Both the GoPros and HD Cams (Kodak Zi10) record in 1080P HD quality. Both have a LCD screen so a user can see what they are recording. The GoPros do have some advantages:
- better photo quality
- special photo modes - time lapse and burst
- better in low light
The lightweight, easy to use pro cam has the following advantages:
- optical zoom for crisp, clear close ups
- external boom microphone
- external light
- high quality video in low light settings
Here is a video comparing our cameras: https://youtu.be/_Av6f9RL-fY
GoPro sample with a drone. The scene you see at the very end of the first video (with the GoPro) is a good example of the low light capabilities of one camera versus the other. The HD cams would not have been able to capture that scene as well.
Here is a beautiful one with the HD cams:
Pro cam sample:
The GoPros come with 32GB memory cards and can hold about 2.5 hours of video each. The HD Cams come with 16GB and hold 2 hours of video. The pro cam holds 6 hours of video.