Half Moon Bay, Calif. – GoPro announced Monday the HD Hero2 video
camera designed for sports, which is said to be twice a powerful as the
original GoPro HD Hero model.
The HD Hero2, which is available now through www.gopro.com and at leading retailers
including Best Buy, carries a $300 suggested retail, records FullHD 1080p
video, and captures 11-megapixel digital stills at up to a 10 photos per second
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 two 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 Motor Sports Edition includes a suction cup mount, J-Hook
buckle, curved adhesive mounts, flat adhesive mounts and three-way pivot arm.