If you are looking for a camera to accompany you on your surf trips then you may want to look at the GoPro Hero2 Surf Edition which is a camera that has a lot to offer. I am a surfer and I have been through a couple of cameras, but this one stands out strong. People who have criticized the previous version have given the Hero2 the thumbs up as GoPro have made improvements with the mount, making it more sturdy as well as the addition a leash which enables you to tie it to your board for that extra bit of security. Should you go flying you can be confident that the camera will still be in place.
The wide angled lens is what I was actually sold on. I am keen on photography and try out a lot of different cameras, but if you have a look through one of these lenses you will notice how much you are able to get in with one shot. It’s not perfect for all occasions, but when you want to capture some surfing action you will find that this is really worthwhile.
The other thing that sets this camera apart from the rest is its solid structure. There is no chance of any water getting inside the casing and you will also find that because it is so solid it is has that extra protection factor. Should you come mighty close to a rock and even scrape against it you can have peace in your heart because the camera is designed to be handle conditions like these. You can’t expect a flimsy plastic camera to last all that long in any kind of surf environment. This is not only been talked about in the surfing world, but kayakers and other water enthusiasts are going crazy about the GoPro. You will find that the software is easy enough to operate. It is not like some cameras where you have to take a week off just to learn how things work.
All in all, I would rate this camera as one of the leading and up coming brands.