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HD Hero2 Sports Camera Released by GoPro

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October 26, 2011

HD Hero2 Sports Camera Released by GoPro

By Jennifer Russell
TMCnet Copy Editor


GoPro (News - Alert), the world's leading activity image capture company, has announced its newest product, the 11-megapixel HD Hero2 camera. By adding Wi-Fi features, more than doubling the still picture resolution and retaining its signature modular sports case design that allows for helmet mounting, it’s a great follow-up to the original HD Hero 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.”

The HD Hero2 comes with a case that is waterproof up to 197 feet and mounts for shooting a variety of activities. It works with several different straps, arms, and other mounts to form the HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition, with accessories tailored to light helmet mounts, HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition, with accessories intended for full-head motorcycle helmet, or HD Hero2 Surf Edition, with accessories for surfboard mounts.

With the ability to shoot 11-megapixel photos at 10 shots per second, film WVGA video at up to 120 frames per second, and record 720p and 1080p HD video at 60 and 30 frames per second respectively, it enables consumers and professionals alike to capture and broadcast their lives' most exciting moments in professional quality. And, with an F/2.8 fixed focus lens that can capture a 170, 127, or 90-degree field of view, depending on the mode and the type of shooting you want to do, this is a very resourceful and powerful camera.

Slated for release this winter, GoPro's new Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products for the HD Hero2 will allow video remote control using the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers, as well as enabling live GoPro video to be broadcast from wherever there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.

The new HD HERO2 is now available at, specialty retailers around the world and at Best Buy (News - Alert) for $299.99.

In other news, GoPro recently released a new video for international surf brand, Rip Curl, which uses the first ever mobile, waterproof 48 camera array to capture never-before-seen perspectives of two time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning, doing what he does best in the warm waters of the South Pacific.

Jennifer Russell is a TMCnet Copy Editor. Previously she worked as an Editorial Production Assistant at the Taunton Press and as a Production Assistant at Hersam-Acorn Newspapers. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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