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GoPro Ships Next-Gen Hero2 Video Camera

11/07/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern
HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. — GoPro recently introduced the next generation of its popular go-anywhere 1080p HD video camera – the HD Hero2.

The latest edition is said to be twice as powerful as the original GoPro HD Hero model and which is available now through www.gopro.com and at leading retailers including Best Buy.

The HD Hero2 carries a $300 suggested retail, records FullHD 1080p video, and captures 11-megapixel digital stills at up to a 10 photos per second rate.

Other selectable video resolution levels include 960p, 720p, and WVGA at 120, 60, 48 and 30 fps.

GoPro said the mini water-tight camcorder was improved over earlier models. The company added a 2x faster image processor, 2x sharper glass lens, Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi remote (both coming soon) compatibility. It includes an integrated battery warmer to extend battery charge life in colder temperatures, a 3.6mm stereo external mic input, LED lights on all sides that are viewable from any angle, support for SD cards up to 32GB in capacity, a mini HDMI port, and an improved easier-to-use LCD interface.

The video cameras come in a hinged clear watertight plastic case that will resist leaking to a depth of 197 feet, GoPro said.

The HD Hero2 is offered in three configurations tailored to different uses: the Outdoor Edition has a vented helmet strap, a head strap, curved adhesive mounts, flat adhesive mounts and three-way pivot arm.

The Surf Edition features two adhesive surfboard mounts and an FCS compatible mount that makes it easy to plug the camera into the deck of a surf board like an FCS fin.

The Motor Sports Edition includes a suction cup mount, J-Hook buckle, curved adhesive mounts, flat adhesive mounts and three-way pivot arm.
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