Go-Pro cam

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by OCsp0nger005, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. OCsp0nger005

    OCsp0nger005 Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    I used to own a Go-Pro Hero and about 2-weeks ago it decided to break:( , but anyways im planning on buying a new one.

    Do you think the HD is worth the $260? or should i just go back with the $119 hero?

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. rfh1317

    rfh1317 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2009

    ive lost 2 to the ocean. not my fault but still. definitely worth the upgrade and the photos are incredible along with the HD video. PS~IF ANYONE FINDS A GO PRO OR TWO IN THE OCEAN NEAR DONOVANS OR PIER VILLAGE, LET ME KNOW haha. keeping my hopes high to get that cam back

  3. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Damn, that is beat man. That is one of the reasons I haven't purchased one yet.. can't imagine buying that and then bam, it's gone.
  4. CM-Surf

    CM-Surf Active Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I used to have a go-pro, but after 2 breaking I decided on another camera.

    A very good option, that is waterproof without a case is the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW (they have newer models that are also nice). It is not to much more money, especially if you buy a used or older model like mine, newer ones will cost a bit more but also are improved as my father has one.

    Since I dive a lot along with use it for surfing I bought the case that goes along with it and the case is excellent, even without it though the camera is waterproof you just have to watch out not to open a hatch without the case. There are also two different cases for the older models and newer models(since the new models have a slightly different shape)

    Overall it shoots awesome videos and pictures and even out of the water is great and I have no issue with using it over my other non-water proof digital camera. They are drop resistant, heat and cold resistant and in total my family has 4. 1 has had problems, but that is because my parents didn't clean the salt off of it after use for a good year so it cost $50 to repair.
  5. Driftingalong

    Driftingalong Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    That depends on you. Did you really like the one you had? Did you use it a lot?
    If you answer yes to both go for the HD.

    If you used it a lot and you were getting some really cool/fun footage, then I think you would want the HD.
    If it's just something to **** around with, then no it's probably not worth it.
  6. OCsp0nger005

    OCsp0nger005 Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    well yeah i used it a lot, but i am concerned if i buy the HD and loose it, im screwed