|GoPro HD HERO 2: Outdoor Edition Camcorder - Silver 11 MP + Wifi Bacpac Bundle|
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|GoPro HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition Camcorder -Silver|
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|GoPro HD HERO 2 Outdoor Edition Camcorder - Silver with LCD BacPac 32 GB SD Card|
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|Model||HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition|
|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
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|Supported Flash Memory||SDHC Memory Card|
|Additional Features||3D Camcorder|
|High Definition Video Support||1080p|
Average review score based on 73 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this camera for general outdoor filming and it's been fantastic overall. I've only had this camera for a few weeks but I'm already in love with it.
Out of the box, this camera is really easy to use and get started with right away...but I highly recommend reading the instructions first as they contain a lot of important information and also really helpful tips that will make your usage experience even better.
The battery life is about what you'd expect based on the size of the camera...it lasts for about 2 hours of pure filming, plus whatever charge is needed to navigate through the menus and settings when you're setting up to shoot. I strongly recommend buying a secondary battery if you plan on taking your GoPro on lengthy excursions where you'll be doing a lot of continuous filming. I also bought a portable USB charger that I can use to charge a dead battery while I keep shooting with the backup battery...it's extremely handy to have!
I also recommend getting at the very least a 16GB SDHC memory card (the more memory, the better) as well as an additional card for storage backup...for my very first video I shot for about 10 minutes at 960p in 48fps and the video filesize was approximately 1GB. I think a 32GB SDHC card with a 16GB as a backup would be the ideal setup.
Video quality from this camera is superb. As you've no doubt seen in demo videos, it shoots in full HD and you can choose to have the wide-angle capture or not if you don't want the fisheye effect around the edges. I recommend also buying a polarizing filter to put inside the plastic housing, as it immensely cuts down on glare and harsh brights.
If you plan on using this camera to record anything that needs sound (or good sound quality), I highly recommend buying an external microphone (which you can pickup for fairly cheap for decent quality) as the built-in microphone is quite poor (which is understandable because of the housing around it).
The camera has awesome features in addition to the great video quality like time lapse and burst photo...I have not tried time lapse mode myself yet but I am very excited to give it a try. The burst photo mode is incredibly useful to capture that one perfect moment during something that is happening very quickly or is fast action.
What really makes this camera great is all the various mounts and accessories that you can buy for it...you can literally mount it anywhere. Just be careful about any non-official GoPro gear - make sure to lookup reviews first, as many of the third-party accessories and add-ons are not built with the same high quality.
Just be sure to take really good care of the outer plastic housing...yes, it is waterproof (to a certain extent) and is designed to protect the camera itself from damage, but any scratches or marks on the housing near the part that covers the lens will certainly be visible in your videos.
Some people recommend using Rain-X on the outer housing to prevent water droplets with use in the water, but I've found this only makes the water beads more clear in the video...I recommend simply licking the outside plastic that covers the lens, as this will provide a film to help prevent droplets forming.
Since the HD Hero 2 came out recently, if you can find it brand new for sale for under $350, it's a good deal. I was lucky and managed to find a great deal on mine but it's still well worth the full retail price if you see yourself using it a lot.
This is an Amazing Little Camera! Small and Compact but yet full of features! Waterproof Housing for foul Weather also! SHoots great video and has a huge selection of Mounts so that it can be Mounted on Nearly Anything! Software for the Video Editing is Simple and Free from GoPro! I have a High End Canon DSLR and I use this most often! If you are a Video Nut and need the best you may want to go with the Hero3! If good Video at a terrific price, the Hero 2 WILL meet you needs for sure! Set it up with the Remote Control and use it for Hunting and Video your own hunt! Just endless what you can do with it! Just Imagination!
I used this product in the production of a movie, to gain access to tight shots that were almost impossible to get with larger cameras. Still giving the same or better video quality for its size, this amazing little camera even created 3D effects and video for a portion of my movies. Very creative aspect of the camera. Although very small and cast have a hard time taking me serious with such small cameras, they were easily turned around when the video was shown to them in High Definition and 3D.
bought this product for capturing skiing moments this winter. very sharp lens and very nice speed at 60fps . Can be mounted almost anywhere and this gives you great capturing angles for your videos . battery life is a bit shot ( little less than 2 hours on 720p 60fps and tempetatures -10 C ) but you can buy an extra battery back for double the life . when touching with bare hands on icy environment lens might get foggy , really annoying but might get better if you use special anti humidity paper in the waterproof case . sound with the waterproof case is a bit poor but I guess thats the price of being waterproof .
in my opinion it is the best value for money product on the market now .
Be sure to check if there are any extra customs charges in your country when ordering from abroad cause I almost payed double the initial price .
The video quality is awesome on daylight and good on other conditions.
The camera is very versatile with all the mounts, but keep in mind that you'll have to add money for those mounts and they are not cheap.
The interface is pretty poor, but once you get used to it, you don't really care about it.
The time lapse feature is awesome and very useful.
Bottom line- in the terms of video quality and versatility (which IMHO is the most important thing on this kind of cameras)- you can't find a better product (excpet the hero3...).