|GOPRO HERO 1080P Catamaran Vessel Camera W/2.8mm Lens|
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|Expanded Product Features|
|Model||HD Helmet HERO|
|UPC||00185323000897, 185323000149, 185323000897, 5051552167180, 689466358568, 989898141081|
|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
|Media Format||Flash card, SD|
|Focus Adjustment||Focus Free|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||16 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.2 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, MJPEG|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||Audio Recording, Interval Shooting Mode, Shock Resistant, Water Resistant|
|High Definition Video Support||1080p|
|Video Capture||512 x 384 - 3360 sec - with 2 GB card|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
The GoPro Hero Motorsports Wide records up to 56 minutes of video or 1,940 5-megapixel photos at the touch of a button. The waterproof/shockproof housing allows for external vehicle mounting and recording in wet conditions. The camera system is a great value for the money.
The GoPro Hero will drain a set of AAA batteries in about an hour, depending on usage. The tiny display features icons that are difficult to interpret without the instruction manual. Low-light performance is abysmal.
Small and easy to place nearly anywhere on a vehicle, the GoPro Hero Motorsports Wide is an extremely cost-effective way to document your high-speed hijinks; just make sure to buy your batteries in bulk.
Average review score based on 60 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
First of all, I bought this cam from eBay USA as this way it was much cheaper than getting it locally (Romania) or even from the Old Continent.
I bought the Helmet Hero HD variant of the camera which comes bundled with a bunch of accessories that grant an easy fixture to your sports helmet be it for snowboard / ski, biking or even skydiving. The marketing blabber says that the sticky accessories that come with the camera feature industry grade 3M tape and I'm not going to contest that. I stuck a fixture on the front of my helmet and another one on the side of my girlfriend's and they are rock solid. For the girlfriend's helmet I need to use the L shaped adapter so that the resulting movies do not turn out sideways. Actually you can twist and turn this adapter in any way you like allowing yourself to take some pretty creative shots of the wearer's body / legs doing the snowboarding / biking or whatever action you decide to film. I also (separately) got a suction cup to be able to affix the camera to my car. I'll just say that even after releasing the lock you still have to pull hard on the suction cup to release the surface - so there's next no way it will come off by itself. In the box you'll also get a head strap to be able to affix your camera headlamp style, a strapped mounting plate for vented helmets, two types of cables to connect the cam to your TV as well as user manuals and warranty.
The camera itself is contained in a pretty solid clear plastic enclosure which features two types of back doors. One makes the camera waterproof while the other will allow for better sound. While using the waterproof door the sounds are muffled - but it's better to be safe than sorry - for example I succeeded in dipping the cam in deep snow in one snowboarding section while having the open door on. A bit of wiping later it was like new, but my heart jumped.
There are several shooting modes but you'll obviously use the filming feature the most. The movies turn out great - if the scenery is well lit they'll easily be as beautiful as the marketing footage on the GoPro site. You can also take timed shots with the cam - to build them later into a timelapse movie later. There's also a photo option which will yield funky wide angle shots. The settings menu is a little cryptic but with the manual at hand it's easy to customize the device's features to your liking. There are only two buttons and no viewfinder or display (except the status LCD) but the lack of display can be considered a good thing too: less weight and less power drainage. If the camera is on your helmet the audio signals it emits when turning it on / off and when it starts / stops shooting will help you know what's going on.
There's much to say, but the space is running out so it's time for the conclusion: I really like this gadget and for me it's got a ton of applicability: snowboard, biking, driving, RC car, RC helicopter... I even thought about mounting it on my dog. :) The possibilities are vast and the resulting footage looks great and is fun to watch. Bottom line: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
This product is a very good invention. Should not be afraid to report the camera when I'm in nature, skiing or beach. This makes excellent recordings. The use is not easy because there are two buttons and small display of the setting. But there are wide-angle lens, enough to handle the difficult conditions. I think the expensive retail price of $ 270, but I bought the $ 180 price was good, but I also think a bit expensive.
The picture quality is very good but is only really outstanding in daylight. Sound is mono so not the best but if you are dubbing your videos anyway then that won't matter.
I read the instructions ONCE and understood how to change all the settings, adjust quality etc so the camera is VERY EASY to operate and understand.
Definetely the best action sports camera out there for money!
if you are into anything action sports or even just want a camera to record anything you do, this is definitely the most bang for your buck. the video quality is AMAZING.
I have been recording my with a small bullet camcorder on my helmet, or a actual mini dv camcorder attached to my helmet for years, the video was always great quality, but the whole camcorder thing is a little cumbersome. The cords for the bullet cam or the weight of the camcorder on the helmet. My boys both had the original helmet hero wide, but the quality of the video just wasnt as good as my camcorder footage, so I never wanted to switch to the helmet hero. THAT ALL CHANGED!!! I Pre ordered the Helmet Hero HD and have shot a downhill mountain bike ride, and a Gran Prix off road motorcycle race I was in last weekend. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! I couldn t be more happy with the quality of the video, beautiful, clear detailed footage, it is amazing! There are a variety of different options for shooting, Wide screen, Normal, 30fps, 60fps for great slow motion! You have to have a computer that will process HD, My pc was to old, so I use my wife's Imac, it works great. I am completly happy with this camera and look forward to many more great videos, thanks Helmet Hero HD. (wish I had stock in that company!)