Summary: ...the camera would not link to WIFI after my husband spent hours trying to figure it out. Also the image is not clear. Kind of grainy. Working with the manufacturer for a replacement. So yeah, no final word on this as we can't use it as anticipated. Bought it christmas eve 2014. Cant say yet that i can recommend to friend but this system wont allow me to post without a decision so, there ya go.
Excerpt: I bought thinking it would be useful, but it isn't. The position you use it don't record very well, at least if you want to record only you. Your hand shouldn't shake a lot, otherwise your film won't be good.
Excerpt: I bought action cameras over and over again and must notice that they have very limited use. I barely use them unless they put a important POV into the story. There are so many other options to use, where you actually see what you shoot and can adjust shutter or iris. I make outdoor sport videos and for that its OK to put a short sequence in the video, but the audio is lousy too.
Summary: So close but so far. I can see mounting this to a bike, surfboard, or other outdoor, action type object and I have seen many great videos shot with a GoPro. It just didn't do it for me.
Pros: I was very excited to get a GoPro as I wanted a small camera to take places and also use for recording guitar lessons, being able to attach it to the headstock of a guitar and get a shot down the guitar fretboard. The camera is small. And when you order accessories, it seems everyone sends you lots of clear cases to put the camera into. The video quality is very good, although the outer edges are distorted. This may be nice on a surf video, but if you're documenting a...
Cons: Here's where I have issues with the GoPro. Right off the bat, there is no viewfinder so if you want to see what you're recording you need to purchase the optional viewfinder. Ka-ching! The camera operates VERY HOT. You will not want to hold it in your hands, let alone stick it in your pocket without a plastic cover. Thus, you must put it in a plastic cover (included with camera), but that adds a lot of bulk to the camera, so now it doesn't fit in my pocket. So for han...
Summary: I had problems with the housing leaking water despite having very tightly sealed and anti-fog insert inside the housing. I contacted the seller regarding this but they have failed to get a response. I am concerned that a new camera and housing is necessary because of the potential damage that was done despite it functioning ok at this time. I am even willing to send back the current camera and housing once I receive the new pieces.
Excerpt: This thing opened up on me in the ocean while I was surfing. It didn't open all the way but enough to completely soak my gopro with salt water. On top of that this mount makes it very difficult to get anything but whatever it is that your wrist or arm is pointing at. This should have a swivel or something to make it more useful.
Excerpt: Very disappointed. I bought this to use while scuba diving. Although the video aspect is great (and what it's famous for), the photo quality is lousy. I did not realise when I bought it that the camera has no zoom function - this is critical to getting close to the subject underwater. I regret this purchase and wish I had spent the money on a regular still camera.
Excerpt: This review focuses on the Beneath the Surface GoPro tray and flex arm package, the Fantasea YS mount, and the Fantasea light. The GoPro Hero3+ (Black edition) has been reviewed extensively on B&H and elsewhere. The Beneath The Surface (BTS) tray itself is solid, although the rubber-grip handle could be about an inch longer – people with large hands will have problems holding it. The handle comes with a whole to attach a lanyard.
Pros: Hero3 Is Great
Cons: Flex Arm Very Weak, Grip Is Too Short, Light Not Securely Held