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The lens gives a slightly fish-eye, nevertheless cool, angle on the action. Audio recording isn’t anything special, but captures plenty of rushes, splashes and voice – a bundled, non-waterproof back-plate allows extra sound in. Squeaks and scrapes can be a little intrusive, with the camera pivot especially volatile. Overall, sound capture performs best when the unit is fully fixed.

GoPro HD Hero

Delivers a unique perspective but a tad pricey

Verdict

In the UK, the $270 price of GoPro Surf HD Hero doesn't translate too well, being nearer to £285, so you need to be sure you're going to really use this camera, likewise with the£300 Helmet . For surfers, skiers, wake and snowboarders, the HD Surf Hero delivers a convenient way to view yourself up-close, in action and provides the means to reflect and improve from such with the slow-motion video option proving invaluable. As the sample video shows the Helmet version offers a distinct perspective too. Both moving and still images are of reasonable quality with the versatile, attach-anywhere, cheaply replaceable camera housing offering enormous appeal to capture some rather unique footage. ®

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GoPro HD Hero

GoPro HD Hero camera

Camera with HD video and fittings to suit extreme sports activities.
Price: £299 RRP

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