GoPro LCD BacPac. This is a great addition to an already great camera. This add-on LCD screen finally gives the user a view of what the camera is shooting. It can also playback the video with sound and/or pictures. The BacPac snaps onto the existing GoPro HD Hero camera, and with a simple firmware upgrade for the 1080p cameras, it can remove the guesswork from blind, old school Hero cameras. It reminds me of the Canon 60D, with its much-needed swiveling LCD screen.
For $79, the BacPac is a fairly affordable upgrade that brings this tiny camera to another level in weather-proof sports cameras. If you love your GoPro Hero, you'll likely freak out with this new addition.
< This is the size we're talking about.
< The BacPac connector.
< Once hinged, the LCD gently snaps right into the Hero camera Bus port. It adds very little weight to the Hero camera.
< You press the new button for 2 seconds, and you'll enter LCD menu.
< Some of the sample menus from the LCD menu. This is a great way to understand what the different settings are when you're in the field.
< The new waterproof door (provided) needs to be clipped on. Make sure you follow the directions on replacing this. I used the STANDARD waterproof door.
< The LCD BacPac & Hero camera ready for underwater or mountain terrain. Also shown is the tripod connector (black).
< GoPro + BacPac in recording mode. Your video mode is displayed in the upper left.
< GoPro + BacPac in playback mode. It's very handy that the on-screen display shows the resolution and frame rate.
< A cool tiny speaker for your video playback.
< Shooting video in the weatherproof case.
< GoPro gives you a set of new case doors, and operating manual.