Summary: I just returned from a year-long trip that took me around the jungles and beaches of Papua New Guinea, and this product was part of my pack. It performed great in all kinds of environments (underwater, jungle, beach, boats, etc.) and didn't have any technical issues the entire year. I chose this one over the HERO3 because the battery lasts longer from what I could tell, and it was cheaper and basically did the same thing, which was record awesome video.
Summary: I only had mine for 2 months before I destroyed it. ;( I went surfing, diving, fishing, hiking, cliff jumping, skating, etc and it was great. I have some great memories recorded and definitely feel like I got my moneys worth in the short time it survived. Here are things I learned that should be taken into consideration: - Be meticulous and OCD paranoid about keeping your case clean and securely shut.
Summary: bought this product for capturing skiing moments this winter. very sharp lens and very nice speed at 60fps . Can be mounted almost anywhere and this gives you great capturing angles for your videos . battery life is a bit shot ( little less than 2 hours on 720p 60fps and tempetatures -10 C ) but you can buy an extra battery back for double the life .
Battery life sucks on camera and accessories. Great quality vids though...
4 November 2012
Summary: Battery life is horrible. I bought the wireless remote and those batteries are even worse. Plugging it into the computer gives you very little battery life even though it says it full. I emailed GoPro for customer support with NO response from them. Love the camera so hopefully they got it right with the Hero 3...
Summary: great camera, was shipped fast. perfect for first person shooting and sports. The different features from photo burst to time lapse are cool options. It didn't come with a LCD screen in the back, but you can buy them for 70$. Battery life sucks and fisheye can be annoying.
Summary: purchased 1/15/12 - used it while skiing, fun camera except that it is a real pain to put it on, I had it mounted on a helmet so you can't see what're pressing unless you take the helmet off; there is no back screen so can't see what you just filmed; I had to purchase the back screen extra (not cheap)plus extra battery (you'll need it because one battery runs out pretty quick). Get good memory card as well. In all its an expensive little camera but fun.
Summary: I've been looking for a camera to use in low light conditions, in partcular regarding cave exploration. I tested the GoPro2, Contour Roam, Contour 1080 and the Oregon Scientific ACT9K. I used a Magicshine MJ-872 LED headlamp and tested all of the cameras in my basement at varous lighting levels. The ACT9K performed the worst regarding video. Both the Contours performed the same, but the GoPro Hero2 performed the best.