Through a stroke of weird luck with my cell phone provider, I got a GoPro Session 4 for pretty cheap a few weeks ago. I finally got a chance to play with it a bit at the pool and took some videos of me rolling while at the Friday night Pool Practice at Optimist Pool in Raleigh.
Even though it is an older model, the quality is pretty good. It will remain to be seen how well the Session 4 holds up to use at the ocean, as it doesn’t use an enclosure, but is instead supposed to be water proof up to around 30 feet.
I am planning a multi-day kayak trip next month around the Portsmouth/Ocracoke area and am planning on bringing it with me to try to get some surf/ocean shots.
This is a shot from underwater of a couple onside kayak rolls:
From the Side
This is a shot from the side of a couple rolls…the last two are off-side rolls.
First Person Roll
This is a video of doing the roll with the camera on my helmet.