What the surfing enthusiasts love about this exciting camera it that it is extremely light unlike its predecessors or what the competition has come up with. As a matter of fact, the device is made to appear quite flimsy; however, you will be surprised to discover that it doesn't easily get damaged by extreme usage. The camera has a water proof outer cover that has a rubber coating that also protects it when it is banged against hard surfaces while a user is surfing. Although it produces excellent results, it boxy design leaves a lot to be desired if that is what you look for when you are purchasing your cameras.
To fix the camera onto any surface, for instance onto your helmet, or the boats' body work, a user can either use a suction cup or a double sided tape. Whichever option is opted for, it is recommended that the user makes sure that everything stays in place during the recording phase. To be sure of this, a user can screw the cameras' mount system onto the required surface; nevertheless, an appropriate screw driver should be kept handy just in case it doesn't stay fixed where it is supposed to be.
When it comes to its control, you will be surprised to realize that everything can be automatically. The Surf Hero camera has only two buttons; one for the shutter release and the other one for picture or capturing control. The camera also comes with a small LCD screen that shows things such as the number of recording you have been able to make as well as the battery life. It battery has the capacity to last for approximately two and a half hours, which is enough time to have a prolonged recording session on the live action. After a bit of time, you get used to its controls, however, before you do so, it is recommended that you always bring along its manual for ease of operation.
When it comes to picture or video quality, the camera supports HD pixels; 720p to 1080p, meaning you always gets the best results with it. It has excellent frame rate; 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds apart, as well as a perfect viewing angle. To save your pictures or videos, you can do so using SDHC cards, though these have to be bought separately as they are not included in the original pack.
All in all, a GoPro HD Surf Hero camera gives a deeper meaning to the many outdoor water activities that need to be recorded for future enjoyments.