Most reviews will say to spend the $129.99 and get the base GoPro Hero - it's considered much better than the budget cameras for a little more. I also wanted something inexpensive to try it and found an Epic HD on clearance at Academy for $29.99! It was the only one they had in the Frisco store. Regular price was $179.99. It is ok and works fine, although, I wouldn't be that happy if I spent the $179.99 on it. I'll cut my teeth on it and eventually upgrade if I use it.
I think I saw a(your) post the other day about that camera which is all I am wanting, something very basic. I don't need anything fancy to make awesome videos with, just to show my family and friends how it works fishing from a kayak. And I am trying to stay under $100 for now.