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GoProHD HERO Naked Wearable Camera
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Great picture quality (35)
  • Image stabilization (11)
  • Good in low light (8)
  • Great sound (7)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (15)
  • Poor sound (11)
  • Limited zoom (8)
  • No external mic input (8)
  • No image stabilization (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • HD shooting (21)
  • Documentaries (19)
  • Movies/short films (17)
  • Home movies (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro (17), Pro videographer (13), Casual user (12), Enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!

I initially bought this unit as a slave HD camera for recording hard to get angles without risking my pricier 5d mark II. However, the HD Hero has proven itself worthy and actually gave...Read complete review

I initially bought this unit as a slave HD camera for recording hard to get angles without risking my pricier 5d mark II. However, the HD Hero has proven itself worthy and actually gave me some crystal clear footage that just doesn't make sense with an inexpensive camera as this. When I edit my footage, its hard to compare. As expected, using this camera for low light isn't where this camera shines, the menu settings can get tedious to navigate through and the sound isn't the best quality . But as a standalone camera, its worth the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great kit and cool camera, but overrated

This camera is a great camera, but works best in sunshine. If there's shade, it doesn't work as great.

This camera only seems to take great pictures and video if it...Read complete review

This camera is a great camera, but works best in sunshine. If there's shade, it doesn't work as great.

This camera only seems to take great pictures and video if it is mounted. So don't plan on ever holding it with your hands and taping something and expecting it to be amazing quality.

All cameras should probably come with a tripod mount, but at least it's somewhat cheap to purchase separately.

The battery lasts a long time, however aiming the camera once it's mounted is a pain and you'll never know what you've got until you get it home since there is no viewfinder or LCD screen on this camera.

This camera is very hyped and most people get it and realize that they don't actually do extreme sports that often and hardly use it. And the trick is, once you get this camera, to get the full use out of it, you'll probably need to buy all the mounts and extras...

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4.0

Very Cool Camera

By bobbyji48

from hudson valley

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

    Small sturdy camera. Works great. Interface is straight forward once you get used to it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    GoPro HD HERO Naked

    By Wade C.

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • No image stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

    Easy to use (as long as you have the correct mount for the application). Used mine in the rain in Alaska and never worried about the weather.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Compact, fun, perfect for the beach!

    By Inana

    from New York City

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Great underwater
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • No display
    • No External Mic Input
    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

    I bought this camera right before going on vacation to the Caribbean and had a lot of fun with it there but I'd think twice about using it professionally. The biggest problem I have with it is that there's no viewfinder so you can't see what you're shooting... There's no zoom and the controls you have over the image are minimal... It does take very good underwater video and stills so that's a big plus.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing quality

    By JoCaron

    from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light

    Cons

    • No External Mic Input

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

    Reliable, solid, true HD, easy to use.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Works very well

    By Groovy Wakazumi

    from Kansas City, Mo

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light
    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

    I use this camera for creating fishing videos. Great picture quality and easy to work with. Downside is sound quality, but it is wrapped in a water proof case, so sound is diminished.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love this camera

    By Kfitch

    from Oak Ridge, TN

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports
      • Travel

      Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

      We bought this camera to take snowboarding and it works great. Video quality is terrific. Operation of the camera required reading the manual but is straightforward . Highly reecommend it.

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      • No

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      3.0

      GoPro Video Camera

      By Paul

      from South Carolina

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

            In regard to the equipment I purchased. It was everything that you
            advertised. However, we were not aware that we needed a seperate piece of
            equipment to observe what we were shooting. Of course we will purchase the
            item but was disappointed that it wasn't a part of the camera as purchased.
            We were going to send it over seas with a gentleman from Liberia and when
            we saw that piece not on it, we knew that he would never be able to take
            the video we needed. Again just an inconvenience but the gentleman had to
            leave the evening that we recieved the equipment therefore, we could not
            get the video we needed until later in the year.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A Nifty Little Camera

            By flungerlips47

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • No image stabilization

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

            I'm using this for time lapse movies and the ease of use and quality of the images are outstanding. In addition, its video capability is equally as good. You'll definitely need the instruction insert to properly set it up the first few times but after that, it's a snap. The actual process of producing a time lapse movie is a little cumbersome and you'll need a freeware utility to batch processes the 5Mb images down to a usable size but that's not a camera issue. Would like to see housing that accepts the mini USB but that's on the horizon.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome product

            By Hanaj20

            from Guam

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Underwater

              Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

              I use this product when I go diving or under water. It has awesome qualities and is very convenient. I just wish the wrist strap had already come with it.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              price fits purpose, results are awesome

              By billn

              from Tampa FL

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                  Well thought out product. Just simplicity.
                  Wish I had this a few years ago

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Just like a hero!

                  By Fabio Massa

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel

                    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                    My brand new camera is awesome! A longe time I was thinking to buy one and now there is nothing to regret!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Scuba Gear

                    By UPSman

                    from White Lake, MI

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                        I bought for my Son for his scuba diving adventures. I would also like to thank B&H because we had a very short "delivery window" before my Son was leaving the country. Their timely processing and shipping combined with UPS delivery we knew what stage the delivery process was in all the time.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Amazing!

                        By Jose Vargas

                        from Miami, FL

                        About Me Pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                        I use this for doing videoclips, and put it in paces that no regular cameras can go!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Camera

                        By MOE

                        from philly pa

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Poor In Low Light

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                          Had it for 2 weeks so fare. Great tough camera for using in places I would not use my DSLR for video. I mostly use it for a car dash cam. I just use the package stand to hold the camera up right on the dash board. Have not tried in water yet but don't think that will be a problem. If you are looking for a rugged camera this is it. Not much in features but, small and rugged. Also like the time laps photo options.
                          Add in I would like to get: suction cup mount, rear display, skeleton case, tripod mount

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                          5.0

                          Great Camera

                          By Big White Hunter

                          from St. Louis

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                              Great product. Quality HD video. Easy to use. Will definitely buy more.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Use underwater on Scuba Dives

                              By Fish Pictures by Bob

                              from San Antonio

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                                    I am diving in Cozumel Mexico and bought the GoPro to film the dive while I am taking pictures. The GoPro has worked on and off but what happens is that it turns on and runs for a period of time and then stops and I cannot start the video or shut the camera down. I have to get out of the water take the camera out of the case, pull the battery then put the camera back in the case and I get another video on the next dive. This is not what I wanted.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Quite the Camera!

                                    By Dizbopman

                                    from Mahtomedi, Minnesota

                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Great Sound

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Zoom

                                    Best Uses

                                    • HD Shooting

                                    Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                                    The camera has been used both as a helmet cam on the bicycle and on skis. I rode from the West Coast to Minnesota last summer and have some beautiful footage of excruciating climbs in Idaho along with some high speed stuff with the wind at my back across the Great Plains. Much of this footage has been incorporated into a presentation I have done at a few local bike stores. On skiis the camera has been used by my son throughout Colorado. He is a great freestyle skier and much frightening video has been taken of the sky and the world spinning as he takes jumps and goes head over heels or rotates like a top. Great still photography also.

                                    My son has managed to misplace some of the mounting parts and improvisation is difficult, but I cant blame the camera for that. I have just given one of these to my 13 year old nephew and my sister hopes it doesnt inspire him to imitate my son.I hope it does. Great fun!

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                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Incredible little tool

                                    By Willy B

                                    from Memphis, TN

                                    About Me Pro Videographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Documentaries
                                      • HD Shooting
                                      • Movies/Short Films

                                      Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                                      The GoPro HD Hero is a great camera on so many levels. It is a great POV camera, mountable almost anywhere, a versatile time-lapse machine that will cover any special need, and a great little still camera.
                                      The only downside is that you really have to learn the menu structure. Not difficult, but necessary.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Revolutionary Fisheye Camera

                                      By harmonious

                                      from Maine

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Great Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Documentaries

                                        Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                                        I amazed that this "fish eye" lens with camera has broken down the price barriers inherent with specialized camera lenses. The digital quality is great for my primary use in website work. This newer model has sufficient pixels to use it for documentary work on the run. (Post edit needed inner-views later on. Simply crop view areas and also remove the natural geometric distortion, (in case normal lens perspectives are ultimately needed).

                                        My one disappointment is the exposed lens, which could use a rim-shield. Yet this problem is shared by most brands. The provided transparent case also exposes it's own added lens cover. These naturally bulging structures need an additional wire-ring shield. I'm going to modify it to better fit my personal documentary work flow.

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                                        5.0

                                        GOPRO Hero - Unbelievable

                                        By Videoexpert

                                        from Pompano Beach, Florida

                                        About Me Pro Videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • 1080p High Definition
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Great for family
                                        • Great for sports
                                        • Great price
                                        • light weight
                                        • Mounts on almost any surf
                                        • Multi Environment
                                        • Rugged design
                                        • Slow motion
                                        • Time lapse
                                        • Waterproof

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • All conditions
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Skydiving
                                          • Snow boarding
                                          • Snow skiing
                                          • Sports
                                          • Underwater

                                          Comments about GoPro HD HERO Naked Wearable Camera:

                                          I am a Video Operations Manager and have been producing video for over 25 years. When I saw what this little camera could do with all of the attachment possibilities, I knew that a new genre of videography was born. I have used this camera in all of its settings and will say that it is one of the simplest, best made, easy to use cameras EVER invented. There is no limit to what you can do with a GOPRO.
                                          GOPRO is also focused on customer satisfaction. That is a rarity in the consumer world today. I have had great experiences and prompt service when contacting GOPRO with various questions.
                                          Even though the GOPRO has been available for several years, it continues to re-define how people shoot video. I own 2 and probably will own many more in the future. THANKS GOPRO.

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