GitUp G3 Duo (Git3)
First of all, the new camera won’t be called Git3. GitUp named their camera G3 Duo – because of a special feature – it’s the first 1080p + 1080p dual camera. Besides the main camera body, that looks similar to Git2, there is a second “slave” camera attached to the main camera via USB cable. The slave camera is an optional feature, so you can use the “main camera” on its own. Let’s take a look at the specs:
GitUp G3 Duo Specs
right, the camera has two parts with two different lenses. The main camera features the 12 MP Sony IMX117 sensor, well known from GoPro Hero4 black, Firefly 8s, SJCAM SJ7 or Thieye T5.
The slave camera module features a Sony IMX323 sensor, which is just a 2MP sensor, but still enough for a full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps.
In contrast Git2 uses as 16 MP Sony IMX206 sensor, Git2P a 16 MP Panasonic MN34120PA.
G3 Duo uses a Novatek NT96663 processor; Git2 as well as Git2P use the Novatek NT96660 processor.
Two different lenses are used: Main camera holds a f2.8 5G+2G aspherical lens with 170° FOV. I don’t know if there will be a 90° camera similar to Git2P.
Slave camera uses a f1.8 6G lens with 135° FOV – very light sensitive!
Frame Rates & Resolutions
Currently I’m not sure which resolutions and frame rates will be available. Due to the specs (Sony IMX117 sensor & Novatek 96663 processor) I guess:
- 4K – 24 fps (interpolated)
- 1080p – max. 60 fps (max. 30fps in dual camera mode)
- 720p – max. 120 fps
Of course G3 Duo will feature image stabilisation, a key feature of Git2 which showed excellent results. I can’t wait to see what GitUp did and how they improved it further.
GitUP G3 Duo will feature a 2″ touch display. The picture below shows the 1080p + 1080p PiP feature:
Battery has 1200 mAh, that’s about the same as Hero5 and a little less than YI 4K. In contrast to Git1 and Git2 which used a 950mAh battery it an improvement. Currently I don’t know which shape it will have.
Connectivity & Ports
G3 Duo features wifi to connect with Git App for Android or iOS,
and Bluetooth to connect with the remote controller (optional accessory).
There is a mini USB port for charging, A/V output and external microphone,
a microHDMI port for HD video output,
and it seems a second mini USB port for either the slave camera or an external GPS tracker.
And of course a micro SD card slot.
On the bottom there is also a 1/4″ standard photo tripod thread for mounting without case.
Dimension & Weight:
According to GitUp the camera will be larger than Git2, almost the size of GoPro Hero5 black.
Currently I’m not sure what is included in the Pro Packaging. I expect similar content as Git2: Underwater Case and some mounts.
Hence I got some infos on the optional accessories:
- Slave Camera – as mentioned at the beginning the second camera will be an optional extra and will cost about 50 USD.
- GPS Module – with the external GPS tracker you can record the data – more on that later.
- Skeleton Case – to mount either Slave camera or GPS tracker, there is a case with openings at the port (also of external mic e.g)
- Bluetooth Remote Controller – there will be a new remote controller.
As previously posted by GitUp on their Facebook channel, G3 Duo will feature GPS recording. Since we know about the ports, an external track will be needed, similar to MGCOOL Explorer 2C camera. In contrast GoPro Hero5 black records GPS internally which can be displayed within the video later on. You just have to activate the graphics in GoPro’s Desktop Editing Software – here’s the workflow described.
Following image shows a photo posted by GitUp testing GPS and an ad image hinting the graphic overlay data:
Picture in Picture
2 video files, each 1080p 30fps from main and slave camera, are recorded on the main camera. You can use both of the video files individually for editing. playback on the camera will be picture-in-picture as shown in the photo above.
Since I’m currently not sure about one key information – real 4K or not – it’s hard to categorise G3Duo and to compare it with other models: Is it more like SJCAM SJ6 Legend or the new YI Lite Action Camera which offers a touch screen but not 4K. Or more comparable to SJCAM SJ7 Star or YI 4K which offer real 4K and touch screen.
Well, the slave camera is definitely a unique feature and I’m curious which output files will be available. Otherwise 2 action cams would do the job as well, at a little larger size. Certainly you have to synch the footage in post production, but with two action cams you can get two 4K streams.
Can’t wait to test it – stay tuned.
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Retailer / Price Comparison
Git 2 – Comparison:
Git2 – 170° FOV
Git2P – 170° FOV