the road in the mountains / fields.


Go Pro Hero3 new camera


The new GoPro camera — Hero 3 come with built-in Wi-Fi, 4K video resolution (1440p black version, 1080p on white and silver versions), 12 mp stills (black version) and is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous GoPro Hero2 version.



Overall an amazing feat of engineering!

I am looking forward to owning one of these and taking some excellent video of various trails….

And of course – you can purchase the camera from — I guess still those are being pre-ordered….Here is the link, and of course the accessories necessary to attach the camera to your bike:


The camera is really producing amazing video — here are the specs and of course a sample video from the GoPro Web site:

  • Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
  • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
  • GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

These(on the left) are the specs that make the Hero3 Cameras so great…

Here is the link to the GoPro Camera