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GoPro Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2646 reviews of GoPro Hero. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of GoPro Hero from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and size. There are some mixed opinions about the memory and battery.

price, usability, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, size, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO Camera - English-FrenchGoPro HERO Camera - English-French

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1542 user reviews of GoPro Hero from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability. The design also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the image quality and usability.

durability, design, portability

size, price, usability, image quality

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HEROGoPro HERO

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero+

 

The GoPro Hero+ is a solid action camera if you're on a budget, but it can't be removed from its case and you can't swap its battery.

Rugged design. Numerous mounts available. Built-in Wi-Fi. 1080p60 video capture. Extremely wide field of view. Affordable.

Clunky interface. Front LCD not backlit. Can't be removed from case. Built-in battery can't be swapped in field. Two-hour recording life per charge. Lens shows a lot of distortion. Omits image stabilization. Requires optional accessory for tripod use....

Conclusions The GoPro Hero+ is an appealing choice for action cam shoppers who don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a camera (though there's no guarantee that you won't break a bone using one). If you want more resolution, you'll need to spend more...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero review

 

For the past few years, while GoPro was dominating the upper end of the action cam market, it sort of neglected entry-level buyers who wanted the GoPro experience, losing them to other camera makers. That changes to some extent with the Hero.

The GoPro Hero offers very good video quality for the money, gets you into the large mount ecosystem and the integrated housing is waterproof to 131 feet (40 meters).

The camera is permanently in its polycarbonate housing; the battery is built-in; it doesn't have GoPro's port for adding a touchscreen or extra battery pack or Wi-Fi; very limited shooting options.

Though the GoPro Hero is nearly devoid of features, this entry point for GoPro's lineup is just enough to get you started in the world of little, mountable cameras.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com_old)

GoPro Hero Review

 

The GoPro HERO features HD recording capabilities, 5MP photos and a rugged, waterproof design. While the high-quality video is a plus, the wearable camera is too large and bulky to comfortably wear all day, and the photo quality makes it a poor choice...

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

GoPro Hero review

 

For the past few years, while GoPro was dominating the upper end of the action cam market, it sort of neglected entry-level buyers who wanted the GoPro experience, losing them to other camera makers. That changes to some extent with the Hero.

The GoPro Hero offers very good video quality for the money, gets you into the large mount ecosystem and the integrated housing is waterproof to 131 feet (40 meters).

The camera is permanently in its polycarbonate housing; the battery is built-in; it doesn't have GoPro's port for adding a touchscreen or extra battery pack or Wi-Fi; very limited shooting options.

Though the GoPro Hero is nearly devoid of features, this entry point for GoPro's lineup is just enough to get you started in the world of little, mountable cameras.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

GoPro Hero Session review

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Significantly smaller than the traditional boxy GoPro design, the GoPro Hero Session is the latest action camera from the well-known brand. It doesn't include a waterproof case, and the battery is built-in, but how does this affect overall performance?...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

GoPro Hero review

 

Meet the GoPro Hero, the entry level action cam from the camera company that's essentially defined the action cam space. While it doesn't have as many bells and whistles as the latest Hero4 Black, it's a much more price conscious effort at around £100,...

The GoPro Hero, well, looks like a GoPro. If you've seen one of the small cameras attached to a helmet, bicycle or selfie stick before, you know what you're in for: a rugged little snapper that you can place almost anywhere. Unlike many of its siblings...

As the budget, entry-level GoPro, the Hero's missing out on plenty of functionality its bigger brothers boast. For starters, the polycarbonate housing is not replaceable, meaning if it does get all bashed up, or you scratch the lens cover, you'll have...

While the GoPro Hero doesn't have all the fancy features of its bigger brothers, it's still a capable little camera, and it's well priced to get you started with the GoPro craze. If you're not looking for all the extra features the Hero4 packs in,...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: chan (bhphotovideo.com)

Love it!

 

Since I'm a beginner, I think this product works perfect for me to learn how and see the function of the very basic things of gopro works.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Nick (bhphotovideo.com)

Great camera!

 

Gave it to my grandson for his birthday and he loves it. Takes it when he plays paintball with his friends and films the event.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Dawn H. (bhphotovideo.com)

Great beginner camera

 

Gave this as a Christmas gift to my 14 year old son. Thought it would be a great starter for him. He absolutely loves it. The video quality is great. Its thr perfect size and it has been easy to upload the videos on the computer. He plans to use it on...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: father of a distant future filmmaker (bhphotovideo.com)

Awesome Little camera with subpar sound

 

My son uses this camera for action movies on his scooter, bike, etc. It records a beautiful wide angle image. Its simple to use. Two things would make this camera better. A backlit LCD display on the front. The current LCD is not backlit and it's hard...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Flat surface mount: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD