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A Good Down Grade
on February 3, 2013
I bought the 'frame' for my hero 3 because I do most of my shooting above water, and the frame holder is a good deal smaller and lighter than the Hero 3's water proof case. It is plastic and includes a lens cap as well as 2 additional sticky mounts. There are really 2 holders in the box one for a hero 3 and one for a hero 3 with a backpack upgrade. You also receive an extra buckle mount so if you have 2 hero 3's (one with a backpack and one with out) you can easily mount both cameras at the same time with what is included in this set.
If you use your gopro camera around the water this new holder will do you little or no good. Some other benefits of the frame is that it allows the built in mics to recorder better sound, and users have instant access to the USB 2.0 jack but not to the mini HDMI jack or the micro SD card slot. Given the price and the fact this is in a sense a down grade from the water proof case included with every gopro this is not for everyone. But if you use the gopro primarily on land or as a secondary camera for video production this may be for you.