I don't really want to spend more than $500 or so, but i wouldn't mind getting a camera to film some stuff and make some little edits again. I was inspired by seeing some GoPro footage… it's amazing how cheap cameras are now.
I like the idea of the wide angle lens on the GoPro, but are they good for anything other than helmet-cam or close up type shots? I'd be using it to film snowboarding and bmx. It's so cheap that it will probably be my choice regardless, but I'm wondering if the footage is decent beyond 6-10ft? Are there any other cheap cameras I should consider?