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GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3+ and HERO3 (Camera Sold Separately)
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
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.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon July 6, 2014
I bought the touch pad back for the GoPro HERO3+ as an alternative to the Wi-Fi function. While the Wi-Fi works great with iPhone and makes controlling the camera a snap, it sucks the battery dry in no time! This back gives you the ability to pre-frame your shots (particularly when using a mount or tripod) and change your camera settings - with less drain on the battery. You will still use more battery than without, due to the view screen that is added, but not as bad as broadcasting the signal for the phone connection.

The screen is decent size (as big as is possible) and the touch functions work well. Resolution is very good and it is easy to read and navigate the menus.

The Touch BacPac greatly enhances the options available to you to use and enjoy your HERO3 camera - highly recommended.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2014
This is really nice and adds considerable convenience and functionality to my GoPro. While the app and a smartphone work fine for framing a more-or-less stationary mount, it simply doesn't work well for hand-held filming and not at all for hand-held aquatic applications like diving or snorkeling. Sure, the wide angle GoPro lenses have a decent subject-framing fudge factor, but following an underwater subject with professional framing is near impossible without a viewfinder of sorts. This accessory completes my GoPro as a lack of viewfinder is the one glaring shortcoming of the amazingly versatile GoPro Hero camera.

To give you an idea of power consumption, I used a new, fully charged Smatree aftermarket battery and filmed continuously, inside, not moving the camera, without the BacPac and got 76 minutes before the camera shut down. With the BacPac attached and continually on, using the same battery with a full charge, filming under the same conditions, I got 58 minutes of filming before the camera shut down.

It came with six spare back doors for different models and applications but I was really only interested in the deeper back door for diving with the Hero 3 Black edition (not the 3+). I didn't realize the BacPac came with a deeper door for diving or I would have ordered it sooner. I suppose I should have assumed it did rather than assuming it didn't.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2014
Mine (ordered in the US) came with two sets of three back doors - one for the smaller 3+ Standard Housing and one for the Dive Housing.

Works great so far! Now I can see the colors underwater so that I can choose the best Protune settings. AWB doesn't work well underwater BTW so I highly recommend using Protune.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2014
I came to read the reviews and see if anyone else was upset that the rear doors didn't fit the Hero 3+ and instead learned to tear the packaging apart to find where they were hidden! Sure enough, they're all there and fit fine! As for the touchback itself I love it, price is right and does exactly what I expected it to.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2014
This GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3+ and HERO3 is a genuine GoPro product and if fit my Hero 3 Black Edition perfectly and the Touch Screen works as a Touch Screen.
I wish the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition had come with the LCD back in the first place. It makes getting to the menus much easier and it is great being able to see everything the camera sees live, instead of later on a computer or delayed 10 seconds like it was on my Windows Phone 8 app.
It came with 6 backs - I believe 3 fit my Hero 3 Black Edition and the other 3 were for the older cameras. (Open all of the chambers inside the box to find all the extra backs).
Since I am going to use it on dry ground, but still like it in the housing, I mated the Skeleton back that came with the LCD Touch BacPac with an after market skeleton housing that is cut out to allow powering the camera externally with either an AC adapter or a backup battery pack while still in the non-water proof housing. I even used it as a Dash-Cam for a while, powered by the car power jack.
The housing I am currently using came from here: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IJT6MX8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and even though it is not made by GoPro, it fit with no problem.
I'll post a review on that skeleton housing next.
I have attached a picture (if it uploads ok).
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2014
Without this option of my camera it would be very hard to know what I am making in the way of a quality video and this option allows me to see the video as I am shooting and editing to evaluate what I am doing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2014
This LCD Touch screen is a very good accessory for the GoPro3 and GoPro3+ series cameras. I have the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition and I decided to purchase this product to make taking snap shots and videos much easier by seeing what I am doing. While watching videos on the LCD screen, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right side which delivers pretty good audio to my 'Urbeats earphones'. The screen itself is fairly light and is a pretty good size. I see that some reviews say that it does not come with a waterproof touchscreen compatible door for the Hero3+o, but mine came with both non-waterproof & waterproof doors for the Hero3+ for use with my Touch screen.
The pros of this product: Easier to see content, Touchscreen is very good, Audio Jack, and Waterproof compatible (with the backdoor)

The cons of this product: Battery performance is DRASTICALLY decreased (get a second battery), adds a little bulkiness & weight, can be a little laggy at times, and screen has somewhat poor resolution.

Final summary: From my experience with this product, it is overpriced and it should be WAY cheaper then it is at now, but in the long run, it is worth it because you can do so much with it and it will make your GoPro experience better.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
Great product. It actually fits the gopro hero 3+ with lcd in the waterproof housing. Ive read that some other cases wont fit. Great buy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2014
I should have purchased this when I bought the camera. It works great and lets you see what you are shooting with ease. I highly recommend this unit.
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