I have several friends with the 2 that love it. I looked for one and almost jumped on the Hero 3 until I started checking the reviews. Then I have two friends of friends (same motorcycle riding group) who got the Hero 3, and both have had major issues with not recording, corrupt videos, and battery life.
I wouldn't be surprised if they launched a Hero 4 and just abandoned this unit.
If I were buying today, I'd look for a Hero 2 for cheap. Good luck to the buyers, I hope they have them sorted out.
I have this camera, and have used it for various projects and for scuba diving.
Word the warning: They are buggy as hell. The wifi on the one we had didn't give a consistent stream to several of different computers. The camera is also prone to shutting itself off in the middle of filming video.
It's frustrating because we bought it for a project that involves streaming quick video feeds of action-shots, but it doesn't work.
The waterproof part works well for underwater shots, though at 60 feet down it's very bad at adjusting for the poor light conditions (does't open the aperture more, etc.).
If you are in the military or know anyone in the military that can get to an Exchange, they're $10 cheaper than list price, and no tax. Probably not the greatest price, but it it now beats Amazon for me since they started changing tax in AZ.
Just got mine. Looks cool. But I can't believe that in the pile of stupid mounts that ships with it, there isn't a standard tripod mount. Seriously? I gotta go spend $8 for a simple tripod mount? Sheesh.
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