Important to know if intending to film UNDER WATER
Thomas S., Amazon
3 September 2012
Summary: The GoPro is waterproof, but its design is intended to film above water - so in the surf on a board, skis, what have you. The lens system is NOT configured to use underwater. Above water its great - the focal point is set up for the light to come in from the air, hit the curved plastic lens in the...
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...
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.
Summary: The Hero2 was a fun little device. Whether at Burningman or while lobster fishing it worked well. Then I bought the wifi backpack and was in the process of upgrading the camera firmware per the instructions and it failed. Now it's a brick.
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.
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.
Summary: we seem to keep running in to problems with GoPro batteries "freezing up" the unit, and we have to completely take it out, and put it back in again. pain when you are trying to start the device up quickly to capture those key moments.
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.