Summary: I rented the older version of this camera a few times at Whistler before I decided it was so good that I would buy one. Use it for mountian biking and will use it for snowboarding / skiing. great images. adjusts well in different light conditions on the fly. Easy to edit. Can set to shoot upside down for use with chest mount (great shots with chest mount by the way as you can see much of the bike while in the air as well as rider in front).
Patrick Guinard "Daybringer[Contorl point]", Amazon
12 July 2011
Summary: This is the go pro that is seen on all of the big fancy videos, it's simple and you can't easily mess up the quality. Pros: Works great in the sun, battery goes longer than a 16GB card at 1080p (a full day of skiing anywhere if you stop it on the lifts and keep moving). The stabalizer on here is awesome, I attach this to my helmit and I can hear it rattling around in the case when I'm going through the mougles but the video is not very shakey when it comes out.
Summary: I like this camera and use it to record my skiing adventures. The Camera comes with more accessories than I thought it would so that a plus. The only complaint I have so far is that there are no instructions on the way to mount the camera.
Summary: shipping and stuff was fine. One thing that Amazon should definitely suggest as an additional item, is battery charger. Yeah- package includes head straps, mounts, gazzilion of cables .. but no charger. oh surprise- the charger is not even an available item at amazon. Charging through USB? they must be kidding.
Summary: It takes little getting used to get the right modes and how to trigger a Video or Photo, but the results are amazing. The Camera is very compact and the quality is very good, including the quality of the head mount harness and the other mounts. The Helmet position is generally high so I have ordered a Chest Mount harness as well.
Summary: The product itself is great... but this listing adds $200 to the list price from the manufacturer of this product GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera for adding an 8gb card and a micro-fiber cleaning cloth to make it a kit... granted accessories are always overpriced, but this one takes the cake.... Edit: The product price is now $299, the list price, it was $499 when I wrote the review, so it's not egregiously overpriced now.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on a snowboarding trip to California and it is amazing. I stuck one of the quick release mounts to my board for a sweet vantage point and everything held up just fine in the winter weather. With the widescreen format, it even takes killer still pics too. I'm looking forward to mounting this thing on my jet ski in the summer to get some sick high def vids. You totally need to buy this. Now!