Excerpt: The GoPro Helmet Hero Wide digital video camera is great way for others to "get inside your head". Often I'm asked, "What's the Porcupine Rim bike trail like?" or "What's it like to ski powder?". The answer to those questions can be found on the GoPro Videos I captured below.
Conclusion: I think GoPro's execution of the Motorsports HERO Wide is fantastic. I love everything about it and cannot say anything overly negative about it that would give me any reason not to recommend it. Without a doubt, the GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide is a must have.
Excerpt: The Hero earns its expansive moniker with a massive 170-degree field of view. No other camera comes close to that, possibly for a reason: We got motion-sick watching the road disappear below our motorcycle’s front tire. (Skiers and snowboarders, however, say they dig it.
Pros: Hi and Lo settings let you customize audio reception (hint: choose Hi). Great image quality for the price — smooth and unpixelated. Also snaps 5-megapixel stills.
Cons: Jerky video playback. No LCD for checking your footage.
Conclusion: If you want a POV camera that won’t break the bank, that takes video that you can share with people on the web, that is simple yet tough – then get the GoPro. Soon you’ll be joining the legions of people annoying their friends and family with home movies.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, Weatherproof housing is tough, No wires… simple, Small, Easy to use, Lots of ability to tinker with mounts and settings, Very responsive and helpful customer service/technical support
Cons: Documentation is lacking, Sound is not so good, Mediocre video quality, but great for Web video, A bit of a learning curve to set up properly, Firmware upgrade is long overdue (has it shipped yet?)
Excerpt: Pack a tiny digital-video camera in a watertight polycarbonate case, add mounts for helmets, bike handlebars, or a Velcro bracelet for your wrist, and you have the GoPro, a sports-oriented camera series from Woodman Labs in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Summary: Because of the Olympian degree of narcissism involved, I can’t quite “groove” to devices designed to capture my own sporting magnificence. However, this GoPro Helmet Hero Wide wearable video camera is the best of its kind I’ve seen, and a perfect Christmas present for anyone who fancies himself (or...