***Updated with new GoPro HD Hero2 demo video***
We are big fans of GoPro's, they seem to have taken adventure sports videos to a new level. Now GoPro have released an update, the GoPro HD Hero2.
Whether it is a base jumper, wingsuit flying man or just your skiing exploits down a black run, the HD Hero has been producing amazing action and adventure video since its introduction. We posted a rather extreme example of the GoPro Hero in action only last week, ok to be fair it was 48 GoPro's recording simultaneously, but YouTube is awash with action footage you couldn't of shot on another camera.
"GoPro created a new category of camera with the HD HERO back in 2009, and it’s gone on to become one of the best selling video cameras in the world,” says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “With these big shoes to fill, we invested massively in engineering the HD HERO2 to be one of the greatest, most versatile cameras of all time. We think we’ve achieved our goal and we’re very excited to see the content our customers around the world capture and share with their powerful new GoPros."
Visit http://gopro.com/hd-hero2-cameras/ for more information on the HD HERO2, Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products.
Upgraded Professional Photo Quality and Features
The HD HERO2’s photo capture performance has also been significantly upgraded. In addition to much improved low light performance, the HD HERO2 can capture up to ten 11 megapixel photos in a one second burst mode as well as automatic time-lapse photos with quick .5 second timing between photos. This dramatically increases the success-rate when attempting to capture magazine cover quality photos during fast action sports and activities.
Simplified User Interface
GoPro also placed a priority on redesigning the HD HERO2’s user interface for dead simple ease-of-use. The HD HERO2 features a totally new, straightforward language-based user interface that eliminates the need for instructions.
“The HD HERO2 is much, much easier to use than the original HD HERO. If you know how to use a traditional camera, you can use the HD HERO2 straight out of the box without instructions. This makes the HD HERO2 very powerful as an every day, easy to use consumer camera while retaining all of the features, modes and performance that has made GoPro the best selling small form factor HD camera to Hollywood,” said GoPro’s Director of Product Definition, Rudy Samuels.
Specialized Right Down to the Packaging
The HD HERO2 sells in three bundled-accessory configurations, each containing the necessary mounts for particular genres of use or activity. The HD HERO2 is backwards compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and accessories.
Click each product name for a complete list of included mounts and accessories:
- HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition - $299.99
- HD HERO2: Motorsports Edition - $299.99
- HD HERO2: Surf Edition - $299.99
The original 1080p HD HERO camera is now available for MSRP $199.99 - $239.99 (USD) (previously $259.99 - $299.99) through GoPro.com and GoPro’s worldwide authorized dealer network. The Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote are also compatible with the original HD HERO camera, but functionality is limited to remote control only. Video and photo streaming is not supported.