Summary: I bought this camera for a xmas gift and had it gift wrapped by Amazon - upon gift being received it had appeared that the GoPro packaging had been opened before due to the poor taping job and assembly which meant that it likely wasn't factory new.
Summary: I ordered it by mistake while I wanted GoPro Hero 2. Tried to contact the seller for a return, but no response at all. The product seemed also defective in that the recorded video was too dark indoors.
Summary: Doesn't work straight out of the box. I am using the Kingston Class 4 8GB card they recommend. You turn it on, hit the record shutter button and it acts like it's going to start recording, then it freezes up. You then have to remove the battery to turn it off.
Summary: I tried the camera the night before for a test run. Worked fine, but by time I got to the beach the next day, it wouldn't turn on. I tried all the suggestions and it never turned on again. There is a lot of discussions about this same problem.
Summary: Picked up at REI.. initially could not access the SEt menu.(LCD on the front, SEt is the setup menu).fiddled for about an hour could not / cannot change any SEttings or Modes..- repeated removing the battery and randomly pushing buttons (the published procedure does not work) finally got it to work...