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Still very poor images underwater - update - this has been adressed,
This review is from: Gopro HD HERO 2 Action Camera-1080 pixels (Electronics)
As per the Go Pro website; "Please note that due to the curved lens of the HD HERO2 (and the original HD HERO) waterproof housing you will notice a slight loss of sharpness with underwater images."
"slight loss of sharpness" is an understatement. Despite thousands of requests by users of the older version Go Pro still haven't fixed the problem with the case which means underwater images are awful. Avoid is you're looking to use for diving or snorkeling until the problem is fixed or they supply an alternative case. There are 3rd party lenses that you can buy to replace the lens but it will invalidate your warranty, can be difficult to fit, etc...
I've updated my rating of the camera to 4 stars because it works well with the new optional case. Jan 2014
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Initial post: 28 May 2012 21:30:04 BDT
Mr. Gerard K says:
New Dive housing by GoPro just been issued (May 2012), it has a flat from lens and pictures look pretty good.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 21:54:00 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Yes I had an e-mail from GoPro a couple of weeks ago announcing it - just need Amazon to stock it now :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2012 15:19:37 BDT
Ian NEALE says:
So...you think their selling it with the flat lens? I don't want to buy one from amazon if it has bad quality images underwater.
I am a diver, and I really want a camera that I can record dive sights for PADI project aware...PADI will then preserver the sight if it has nice life there...BUT if this camera has really bad quality, they won't be able to see the beauty of the underwater world at that sight! please reply back to me!
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