Summary: I did have a lot of trouble getting the product to work initially and even had to send it to California for repair. That being said, once I got it back I really enjoy it. The picture quality is good, and once it gets set up the 1-button record is nice. I like it, but if it broke I don't think I would buy another.
Summary: The GoPro HD Hero2 camera is great but I have had problems with the bicycle handlebar mount. Since getting the camera I have used it 28 times on my Specialized Roubaix road bike and have had the mount break three times. That's an average of about 8 rides between breaks. I had to purchase a second bike mount kit after the first two breaks to continue using the camera on my road bike. I'm reluctant to buy another kit until GoPro comes up with a better solution.
Summary: Good, solidly-built all-purpose camera that does what it's designed to do, albeit with some caveats. I have experience with Canon DSLRs and Sony HDV cameras, so it was nice not having to lug either one of those on a difficult Half Dome hike to capture the essence of the climb, whilst keeping my hands free the entire time. ------ PROS: ------ * Compact design that you can barely feel on your head attached to the supplied Head Strap.
Summary: I gave the GoPro Hero2 only 3 stars due to some issues that potential buyers should be aware of. I own a Hero so my comparison is based on the difference between the Hero and Hero2. Pros: Better and easier to read menus Louder audio function indicators (beeps) Additional light indicators Better color and use in lower light Addition Video FOV settings and Photo Modes (after firmware update) External microphone input port Mini-HDMI port Cons: Not all external microphones...
Excerpt: "...cameras...never mind. ===Hardware=== On the outside the Gopro hero 2 has an audio jack for headphones and one for a mic, plus the standard micro USB and even a HDMI port. An external microphone... on the bottom of all places... The outdoor version comes with various mounts (lumps of plastic with quickly degrading sticky pads) 2 plastic waterproof cages (one for when you inevitable give in and buy the wireless add on), a head-mount that makes you ...
Excerpt: It's hard not to be swayed by Gopro's enticing advertisements.. Sure the people in the videos surf daily, have all the gear sold separately and have a massive ramp at the end of their garden which leads to a canal where they water-ski off the back of their friends speedboat, 24/7, 365 days of the year... ahhh where was I... BUT us normals can utilize these teensy weensy little cameras too, right??
Summary: I loved it while it was working, unfortunately despite not having been used very much it broke down. | have tried to contact the Company but they have just ignored my emails its now out of guarantee. I wouldn't buy anything like this through amazon again. I will go to my local store.
For the price, its OK, but, if you don't like the fish lens look, it can get quite annoying!
Claudia St, Amazon
22 March 2013
Summary: Excellent product for the price, goes under water, attaches to lots of different things. However, the fish eye lens gets quite annoying when watching everything back. You also have to be careful that the lend doesn't mist up. The battery life is quite short and the recharging, not easy. Also its not the most convent to download the film off the GoPro. In a few editions time, this will be AMAZING, but at the mo there are a few annoying tweaks that need to be sorted out.
Summary: Having spent a long time considering the various options available for action cameras, I have no regrets about buying the GoPro HD Hero2: it remains, in my opinion, the best balance of performance, flexibility and value for money. It will definitely be my talent holding me back now, not the hardware. What I'm really disappointed about is the fact that I didn't shop around once I had decided to make the purchase.