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GoPro Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2556 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. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the viewfinder and battery get less positive views.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of GoPro Hero from 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 Opinions about the durability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and size. There are mixed comments on the memory and battery.

price, usability, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, size, viewfinder

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

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

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for GoPro Hero


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1542 user reviews of GoPro Hero from 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 Reviewers really like the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and usability.

durability, design, portability

size, price, usability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HEROGoPro HERO

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (

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: Joshua Goldman (

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 (

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: jaycooperlondon (

Using it for running


I've gone with a little Go-Pro to record my training runs leading up to my next marathon. Lightweight and easy to use.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Imbiss (

Excellent Camera


I wanted a GoPro camera to mount on my motorbike to record my journeys. I spent a lot of time weighing up the specifications of each versus the cost and settled on this camera. I figured that if the quality wasn't what I was looking for I could sell it...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Shar (

GOPRO HERO Action Camcorder


Outstanding... End quality superb.. A fantastic buy... Has so many exseserys, by both manufacturer and inventors to fit Everyones needs

There were no bad points for me

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: EchoWun (

GoPro Hero Waterproof Camcorder, HD 1080p, 5MP Excellent value


Pros:Easy to useGreat valueHigh quality footage suited to 'action' style videoGood entry level product or ideal way or a way of having a second or third GoProHundreds of accessories availableWell made / strong construction productCons:Cannot remove...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: LuisMonteiroUK (

Great Quality


GoPro is know by the quality of the videos that the cameras can do... And this one is not exception.Is a perfect camera for those who need just a good camera to record videos with great quality.The camera don't have any screen on back, and the options...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Alison (

GOPRO HERO Action Camcorder


Memory maker

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Max (

GOPRO HERO Action Camcorder


Takes great video and is a really versatile item

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


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


Built-in Display: Yes


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


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


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


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