Summary: So you know what the Hero is all about, mounting an indestructable camera in weird places to film you doing fun stuff. Personally, I use it for auto racing, snorkling, mountain biking, ski/snowboarding, etc. The Hero does all of that great, but the video quality is poor. My first impression after using it for only a few days was that low light, dynamic range, sharpness, all left a lot to be desired.
Like the 1080p in daylight, but definitely requires good lighting
macfawlty "macfawlty", Amazon
20 July 2011
Summary: This is a unique little camera and I like the idea. The 1080p video format is the biggest selling point. The image quality is quite nice in daylight. The colors look pretty good and fairly good saturation. The footage captured from a helmet cam is shakier than what you see on the web site. They must have smoothcam'd it in post to get it more steady (a disclaimer is probably necessary).
Summary: I had to return my GoPro after only a few recordings, after a couple weeks it developed some strange electrical problem. It began after the camera apparently shorted out when I connected it to my laptop via USB, which is something Ive never seen before. After that it would only power on if you pulled the battery out and put it back in, and would not charge via laptop or turn on when connected.
Summary: Drift HD - Contour Roam - Go Pro Hero2 HD - I Have owned all three of these but have been disappointed. I really can't understand how they can justify these being Hi Definition when the video quality is not crisp in any of them. I do have high expectations and when a camera costs around £200 you want it to meet your requirements. Below is a small review of each.