Reviews and Problems with GoPro HD HERO2 Motorsports
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D. Andrews, Amazon
19 August 2013
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.
Summary: I had purchased the original GoPro HERO camera in 2011. It had audio recording issues and I sent it back to GoPro for repair. The one that was returned to me still had the exact same issue. When they came out with the new HERO2, I just sold the first one and bought this one thinking that perhaps they had refined the microphone. It also has audio recording problems.
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.
Summary: I purchased my GoPro Hero 2 new from Play-It-Again Sports in Wasilla, AK during the month of November 2012. I purchased this camera on the recommendation of a friend who said that the image quality was superior to the ContourHD camera I had been using previously. I tried using the camera a few times in Alaska but never could get it to work. When I got the camera and my motorcycle back to Mississippi I tried to use the camera again with no success.
Summary: This camera is designed to be rugged (when encased) and hard to use, and I am a photographer by trade. The button that turns it ON is the same as the button that changes modes. Dumb design. This means you are often taking the time to shift back to "video" or whatever when all you wanted was to turn it on and shoot. This mode shift is not a quick process. Turning it on and off requires a very hard, deliberate push that you have to hold for some time.
Summary: I bought my 3rd GoPro Motorsport edition, Wifi BacPac in June of 2012. Initially it worked really well, until GoPro released an update for the camera in Oct. of 2012. After updating this camera 4-5 times over the course time between june-oct I had become very familiar with the bizarre process... Then in october when the new update was released giving funtcionality for the app, I was excited. The update bricked my camera, after contacting support the same day...
Great video until it dies, terrible customer support
S. Taylor, Amazon
10 November 2012
Summary: I bought three of the Go Pro Hero 2's for aviation, diving and motorsport apps. They work really well, until they don't. One died after a firmware upgrade at month 6 after probably 15 uses. It received a firmware upgrade, now the camera will freeze completely while cycling modes or power. It is completely inoperative now. The other two cameras randomly quit working in the middle of filming HD video. We've swapped SD cards and it didn't fix the problem.
Summary: This is the 2nd time I've bought this camera. The first time, the camera had all kinds of problems so I returned it (different company) and got my money back. Being that I still wanted the camera, I bought it from this company. The camera was shipped quickly and I followed ALL of the directions as soon as I received it. All to no avail. All the problems that I had with the 1st camera came with the second camera. 1.
Summary: Bought this brand new over a week ago and out of the box it did not work. I contacted Gopro about it being brand new and not turning on several times and they wont respond so instead of going through a warrenty process I have to return it. Yes I know you may ask about the memory card, its a class 10 transend, formated or new didnt matter, battery also new charged all the way, no bent prongs no nothing wrong just out of the box its a dud.
Summary: If you like fake looking video with a constant fish eye look, mediocre sound, no viewfinder, short battery life, an unintuitive user interface and a price tag that's twice what it should be, then look no further. It's a cool idea, but Go Pro is just trying to dump as many of these substandard cameras as possible before a company like Sony or Panasonic comes along with a much better version. Wait it out...