I am a student and am very very cash conscious – given I have so little money, I love adventure travel and so have always wanted a go pro but could never really justify buying one given the cost. Until this new hero model! It is pretty phenomenal, it has the great design that GoPro is known, super durable.
The touchscreen on the GoPro it is great. You wouldn’t think you could get good resolution and view framing within a two-inch screen but you can and you do. I especially bought it using some pretty amazing GoPro deals and because I am going backpacking around South America this summer, and so with lots of bumpy bus rides to come, I wanted to make sure that I was still able to capture perfectly stable shots. The hero is some limited voice-controlled features, I’ve played around with some of them, and its voice recognition is pretty good.
As you would expect with a GoPro it is waterproof, has shock absorption and can live through pretty much anything I throw at it. If chucked it in the depths of my backpack and it has come out looking pretty good.
I had looked at a couple of other cheaper options for the camera, and honestly, you cannot beat the GoPro deals available now, and now with this head model, you can’t beat it for value too.
There is probably the widest range of accessories that you can get, the same as for most GoPros, I have not had any issues finding bits that fit it, I found a pretty sweet head strap that fits well. I was also impressed with how fast the shipping time was, my hero arrived earlier than expected. It syncs as you’d expect with the GoPro app, I wasn’t sure how this would work initially because it’s my first GoPro. But so far it has been perfect and easy to sync.
2018 is going to be an amazing year, and thanks to my new GoPro Hero I am going to be able to capture every single moment.