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This review is from: GoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - Silver (11MP) (Electronics)
After reading dubious reviews about the difficulty of getting to grips with the GoPro Hero 3, at first i was slightly aprehensive about purchasing one as i was thinking whether it was going to be more hassle than its worth. After quickly reviewing the manual and going to the GoPro website to download and install the firmware update i was up and running inside 20 minutes! The only speculation i can think of as to why people have given it such bad reviews due to their GoPro not working correctly is simply that they have failed to read the instructions first before attempting to use their camera.
Once the camera is powered on it is quite easy and straight forward to adjust settings to how you want them to be for when you're capturing videos or photos, I was actually suprised how small the camera was considering the quality of media you can capture using it.
if youre taking your GoPro on long journeys or just doing a lot of filming in one day i'd reccommend buying a charger and spare batteries as from reviews on youtube/other websites suggest that the battery life on the Hero 3 is only approx. 1 hour of filming.
The quality of the image you can capture with the camera is far superior to anything else on the market within the same price range and i am quite looking forward to uploading the media to my computer and to start editing using the free software given to you from the GoPro website.