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GoPro Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2576 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. Many are critical 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 92/100 = Excellent 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. Comments about the durability and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and size. Comments about the memory and battery are different.

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

Jun, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. Some have doubts 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

Jun, 2017

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

Expert review by: Eugene Kim, Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero Session

 

The shrunken-down GoPro Session (previously the Hero4 Session) may not offer any performance gains over its big brothers, but it's still quite good and more fun to use than other action cams.

Compact, low-profile design. Simple-to-use, always-on operation. Great video quality. Improved audio. Waterproof without bulky housing.

Expensive. Same-price Hero4 Silver performs better. No live-recording preview.

Conclusions We first wrote that GoPro breathed new life into its action camera lineup with the Hero4 Session last year as a smaller, simpler take on its classic formula. This time around, GoPro breathes new life into the Hero4 Session by renaming it...

Oct, 2016

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)

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...

Consumer review by: Jon (argos.co.uk)

Hero Go Pro 5

 

Cant get any better at this moment.!

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Robbo59 (argos.co.uk)

GoPro

 

Good quality and not a bad price

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Dish (argos.co.uk)

Battery is keeping me going

 

Very good, as described.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: EA (argos.co.uk)

Exactly as expected.

 

Pretty descent price for a GoPro battery. Cheaper than other stores and online. Customer service was as usual outstanding!

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Lynne (argos.co.uk)

Best price around

 

Great spare battery for my gopro at a good price.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.18 / 1.180
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.484 / 4.5
Battery life (max):2.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Video recording time:2.75

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Colour of product:Black

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Operational conditions

Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB

Software

Bundled software:GoPro Studio
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:1487.9 x 351.6 x 979.2 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
F-number (relative aperture):2.8

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:111