GoPro Digital HERO Wide
- Product Review (submitted on October 5, 2009):
Be smart and stay away from the Hero gopro. The 170 degree wide angle even in HD will make things distorted and un-viewable. The firmware and user interface is something out of the 80s and reminds me of my old commodore 64.
The lcd screen is tiny and almost unreadable. Figuring out the standard recording setting you have to walk thru a plethora of menu options to get to it and set before you can start recording. Great sealed case, I would just leave it in the display case it comes in because it will waste your time and money. The pictures are so bad it is hard to recognize that your were really at "this place."
The best review I have read stated it is like looking thru the wrong end of binoculars when viewing your videos.
The only thing I can find good about the camera (it looks like an old style camera not designed for action ----> see the design of vholdr contourHD.) is the lexan fiberglass casing in case you crash. Actually, destroying....well returning the camera is the best thing you can do or else your memories will be un-viewable.
Please see my review for the ContourHD.