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2.0 out of 5 stars buggy and unstable firmware (even after update), January 19, 2013
This review is from: GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing) (Electronics)
I really want to like the GoPro Hero3 because it has so much potential, but unfortunately like everyone is reporting, the firmware is incredibly buggy (even after updating to the latest firmware, released 15 Dec 2012). On the company's fb page they have a post from 15 Jan 2013 saying they believe all of the bugs have been fixed with this update, but I assure you that they have not been fixed. Maybe they have neglected the white edition in fixing the bugs, because most reviewers on the internet are usually talking about their flagship black edition. Regardless, my white Hero3 intermittently freezes, turns itself off while recording and skips/corrupts videos. I like everything about the camera except that it only works occasionally. You can't trust it if you are trying to capture something cool...if the camera fails, that really defeats the purpose of a rugged, go anywhere do anything, always recording camera. I really hope GoPro is working on a firmware update because there are plenty of competitors out there that could take the market from them if they don't get this straightened out.
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2013 11:58:05 PM PST
G. Jerome says:
I was hoping for an update. Have they released fixes? I absolutely need one of these for time lapse photography of art production, but I'm very hesitant as I've never seen a product flop this hard in reviews. The online reviews of the White/Silver/Black & even Hero2 are all littered with buyers who've returned it multiple times and installed firmware updates that sucked. If I didn't absolutely need it, I wouldn't imagine bothering to ask or risk it and buy one, but I was curious if you got yours to work.
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