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GoPro Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2647 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. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and battery get less positive comments.

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

2017-10

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

2017-10

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...

2015-10

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.

2014-11

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.

2014-11

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?...

2015-12

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,...

2015-04

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...

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

Perfect Backup Battery

 

Does what it's supposed to do, great as a backup battery while charging the other one, no problems

2017-10

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

Genuine battery - good price

 

This is a genuine GoPro Hero5 battery and the price is as good as anywhere around or online. Charged up without problem and been used a couple of times so far, getting approx 90 mins of use out of the camera. Worth noting that the Hero 5 battery design...

2017-09

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

Absolutely happy

 

Product is absolutely working fine

2017-09

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

Works well

 

Gives me the extra power in needed without having to recharge in between using my gopro

2017-09

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

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

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Operational conditions

Protection features:Waterproof
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