GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition.
This is a GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition.
2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens than the GoPro HD Hero Camera
• 10 Photos Per Second Burst
• Video: HD Resolutions: 1080P 30 FPS, 960P 30 and 48 FPS, 720P 30 and 60 FPS
• Photo Resolution : 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP
• Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Compatible: Long range remote control of multiple cameras, Wi-Fi Video Preview + Playback on Smartphone/and Medium 127o FOVVIDEO.
2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens than the GoPro HD Hero Camera 10 Photos Per Second Burst Video: HD Resolutions: 1080P 30 FPS, 960P 30 and 48 FPS, 720P 30 and 60 FPS Photo Resolution : 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Compatible: Long range remote control of multiple cameras, Wi-Fi Video Preview + Playback on Smartphone/and Medium 127o FOVVIDEO
From the Manufacturer
The Camera That Started a Movement
Born from a passion to capture your love of sport from your perspective, the HD HERO2 is a feat of engineering. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60M) and boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens, the HD HERO2 has ushered in a new era of image capture. Professional quality 30 fps 1080p and 60 fps 720p video, combined with 11 megapixel still photo capture that has landed magazine covers, HD HERO2 has stoked out more professional and amateur athletes, adventurers and filmmakers than any other camera in the world. GoPro gives you the ability to capture and share life’s most passionate experiences. This is your life… GoPro.
2x More Powerful
HD HERO2 2x More Powerful In Every Way
We spared no expense engineering the HD HERO2.
2x More Powerful
Widest Range of Video & Photo Capabilities
The HD HERO2 offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity.
1080p – 170° wide angle, 127° medium, 90° narrow FOV @30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio
960p – 170° wide angle FOV @ 48 fps + 30 fps, 4:3 aspect ratio
720p – 170° wide angle, 127° medium, 90° narrow FOV @60 fps + 30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio
Standard Definition – WVGA – 170° wide angle, 127° medium FOV @120 fps +60 fps for super slow motion.
Amazing 11MP Photos
Shoot hands-free, 11 megapixel photos automatically at multiple intervals until the SD card is full.
Resolutions – 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP
FOV – 170° wide angle FOV, 127° Medium FOV
Capture Modes – Single, 10 Photo Burst, Time-Lapse*, Self-Timer
Now supports time-lapse photo every 0.5 seconds. Requires Class 10 speed SD Card.
We’ve invested more in the HD HERO2 camera’s sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You’ll only be hearing the sounds of your experience, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video. The HD HERO2 also utilizes a 3.5mm stereo external mic input for professional sound quality.
Shockproof & Waterproof to 197′ (60m)
Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO2 cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action ranging from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating & keep filming. Replacement lens kits & housings are available, so there’s little worry while going for glory – even while diving with sharks.
New Easy-To-Use Interface
Simple Language-based user LCD interface.
One Button Mode: One Button Mode forces the camera to automatically begin recording in its default power up mode once the camera is ON. To stop recording, you turn the camera OFF.
LED Lights: LED lights on all sides. This allows you to know if the camera is on from nearly any angle.
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts 2.5 Hours, Heater Included
The included 1100mAh Lithium-Ion battery lasts 2.5 hours and is rechargeable through any USB port. You can charge it with your computer or with any USB compatible wall or car charger. You can even use the camera while the battery is charging, convenient for filming road trips where you might leave the camera running for long periods of time. The Battery BacPac is a second battery can be added to the back of the camera, doubling the battery life to 5 hours. Wall Chargers and Car Chargers are also available from GoPro.
For colder temperatures, an integrated battery heater helps keep the battery warm during winter sports, extending recording times beyond what’s possible with other camera systems.
Shoot 8+ hrs of HD Video with 32GB SD Card (SD Card NOT INCLUDED)
Media saved to SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC). Average recording times using a 32GB card:
•1080p @ 30 FPS = 4 hours
•960p @ 30 FPS = 6 hours
•720p @ 60 FPS = 4 hours
•720p @ 30 FPS = 9 hours
•WVGA @ 120 FPS = 4.5 hours
SDHC Memory: Up to 32GB (Class 4 or higher. Class 10 is required for photo every 0.5 second time-lapse.) SD Card not included.
April 2012 – I’ve edited this review a few times, detailing the ups and downs of the Hero2. Turns out I had a defective unit. In my several contacts with the help in the forums never suggested this – it was not until I contacted customer service directly that this came up. I sent the camera in (the rep said they would “keep an eye out for it” – Yea, right! I thought) – I needed it back ASAP for a ski vacation is Steamboat. Well, it arrived back in my anxious hands 8 days later. They had it for less than three days – that’s impressive. The fastest turn-around for Canon has been four weeks.
The movie accompanying this review was is a time lapse shot at One frame every five seconds, 1145 photos. I reduced them in size, then used Quicktime Pro to make the movie. The extreme color shift towards the end is the camera automatically switching settings when it grew darker out.
So I used it every day for a week, plus every few days since then (When not shooting skiing, I shoot a lot of time-lapse.) No issues, no problems – the quality is stunning. I think my earlier complaints concerning customer service were due to the rush accompanying the Hero2 introduction.
I still have complaints with the Scuba aspect of the camera, plus I can’t even use it in our pond and produce usable results.
Underwater? The specs have an impressive “Waterproof to 197 feet.” Except the thing can’t actually shoot any usable underwater footage. How many snorkelers and SCUBA divers have purchased this thing, only to find out that EVERY video and photo are totally out of focus? The curved lens cover acts with the water to create a second lens – this shifts everything out of focus by about five feet! Since the camera has no manual focus, you’re stuck.
Style Name: OutdoorPackage Type: Standard Packaging
(Update 6/6/2012) GoPro finally released the new diving case which fixes the infamous underwater focus problem with the standard waterproof case after two years of long wait for some users. The diving case will cost $49 that is a great price, but it is extra. Anyway, all my comments regarding the underwater problem should not be a concern with the new diving case.(Update 5/21/2012) I got the new diving case from GoPro. Although it cannot attach any filter, it is still great. I like the lens cover that came with it too. I can also see tiny bid less fish-eye effect and wider angle on land. That is nice IMO. I am giving 4 stars because they have the fix now even though I needed to spend extra $49. The diving case is that good.
After all these issues / promises are solved and updated, I will give this product 5 starts.
1. (Fixed!!!)Underwater focus fix with Extra $49.
2. 127FOV and 90FOV for 720P as promised
3. Overheating issue and short battery life
4. Price is still too much for such low quality materials used in this product.
5. (Released!!!)This was not expected, but as they promised “Pro-tune” firmware update will be released in this summer, not in summer 2015 like the diving case that GoPro promised long time ago.
6. Bugs in low light videos, photos, and time lapse feature.
7. Hopefully this will get fixed with “Pro-tune” firmware, but Auto White Balance does not perform well underwater at all.
Hero2 is clearly better than the original HD Hero in many areas. The price difference is justifiable although $300 was bit too much for my wallet. I am still happy with the purchase. If you are choosing between Original HD Hero and Hero2, I would get Hero2 for better low light performce.
Hi guys, my review does not contain any sample footage. Go to Google or YouTube to find that because there are a gazillion of them. I won’t bore you with that. If you are a skier, boarder, wakeboarder, water skiier, whatever. They will have footage of all of it there for your specific use. And since there are SO MANY USES for this wonderful little machine, I won’t even try to cover that aspect; “application in sports”, you might call it. I WILL however focus on the build quality, design, and delightful experience of opening the box for the very first time, which is impressive in and of itself.
My review is on the quality of build and design, which is a 10/10, A+, best you could ask for, in my opinion.
This camera has the grace and design-sense of an Apple product. Whomever designed this must be passionate about build quality and design, because everything is great. From the minute you open the box, you are impressed with extra features and luxuries that you would not expect from a camera of this size. It’s an elegant design, easy for any person to use of any skill level.
I was extremely pleased with this camera, when I own Canon lenses that cost 10x as much money (yes, high end photography is expensive and good lenses go for $2000 to $3000– JUST FOR THE LENS!!). I actually cannot believe such an elegantly designed product can be had for under $300. Kudos to GoPro.