Testing The GoPro Hero At Disneyland

I have been busy testing the GoPro Hero that I got from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. This tiny camera has become the choice for extreme sports filming. The unit is small enough to mount virtually anywhere and comes with a wide array of mounting accessories.

Since yesterday was Martin Luther King Day and Sally was out of school, I used the opportunity to test the GoPro at Disneyland. The happiest place on earth, with its many rides that let you take advantage of that big GoPro suction cup, made a perfect test bed for the GoPro Hero.

The GoPro Hero offers a full 170 degree viewing angle and full 1080P resolution. This allows you to capture almost everything that is in front of you. The ultra wide-angle lens creates some amazing panorama photos as well. What really shocked me was how small the GoPro is. The unit is smaller than the mounting hardware it comes with. It would make a great spy camera.

The following video, along with the photos, were shot entirely on the GoPro Hero and processed using iMovie for the Mac. Enjoy!

19 thoughts on “Testing The GoPro Hero At Disneyland”

  1. Brad Waller says:

    Love the GoPro HD. The fisheye is a bit weird for some shots, but the crisp pictures and video are unbeatable for something as rugged and easy to use. I’ve lusted after one of these since their last version. Maybe I’ll get one this year.

    1. John Chow says:

      @Brad Waller Having no viewfinder or preview makes it a bit of a guest in terms of framing, but overall, I really like it. I’m going to get a few more mounts for it.

      1. zeus says:

        @John [email protected] Waller


        Those pictures came out great. I need something like that for my site as well. Where would I get it from?

  2. JamesHartje says:

    That looks like a great trip John, Disneyland is always a great time!

    1. John Chow says:

      @JamesHartje I posted some full resolution images on my Flickr page: http://www.johnchow.com/flickr

  3. All images are looking excellent special.I am also thinking same kind of images are put on my site.

  4. fas says:

    So now you will use GoPro instead of iPhone?

    1. John Chow says:

      @fas I would still use the iPhone most of the time, but the GoPro will come in handy to add extra dramatic shots.

  5. A really nice little camera with excellent shooting angles that capture the big picture overall. You seemed to have a really nice day with Sally too, wonder who is the child of you two??

    1. John Chow says:

      @Property Marbella Oh, for sure it’s Sally. 🙂

  6. Victor Wong says:

    Thanks for the demonstration. I definitely want one now. I like the bumper car segment.

  7. Americas News Now says:

    I thought you lived in Canada??

  8. John Chow dot Com says:

    I do live in Canada, but I also live in the US. Dot Com Lifestyle, baby! 🙂

  9. The GoPro Main character is my preferred athletics cam. Inexpensive, skin rugged

  10. MoigioiForex says:

    cool, hope i will enjoy dot com life style like yours 🙂

  11. auto lease says:

    Cool. Very nice pictures in this post.

  12. John, you made my day with this video.

    And Sally is sooooo cute!

    Yes indeed Action Cameras have become so good since they first launch.

    The GoPro is the “standard” in Action Cameras and with this model they have proven to be amongst the best.

    Mario Bruneau

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