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GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

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GoPro-Hero2-housingWith GoPro’s HD Hero2 Outdoor action camera, you don’t have to let a little water, or even a ton of water, get in the way of getting your shot. GoPro cameras are used by more professional athletes, sports filmmakers and core enthusiasts than any other camera, and the HD Hero2 Outdoor edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet.

Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 feet, and able to capture 170º wide-angle Full HD 1080p video plus 11-megapixel photos, the HD Hero2 is a versatile adventure companion. To make you shoot like a pro, the camera includes mounting accessories you’re most likely to use during outdoor sports like biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and so on. And GoPro offers even more optional accessories for your every need, including the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi remote.

Built to take a beating, with a polycarbonate exoskeletal housing, the HD Hero2 comes with a vented helmet strap, a head strap, two curved surface adhesive mounts, two flat surface adhesive mounts, a three-way pivot arm and assorted mounting hardware to get you started on recording your adventures.

Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD Hero line offers three different video resolutions, GoPro-Hero2-with-helmet-strapgiving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity. You can shoot 1080p, 1,920×1,080 Full HD video at 30 frames per sec featuring a 170º, 127º or 90º field of view. Or you can record in WVGA resolution at 20 frames per sec; 720p at 60 fps; or 960p resolution at 48 fps.

GoPro has also invested a great deal into the HD Hero camera’s sound system, so you’ll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. The camera includes a 3.5mm external stereo microphone input as well.

In addition to video, the HD Hero2 can continuously shoot 11-megapixel photos at 10-photos-per-second bursts, or a photo every 0.5-sec in time-lapse mode.

Its included rechargeable 1100 mAh lithium-ion battery can be recharged to 80% capacity in just two hours when plugged into a computer’s USB port, or one hour when plugged into a USB wall or car charger. The camera can be used while charging, and its integrated battery heating system will keep your battery warm during winter activities.

The GoPro Hero2 retails for $299.99. Replacement lens kits are available for $19.99, and a replacement waterproof quick-release housing will cost you just $39.99. While the standard waterproof housing included with the camera is not designed for professional underwater photography and videography, the company offers a dive housing for $49.99. gopro.com

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  1. The promotional video of he GoPro Hero 3 is amazing! Hope to try it!!

    Ma GoPro