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Makes a GoPro even more awesome!
on September 3, 2014
This product is amazing and has drastically increased the usability of my GoPro Hero 3+ camera. When I first decided on the GoPro I didn't think the lack of an LCD screen was a big deal but in reality it's extremely hard to take good pictures or get well framed shots without it. This LCD screen is a MUST if you want those well framed pictures and video. Also, it makes using the product itself A LOT easier since you can access certain functioning using the touch screen. The only con I can think of with this product is the fact it increases the size and weight of the camera but that's unavoidable anyway so not a big deal to me really. You will notice though that the angle you can have the camera at with the LCD screen attached is more limited than if you don't use it while it's mounted on a head strap, chest strap, etc. The new housing units that come with it are great as well. They still allow the camera to be used underwater while still keeping the touch functionality of the LCD screen which is amazing. A very well thought out product and a great price too. Another con though, which you should keep in mind, is that battery power is consumed at a much faster rate with the LCD screen. I recommend turning the brightness down to its lowest setting to minimize this effect on your battery life. Keep in mind though that recording in 1080p 60 FPS consumes battery power at a very fast rate whether or not you have the LCD screen attached. Using the LCD while recording in this high quality mode will make the battery drain even worse though so be sure to order several spare batteries. They are actually fairly cheap so I recommend having at least 6 batteries in total if you plan on recording all day in 1080p mode. If you are happy with 30 FPS then that will save you a lot of battery power so I recommend using that setting when utilizing the LCD screen.