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Old 21 May 2013, 03:14   #11
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Ordered...with almost every accessory I could find ;-)
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Old 21 May 2013, 06:54   #12
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Well done, you won't be disappointed. Buy your micro sd cards on eBay

I just got one on auction for 13 quid. Not bad for a brand new 32gb class 10 card!!!
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Old 21 May 2013, 07:02   #13
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Well done, you won't be disappointed. Buy your micro sd cards on eBay

I just got one on auction for 13 quid. Not bad for a brand new 32gb class 10 card!!!
By all means buy off eBay if you've satisfied yourself you know what you're buying and why. If you go on the GoPro website user forum there are guidelines for buying and using sd cards that help avoid problems. Not all sd cards are the same, supposed class 10 or not.
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I went with caution on the SD card front, but got the full kit now, ready to test out tomorrow...the first trip will be on a sailing boat though, rather than the RIB!
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To avoid disappointment on the day, make sure you visit the Gopro update site, and download updates, then test, mine would only record 1min before the update, also if the camera doesn't respond to pressing buttons, remove the battery and try again, as sometimes the software freezes.
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Ah yes, I read something about that...will download those as soon as I get in tonight :-)
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To avoid disappointment on the day, make sure you visit the Gopro update site, and download updates, then test, mine would only record 1min before the update, also if the camera doesn't respond to pressing buttons, remove the battery and try again, as sometimes the software freezes.
Yes to all of that. Whilst the GoPro forum is littered with folks having problems there's suggestions from the forum 'experts' that if processes are followed in the correct way then everything goes well. This is certainly my experience. I've had an H3 a couple of months now - done all the updates as they come through and in the correct manner and got a big name sd card from a reliable source (actually bought from the place I got the camera from so if anything went wrong there's only one finger to point) - and have had no issues at all.

If you're having problems read HERE first.
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So far downloaded the firmware updated and all seems to be well...I think!

Out of curiosity, my LCD Backpack screen flickers quite noticeably on the settings page (basically any dark background). Is that normal, its slightly annoying, if not exactly the end of the world. I know its not a great screen, more for practicality than great quality, so was wondering if this is standard behaviour, or is mine faulty?
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So far downloaded the firmware updated and all seems to be well...I think!

Out of curiosity, my LCD Backpack screen flickers quite noticeably on the settings page (basically any dark background). Is that normal, its slightly annoying, if not exactly the end of the world. I know its not a great screen, more for practicality than great quality, so was wondering if this is standard behaviour, or is mine faulty?
I'm sure I've read of that on the forum. Have you looked?

I run an H2 lcd on an H3 and it works fine. Battery life is significantly reduced if you leave the screen on.
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Floaty back doors a must!! But watch out because it wont float with the suction mount on it. Make or buy a tether so if the suction mount comes lose your not gunna loose the camera. I just used an old kill cord & put the wrist strap on the mount & a clip on the other end...Never let me down!

Anti-fog lenses are pretty useful too, to stop it from steaming up.

I've used other cameras too like contours & drift & they are good quality but never compare to the brand & quality of Gopro. You'd always be wishing you'd got a Gopro!
Have you ever used those inflatable key ring things that came about as a result of Dragon's Den.......they'd be useful security if it all went tits up.
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