GoPro’s new HD Hero2 Professional – great news for aspiring action sports directors


If you’re a fan of action sports/helmet cameras then this weeks announcement of the GoPro HD Hero2 is exciting news indeed. The original GoPro HD Hero is widely considered the best affordable helmet/outdoor sports camera on the market and the new version two is set to move the boundaries further forwards. If you’ve watched much TV like Top Gear or Freestyle cycling, downhill mountain bike racing to commuter bike footage a lot of it will have been made with a GoPro. I’ve featured plenty of vidoes using these cameras on this blog not least CycleFilm’s Dog days are over (below):

The new HD Hero2 boasts twice the quality of the original camera and tweaks to make it more easy to operate.
GoPro’s own website lists the improvements/features as follows:

2X More Powerful in Every Way

  • Professional 11MP Sensor
  • 2x Faster Image Processor
  • 2X Sharper Glass Lens
  • Professional Low Light Performance
  • Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
  • 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
  • Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
  • 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
  • 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
  • 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
  • Simple Language-based User Interface
  • Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™ Compatible (coming soon)
  • Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras
  • Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview + Playback + Control via GoPro App
  • Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web
The really good news is that this significantly upgraded product comes to market at the same price as the old one – £299 in the UK or $299 in the USA. One of these has definitely just gone to the top of my most wanted gadgets list 

You can find more information here: http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero2-outdoor-edition/

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