Having bought a GoPro HERO 3 less than 6 months ago I had an occasion to put it to good use lately in a factory as you can see from the iPhone shot that the picture was stripy…faulty. I have sent it back and await my replacement…thats not the issue, buying into GoPro’s latest incarnation the GoPro HERO 3+ you get 4x the WiFi which is a major improvement over the last model.
The major improvement I was expecting to see was the addition of exposure lock and shutter speed.
As you can see the menu is very comprehensive but the internet is riddled with questions about lack of exposure lock. For a so called action camera I would have assumed exposure lock was a necessity .
I emailed their “support” about this topic with no reply to date. The GoPro system is second to none with accessories for all occasions but in my opinion its let down badly by lack of basic professional features like exposure lock and shutter speed.
I hope GoPro are working on a FW update to fix this sometime soon !
UPDATE : Thursday 20th February 2014 GoPro REPLY “Thanks for reaching out to us here at GoPro, and I understand why this would be helpful for many reasons. At the moment there isn’t any word of this changing in a new firmware update, but our engineers are always working to improve the cameras and hopefully we can get this into a new version! Plus, they don’t really tell us here in support too much about what’s in the works too far ahead of time. I will definitely pass the concern to our engineers to see if we can get something in place if it isn’t already, because I for one would like to see this as well.”