Reviews and Problems with GoPro HD HERO2 Motorsports
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The GoPro Hero 2 is still as good or perhaps better than 3+
Ravi Iyer, Amazon
22 December 2013
Summary: I bought the GoPro Hero 2 couple of years back for shooting vehicles and we've used it in almost all our out door shoots. The lens angle is a bit of a let down - but that's a problem with all GoPro cameras. The colour density can be worked on in post and the camera can take a few knocks. My original housing got scratched when I used it underwater on one of my snorkelling trips and I've replaced it with the dive housing.
Summary: I really needed another GoPro and I figured since my HERO1 has always worked so well an improved model would be even better, right? Wrong! This camera, for whatever reason, constantly freezes up. I have tried many things to get it to work properly, to include: 1) different SD cards 2) upgraded firmware 3) different battery 4) different settings. Nothing seems to help and no matter what I do it freezes up.
Arrived with a screw missing and rattling around inside the electronics
5 June 2013
Summary: Purchased 6/2013 for $386 total. The first thing I noticed is the camera rattled when I moved it around. I also noticed that one of the four screws in the battery compartment that hold the camera together was missing. Putting 2+2 together, I surmised that the missing screw was rattling around inside the body of the camera.
it's an investment on memories -- whether by land, sea, or air...have fun.
27 March 2013
Summary: As you have seen from hundreds of "ThatWebsites" Hero2 videos, by now you know the quality of both the picture and sound. There are many more video and camera options than anticipated so this is a nice value to a compact camera. This model I purchased was a used version and included both the "Wi-Fi BackPack and Remote", both which I would highly recommend as you can add an app to your phone developed by GoPro to wirelessly connect to your camera and control what seems to...
Summary: I got this camera for Christmas 2012 and just now (Mar. 2013) got around to using it. Well, trying to use it. It locks up randomly when trying to shoot video or connecting to the PC. I have to pull the battery to get it back. I've tried all the recovery methods and nothing has helped. It will work fine for several videos and then lock up, or lock up on the first try after pulling the battery. Don't count on their unresponsive customer "service" either.
Summary: I had this camera, then bought the wifi bacpac and the camera and wifi would not work together. I updated the firmware and it broke the camera. After weeks working with gopro I mailed it to them which they sent me one back. This would not work with the wifi bacpac, it was unable to read the version of firmware on the camera...an hour later of plugging in, cycling the power, reformating my sd card it then deterimined the camera needed a firmware update.
Item was supposed to be new... got a refurbished one. BEWARE of DBROTH
Allen D. Aleshire, Amazon
19 February 2013
Summary: I purchased the camera in July last year. It worked great until a few days ago. It stopped working and would not turn on. I contacted GoPro and they say there is supposed to be a sticker on the inside of the camera with a serial number. There was no sticker. I purchased from Amazon through a reseller "DBROTH". I am having problems getting warranty work because of this. The camera appears to be a refurbished. I am trying to work through GoPro...
Summary: Pictures and video are great for outdoors or sunny days. Expect low quality for night / foggy days. The camera is really simple, but the size is excellent, really fits in your hand. The motorsports suction cup is great to attach to smooth metalic surfaces, I used it on my motorcycle, and it didn't fell off, plus the video was great. For the price is a good buy.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas present for my husband. My husband is in the fire academy and has enjoyed documenting his training. The quality of the videos he has taken is amazing!! He has attached it to his helmet as well as the fire engine itself. It has been easy for him to upload his videos and still pictures to our computer and television with the memory card.