roach coach wrote:I was thinking one of those would be nice for a decent fire season. How has the picture quality and battery life been on average?
The picture quality is good, sound quality is okay. Use a microphone if possible — another minor annoyance - need a different case to use a mic.
The battery life is the worst aspect of the GoPro. Absolutely atrocious. The battery lasts 30-45 minutes, tops, so you need to buy a second battery ($44).The size and portability of the GoPro are it's best features. I might buy a couple other bits and parts for it and splurge on a "real camera" for about $3500. I will probably buy another GoPro, possibly two, so I have all the angles covered. It has it's share of annoyances but it's still worth having. I used it this morning and last night without any issues.