Yes, some GoPro's are 'good' and users experience no issues at all. In fact, a large number may be perfectly fine, otherwise, with the amount of GoPro's sold, there would be a class action lawsuit and an uproar! However, it's the fact that GoPro can't seem to keep that consistency - maybe a quality control issue somewhere down the line? It's the support that is lacking though - how GoPro tend to deal with customer issues. Again, many may be fine, but I've had first hand experience of it also, and it wasn't positive!I think its harsh to put all gopros in one "basket". What i learned after all those years is that not a single gopro is identical, they all have unique combination of issues.
You are focusing on the wrong aspect here.I am not picking on you Boznoz but you actually prove the reviews I have seen as correct and you make the case for the unreliability of the camera. Some you tubers appear to have success with them; but even on some of them I have seen the occasional problem occur with one of the 2 or 3 cameras they have running. But there are a number of reviews stating the overheating problems and the lack of customer support. Getting the "unlucky" faulty camera is one thing; poor support or no support and having a new camera swapped out for a 2nd hand camera is to me intolerable. I came here originally hoping to find people who could tell me they have never had problems or the problems can be easily overcome. But even in this forum are many statements of problems which also confirm the other reviews I have read.
Anyway thanks for the replies. All is good
I take your point. Thank you. I was originally trying to find reason to trust them. I think then the bigger issue is the generally claimed lack of customer support in the event of problems or problem resolving. I would actually like to use one to shoot in 1080P as a constant thing. For the whole of the battery life then simply change battery and keep shooting all day. Probably with audio but not sure and maybe not all the time. Do you; or any other person agree that the camera should normally be able to do that all day without any problem issues? Just because it can shoot higher definition does not mean I ever want to use it for that.Let me share different perspective for you.