The GoPro LCD BacPac is an accessory for GoPro cameras that is most compartible with the 1080p HD Hero and HD Hero 2 cameras. It can be described as a small LCD display that is detachable. GoPro LCD BacPac connects to the Hero camera port (a tiny expansion slot)that is found at the back for it to work. Once recording is done, the users place the GoPro LCD BacPac on the Hero cameras giving the cameras the convenience of an LCD Display when watching their videos and pictures on location.
Because it is detachable, the users can remove the GoPro LCD BacPac leaving the camera small and light during the recording. GoPro LCD BacPac features 2 waterproof LCD back doors and 2 non-waterproof Skeleton LCD back doors for the HD Hero and GoPro HD Wrist Housing mount each. Other features of the GoPro LCD BacPac include, a simple 1 button design that gives you an easier on and off playback control, integrated speakers that have a volume control.
The GoPro LCD BacPac has normal speed,fast reverse and fast forward video and playback features allowing you to check your footage where you are.It also has a framing option that allows you to set up your shots in the viewfinder,enabling you to frame complex scenes. The GoPro LCD BacPac come ready to use but for owners of old HD Hero cameras an upgrade downloaded and installed from GoPro website may be required.Its price may range between 70-85 U.S dollars dependent on your place of purchase. This product is made from plastic and has a height of 4.3″,width of 6.25″,weight of 5.9 oz and depth of 2.8″.The GoPro LCD BacPac has a warranty of 1 year from the GoPro manufactures on parts and labour.
The GoPro LCD BacPac has many advantages as opposed to disadvantages. These advantages are based on the fact that they make the HD Hero cameras much more easy to use. The LCD display comes with benefits such as giving you the ability to allow to view your videos and pictures on location due its playback features ensuring you get shots that you really desire. The frame options allow you to frame your next action. The LCD display makes navigation through the HD Hero cameras easier through its settings menu that is in form of text. It also offers a battery life display. The fact that its back doors are waterproof also adds to the positive on protecting the camera from negative effects of water. Its small size makes it very portable.
The GoPro LCD BacPac adds some bulk to the camera ,enhancing the stability of the HD Hero cameras that are otherwise so light and sometimes unstable such that keeping to shots may prove a little bit tricky.
On the negative,to some people who enjoy the lightness of HD Hero cameras,the GoPro LCD BacPac will have added unwanted weight. The LCD screen is also vulnerable to breakage if the cameras are attached to weak mounts. The GoPro LCD BacPac drains the battery of your camera really quickly, fortunately it has a turn off option for battery conservation. All in all we agree that the GoPro LCD BacPac has more pros than cons therefore giving you value for your money.