Do NOT upgrade the software from GoPro site or you trash it.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: The camera worked fine until I upgraded the software per GoPro's site recommendation. These things "brick" once you do that. Google "gopro freeze after update" to read more but get the word out... DON'T update the software!
Summary: This would have been a great camera. It has some awesome features. However, it rarely works. Often times I will charge it for hours on end, only to unplug it and have it die right away. Sometimes it won't read the memory card.
Looked good..smelled good but crapped out after 14 months
F. E. Fleming, Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: Very upset camera dead after 14 months.....2 months past warranty. This camera has been in a protective camera case, never dropped and never exposed to any damaging weather. No one takes better care of their equipment than I do. It locks up and you can not use it.
Summary: This is brilliant. A company decides to put out a cheap, terrible camera, with no view finder or LCD screen like it is 1990 and charge you $300. Next the software is so crappy that the firmware upgrade bricked my unit within 20 minutes of owning the device. Total waste of time and money.
Summary: Love the go pro. I bought the " outdoor edition" which on Amazon said it came with head mount and a few more accessories. I received just the camera. When I asked about it with the shipper. I was informed I was wrong and I purchased just the camera. Which means I can't read English.
Summary: I am going to you a favor and write the review that I wish I had read before I had spent my money on the Hero 2. While the Hero 2 does come with a great set of accessories that allow it to be incredibly versatile it does have one MAJOR flaw.
Summary: The camera is very compact, but both the still photos and video are of very low quality. Even an 8 MB still photograph has a poor resolution. Images are fish-eyed, even out of water without the waterproof case, but even that would be acceptable if they weren't also very blurry.
Defective after first outside use, no help at all from GoPro support
17 January 2013
Summary: This camera worked fine in indoor testing, but the first time I took it outdoors (in fair weather, above freezing temperature) it froze up after about a minute of recording, even though it had a full charge and empty SD card.
Summary: Purchased the Hero2 18 April 2012, with a video BacPac. It seemed to work. Then, this Memorial weekend, I shot a few shots at the beach and turned the camera off. It refused to turn back on. I brought it home. It appeared bricked. If I plugged it in to a USB outlet, it said it was unrecognized.