This is a short and slightly crude comparison of 1080p 25fps output from the Canon XF100 and 720p 50fps output upscaled in Premiere Pro. I wanted to see if the 1080p footage (2,073,600 pixels) really resolved much more detail than the footage which is flagged as 720p (921,600 pixels).
Rather late to the party, I have recently invested in a GoPro Hero 3+ camera. It provides a flexible and robust addition to anyone’s kit and will let you obtain footage when you just wouldn’t risk more expensive equipment or simply couldn’t access with more larger cameras. I decided to attach it to my car and attempt a simple round the block trip filming from different locations / camera angles on each trip.