Compact, lightweight and versatile, the GoPro HERO Action Camcorder is the perfect way to capture and share your adventures. Stunning video With an incredibly easy to use interface, the GoPro HERO...
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A few customers who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Last year A. Blok said on Amazon “Amazing!The image quality is much better than I expected, as is the sound”. Al said “Much better than the HD Hero 2, battery life is great and video quality is amazing as always with their products”. Amazon Customer wrote “Its safe to say that i was amazed by the quality & the possibilities that i could do with the Go Pro”.
A number of people concluded that the product was good at resisting water ingress. M. Wood wrote on Amazon “The sound quality could be better especially with the waterproof back on.I bought this camera for a skiing holiday” and gave this camcorders a rating of 4 stars. Martin Halliday gave the GoPro Hero a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “The waterproof case was great for the rain forest”. Pat mentioned on Amazon “Amazing underwater” and scored it 99 out of 100.
Seven GoPro Hero owners concluded that this camcorders was well made. A. Blok wrote in their GoPro Hero review on Amazon “Well engineered, easy to use”. Karl Smith mentioned “Good product, well made”. Patricia L. said on Amazon “The others in this year's line up are built for you” in his review of this camcorders.
Some people considered that the GoPro Hero was strong and durable. Slated mentioned “Great value and rugged to the extreme.I used this on a 5 week tour of NZ” in their review of this camcorders. expert review site Wired.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their GoPro Hero review “A small wearable camera with a rugged waterproof housing designed to be used in extr”. Ten years ago expert website Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review “Cheap, impossibly rugged, with endless mounts for cars, bikes, helmets, chests, surf”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Filmview said in September last year “Reliable, waterproof, 1 1/2 hr battery” in their review of this camcorders.
One GoPro Hero reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Last year David Lee wrote on Amazon “My only complaints are that the clip on the bottom of the camera has already broken with minimal effort;” in his review of this camcorders.
Easy to Use
Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. A. Blok wrote in their review on Amazon last year “Well engineered, easy to use and the controls have a good tactile feel”. Alex W. and he said in his GoPro Hero review “Although the UI is very intuitive, I constantly found myself asking my friends "Is this thing on?”. G Warburton rated it 99 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “First Class excellent camera simple to use”.
A few GoPro Hero owners who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Al wrote on Amazon “It was easy to set up and operates in the same way as the other gopro cameras” in his review. Last year Jhg mentioned on Amazon “The camera is easy to set up and use with a waterproof” in their review of this camcorders and rated it 5 stars.
Some people wrote in their reviews that the GoPro Hero was thick. Chris said on Amazon “It's also easy to operate using thick winter gloves” in his GoPro Hero review although only rated the product 3 stars. Gabriel rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “The angle of view is so wide” in his review of the GoPro Hero. James Forster said in his review of this camcorders on Amazon “Super wide angle is wicked”.
Some customers agreed that this camcorders was lightweight. Dreadheadmike and mentioned on Amazon “Small and lightweight and produces a good picture”. T3.com wrote in their review “The lightweight Helmet HERO chews up”. Consumersearch.com said “This tiny, lightweight camcorder (it's less than 3 inches long”.
Some GoPro Hero owners mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero was compact. Two years ago Raphael Zernoff wrote “It is very compact and just beautiful” in his review.
GoPro Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras
GoPro has excellent average ratings for its video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.
Seven Industry Awards
Amongst video cameras that have been available for more than two years, this video camera is one of the most awarded.
The writers at CNET.co.uk and I4u.com both decided that this camcorder was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
The editors of two additional expert review sites both liked this GoPro camcorder. The expert at Fotovideo.nu concluded that this camcorder was good and gave it a "Bronze" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Modsynergy.com.
The writers at three more expert review sites all said that this GoPro video camera was good. Pocket Lint gave this video camera a "Hot Product" award, it received a "Fetish" award from Wired.com and Techwarelabs.com gave it an "Awesome Hardware" award.
A few GoPro Hero owners considered that it was good looking. In September last year A. Blok rated it 5 stars and wrote “Still manage to crash land or crash badly a lot, yet the GoPro has proven indestructible! I have some pretty cool footage from when my plane stalled” in their GoPro Hero review. Raphael Zernoff said on Amazon two years ago “It is very compact and just beautiful” in his GoPro Hero review and scored the product 99 out of 100. expert website Funkyfresh.com said “What's not to like about the GoPro camera? The quality is pretty good” in their review of the GoPro Hero.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Patricia L. said “If I could design my ideal gopro, this would be pretty close” in his review and rated the product 5 stars. One GoPro Hero reviewer wrote in their reviews that the GoPro Hero was neat. Antony and he wrote “Neat little camera” in his review of this camcorders.
One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorders had a good case. Callum R. said in their GoPro Hero review on Amazon “Great camera for the price however the casing scrathes easily so I would suggest to cover it with a skin to stop that”.
Good Quality Lens
Several GoPro Hero reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Gabriel and he wrote on Amazon “There's a great deal of lens distortion because of the very wide angle lens”. Expert website Gizmodo.com said in their review of this camcorders “This cam has a 170-degree wide-angle lens”.
One person who purchased it thought it had a good image stabiliser. John said in his review “Still looks great and the stabilization on the camera works nice, great bang for the bucks”.
Good Technical Features
A number of GoPro Hero owners who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Gabriel wrote on Amazon “I'm sure GoPro will add one or two more useful features to later versions”. A few weeks ago Wilfred said on Amazon “Those were the only real features missing on the every level Hero” in his review of this camcorders. Cnet.co.uk wrote “If you appreciate a streamlined feature set and its built-in touchscreen”.
User Reviews Are Good
Based on 839 user reviews the average user rating of this camcorder is 89 out of 100.
15 Reasons Against
Poor Battery Life
Ten GoPro Hero reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero did not have a good battery life. Last year Dd "dd" wrote “Battery is not replaceable like they apparently are on a 3 or 4” in their review. Gabriel mentioned “Battery life isn't great” in his GoPro Hero review yet rated it 4 stars. James Forster wrote in his review “There is no swappable battery, so you have to connect it to the USB to charge it”.
Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was not noisy. Gabriel and he mentioned “The video becomes very noisy” in his review of the GoPro Hero.
One person said that it did not have good technical guidance. James Smith said in September last year “The online help pages are practically useless” however gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
Some GoPro Hero reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was not wifi compatible. Connor Morgan said “It is not Bluetooth compatible or wifi so if u wish to view your image you would have to take your micro SD”. Kostas Manios said in their GoPro Hero review “Obviously missing several of the features of the Pro models (such as wireless or slow motion etc).” but even so still gave this camcorders a score of 4 stars.
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have gps. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “The GoPro HD Helmet Hero may not be as small or good-looking as the Contour GPS action cam.” however despite that rated the product 5 stars.
+12 More reasons against
Not Full HD
The GoPro Hero is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Hero are also not Full HD.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
Most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser. The GoPro Hero is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.
Does Not Have an HDMI Port
The GoPro Hero does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Hero also do not have an HDMI port.
Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
The GoPro Hero does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Hero also do not have an interchangeable lens.
Only MicroSD (Transflash) Memory Card
This video camera supports a Micro SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.
Does Not Have a Built-In Display
The GoPro Hero does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in display.
Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the GoPro Hero is not waterproof.
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Hero do not have a built-in projector. The GoPro Hero is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Hero, the GoPro Hero is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
The GoPro Hero does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Hero also do not have a night mode.
Very Low Movie Megapixel Count
Camcorders of this type and age have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 16MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.1MP. At only 5 megapixels, the GoPro Hero has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Hero.
1 Other reason to consider the GoPro Hero
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera was released over three years ago.
Bladesmith7 would recommend the GoPro HD Hero Original
The GoPro Hero is an excellent camcorder for its purpose. It makes really good videos with excellent HD images. It attaches to your helmet, body or other devices easily and downloads easily.... Read more…