Our daughter is going to undertake a 3 month trip to Ethiopia as part of her school education to help start-up a school project there. In her spare time, she would like to visit the surroundings and keep some kind of a video diary. Something worth watching years later.

  • Can anyone share some experience about what video equipment worked for them. No Internet access required imo.
  • Is something like a GoPro recommended or did a small camera worked best for you?
  • What where your considerations when deciding between a GoPro or a small camera?
  • I only know about GoPro and/or small camera but perhaps there's something easier?

I'm no traveler by any means but I would expect following to be important

  • Battery life
  • Recording time
  • Robustness
  • Weight
  • Ease of use
  • and off course video quality


I have massaged the question a bit trying to clear up some of the confusion. If this is still a better fit for another site (like https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/), I'll repost there but the question is as much about the material used as about soliciting some first hand experience while traveling.

closed as off-topic by blackbird, CMaster, CGCampbell, Michael Hampton, Karlson Jul 25 '16 at 20:37

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    This might (I don't fully understand what's on topic there) be a better question for hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com. – Zach Lipton Jul 25 '16 at 19:27
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a question about video equipment, not travel – CMaster Jul 25 '16 at 19:29
  • @CMaster What might be on topic is internet access in Ethiopia. – Peter M Jul 25 '16 at 19:30
  • Also, what camera are you thinking of that is smaller than a GoPro? (I know they exist, but they tend to be toys, not actually useful for anything) – CMaster Jul 25 '16 at 19:31
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    I do feel that this could be turned into a decent travel question with the some appropriate massaging of the text. – Berwyn Jul 25 '16 at 19:46