If you have owned a Go Pro POV (point of view) camera for any length of time, you will have undoubtedly tried using it underwater. If you have used it underwater, you may well have been, much like myself, quite disappointed!
You see the Go Pro, and in particular the Go Pro HD Hero 2, range of cameras shoot such good quality video for such a small unit, it would be safe to assume that it would work as well underwater. After all, it does come in a unique waterproof housing good for depths of up to 60 metres.
However, the port that covers the lens is curved which prevents the lens from focussing properly when submerged so you end up with frustratingly blurry images. I know I was seriously disappointed when I first tried as I wanted to use this camera for various projects underwater.
Fear not, it wasn’t long before some clever boffins redesigned and modified the housing to replace the curved lens housing with a flat port housing but did this make much difference? You betcha it did!
Check out my review and comparison video using the link below…