GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Wide-Angle Helmet Cam

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Wide-Angle Helmet Cam

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  • Wearable and mountable, HERO2 Outdoor Edition is waterproof to 197 ft. (60m) and is capable of capturing professional, 170� wide-angle 1080p high-def video
  • More powerful in every way than its predecessors, HD HERO2 boasts a faster image processor, sharper lens, better low-light performance and an 11MP sensor
  • LCD interface makes this versatile camera easier to use than other helmet cams; LED lights on all sides are viewable from any angle
  • Shoots 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second; 960p at 48 frames per second; 720p at 60 frames per second; WVGA video at 120 frames per second
  • 170° wide-angle lens captures amazingly wide and sharp HD video
  • Shoot up to 6 hrs. of TV-quality video with sound on a full charge with a 32GB SD card (sold separately)
  • Catch interval action sequences on a professional, 11MP sensor with still photos automatically captured at rates up to 10 per second
  • Fixed focus glass lens offers sharp still images and smooth, clear video; aperture is f/2.8 for high performance in low light
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, 7 or later and Mac OS 10.5 and later
  • Supports up to 32GB SD card (sold separately)
  • Mounts to helmets, bikes, vehicles and other gear with included head and helmet straps, 2 curved and 2 flat-surface adhesive mounts, 3-way pivot arm and mounting hardware
  • Curved and flat-surface adhesive mounts feature 3M backing that sticks tenaciously to surfaces, yet they are easy to remove when heat is applied, such as with a hair dryer
  • 3-way pivot arm offers a wide range of adjustability, letting you orient the angle of your camera for the perfect shot
  • Integrated battery warmer extends battery life in cold weather
  • Also includes a lithium ion battery and USB cable
  • Note: the GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition wide-angle helmet cam does not float; precautions to secure it should be taken when using in or around the water

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Wide-Angle Helmet Cam

Specification Description
Best use Multisport
Megapixels 11
Waterproof Yes
High definition Yes
Lens focal length F/2.8 feet
Zoom range (Fixed focus) millimeters
Vertical resolution 1080p / 960p / 720p / 720p / WVGA
Image stabilization No
Still mode Yes
Movie mode Yes
Frames per second 30 fps. / 48 fps. / 60 fps. / 120 fps.
Self timer Yes
Instant review No
Interface USB/RCA TV cable
Remote control No
OS compatibility Windows, Mac
Power source Rechargeable lithium ion
Included memory None
LCD screen size Unavailable
Dimensions 2.3 x 1.75 x 1.25 inches
Weight (without batteries) 4.9 ounces

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Wide-Angle Helmet Cam

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Rated 4.4444/5 based on 63 reviews
Rated 3out of5
by fromTwice the camera as the GoPro HD? I like the GoPro line of cameras, and I have a number of them. Their compact size, relative ease of use, waterproof housing, and several useful mounting accessories, not to mention their great ads, all make GoPro the go-to POV camera.However, the Hero2 isn't twice the camera as the original Hero HD. I was hoping for better still photography potential. Yes, the file size and resolution are larger (8MB Jpeg files vs 3MB; 3840x2880 vs 2592x1944px), but the quality is limited to the screen and limited post production editing. It offers no better images than a cheap point-and-shoot, with no on camera DPI control or any manual controls for ISO, focal length, aperture... just like the original GoPro Hero. Video remains the same quality. Scrolling through the menu is a bit easier. Overall size and shape are the same. The price is the same at [$]. I would suggest to the person who will buy but has not used one of these before, save money and get the original Hero, you won't know the difference right away.
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 3out of5
by fromMisleading advertising I live in Alaska and purchased this camera due in part to the supposed camera battery heater advertised for this camera. It turns out that this camera battery 'heater' is no more than the normal electronic heat generated when the camera in on, according to the support team. So, don't buy this camera thinking that it has a specific heater for the battery. I get about one hour of run time in 35 degree temperatures when the camera is kept in an inner pocket when not in use.
Date published: 2011-12-21
Rated 3out of5
by fromGoPro HD HERO Too Pricey? This product was meant to rip you off with its accessories. For real you couldn't add a normal LCD like every camera. I understand its purpose is for outdoor but it would help if I could see what I'm recording. That's what people always ask me how do they see what I'm recording.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 3out of5
by fromCaptured the footage but not the action I own an action based company and we bought this for making some action shot videos. I was surprised at how shaky the videos turned out. We also felt that you could not get close enough to the action to really get a good shot and really see what was going on. It makes you feel like your really far away from everything when you watch it on the tube. It did not give people who watched it the "I wanna do this" bug. Mounts were easy to use but hard to find. I am still on the prowl for a tripod base attachment.I would have to say the LCD Screen is a must so you can see what you are shooting if your are looking to get a specific shot for your project. There is also a huge lack in information on the different settings you have to choose from. After a few days of messing with the camera I didn't feel I could really explain the quality difference and best setting for specific uses. Its a good camera for filming sports on your head if your looking to relive the moment. If you are trying to show people a first hand experience of what you do it just didn't cut snuff for us.
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 3out of5
by fromMisleading Product description states that it is waterproof up to 60m. What it doesn't say is that with the standard housing the camera doesn't really work under water. Everything is out of focus.
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 3out of5
by fromNot so good underwater This camera is pretty much the bee's knees (tm) above water. The picture quality is outstanding. However, even though the stock housing is waterproof, it does not take good video underwater. For that, you have to buy a separate housing....which I didn't know when I bought it to take with to Cozumel. How disapointed was I?!
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat Picture, Terrible Sound Easy to use, sharp image and durable. Great price! The trade-offs are substantial however. The Go Pro doesn't shoot great in lowlight, and the audio is absolutely terrible. Encoding is bad enough before enclosing the camera in the plastic case/mount, which muffles everything. The Hero2 has a port for an external mic, but inexplicably the case covers the port, so you can't use an external mic while the camera is mounted, unless you drill a hole in the case thus destroying its water proof capacity. Go Pro could fix all of this by providing buyers with two cases (water proof and otherwise) instead of just two backdoors without anyway to add a decent mic.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 4out of5
by fromTons of awesome in a tiny little package I borrowed the HERO1 from a buddy and after a short bit of use I couldn't pass up the sale for the HERO2. Durable enough for my 3 year old to run around with it and me not worry. So many attachments and extra goodies just means I need a camera bag, even though that kind of takes away from the compactness of the camera. Wide angle is just a fish eye lense, which is really noticeable for close shots, but not for distant shots. I think the only drawback so far is the battery life. 2 batteries, both died around 1.5 to 2.5 hours each, including standby time. Maybe I just need to learn to utilize the features better. This isn't a Hollywood studio professional grade camera, so don't expect it to be. GO BUY ONE!
Date published: 2012-08-31

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