|  First Published: July 2010

Have you ever wished that the special fish capture you just made could have been preserved on video? It’s not too hard if there’s a spare video operator on hand but solo efforts tend to be very hard going. But not any more with the Go Pro Hero.

The Go Pro Hero is just perfect for solo video work. This wearable camera unit comes in its own waterproof case (up to 60m) and is small enough to fit either onto a head band strap or on a suction cap onto the boat’s bimini frame or centre consol.

Wherever you mount it, this camera is ready for action at the touch of a button. In fact you could even attach it to a pole or gaff and capture over the side exciting video action. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Operating the camera is a one touch operation. A button on the front turns it on/off, and the button on top allows access to the menu to select photo shots or video mode. I found the instructions with the camera were very easy to understand.

Video is available in five different video modes; from a 60 frames per second format (wide angle, standard definition) through to full HD highest resolution 30 frames per second. The latter mode is great for the boat as it offers a 25% narrower field of view at 127º, in lieu of the usual 170º field in use in other settings.

The little Go Pro Hero is a true HD Video, which will also happily take still images. In still camera mode the Go Pro Hero can be set up to take an image every couple of seconds or more.

At around the $400 mark the little Go Pro Hero from Photo Continental offers a lot of fun for the money. It comes with a one year warranty and the staff will give you a heads up on best operation procedures.

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