I have an Hero (and just ordered a Hero2) and love it. Take it anywhere and don't have to worry about it breaking. Also used it for snorkeling in Aruba and got some good shots. Haven't taken many still shots with it, but the video quality is excellent( there are plenty of online videos for you to watch). The only thing that I dislike is that, in the waterproof case, the sound is completely worthless. But because it is in a waterproof case, and most videos have music overlay anyway, it is not that big of a deal.