Summary: I bought this to use on our ski trip and it was a total waste. The resolution was horrible (I know it is only 5mp but the images were completely pixelated) and sometimes it would record for one second and shut off.
Summary: I ordered this camera as an upgrade from a "Flip" camera to record my autocross runs. I was excited about the versatility of the mounting hardware, but when it came time to race I had a difficult time figuring out how to mount it inside my windshield.
GoPro Hero Wide - Good Cam. Could use some improvements
F. Esteves "Tech Critic", Amazon
20 November 2010
Summary: Everyone's comments regarding the Hero Wide is fairly correct. A few things that I want to add with emphasis on its video recording capabilities. The Hero utilizes the FAT32 file naming system.
Summary: This is the camera I wished I had as a kid doing sports and racing! It is small, the price is perfect and what you get is finefor that kind of money, and everyone can see what you did without breaking a sweat!
Summary: I am a gadget guy, can typically figure most anything out, and really wanted to like GoPro. I have really tried, but they really have made it impossible. I am pretty well disgusted with GoPro at this point. I have never given this bad a review, but I would give them a zero if I could.
Summary: Pictures are clear, but view is distorted due to the 170 degree field. I use it to record my daily commuting trips on my motorcycle, in case of accidents. My main complaint is that it drains the battery like crazy. Instructions say do not use alkline batt, use only lithium and rechargeables.
If you are an active outdoor type, you must have this camera
5 September 2010
Summary: Never before have I been able to bring home the activities that me and my friends get into in such a fun and engaging way. Kayaking, mountain biking, dirt bikes, and skeet and trap shooting are some of the activities that I've already taken this camera along on.
Summary: The camera works great and is as advertised, except for the sound,. I tried to use the camera in my Dragrace Top Sportsman Car and the sound is nothing like the sound of the Car....it seems to kill the sound the instant the engine goes above 1000 rpms. Other than the sound, I love it.
Summary: I was so excited to get this and had high expectations. Problem was that this camera worked about 20% of the time. I thought it was the batteries and tried 4 different sets of Lithium and NiMH, but no luck.