GoPro HD Hero2 Video Cameras

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $194.99

Product Description

GoPro cameras are used by more professional athletes, sports filmmakers and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet.

GoPro HD HERO2 Video Cameras Pro Review

The new GoPro HD HERO2 has quite a few excellent features on top of its already outstanding functionality, the most prominent being the 11 megapixel sensor, which is accompanied by a sharper glass lens, both of which result in photos and videos with increased clarity and sharpness, and more vibrant and realistic colors. The UI or menu system, has been revamped, and now has a simpler and more intuitive language-based interface, greatly easing usage.Continue reading →

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dcuyco a Weekend Warrior from Temecula,ca,USA

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2012

Strengths:    Good camera. Smoot HD video

Weaknesses:    Sound quality. Constant knocking sound. Bad mounts. Lost camera due to broken handlebar mount

Bottom Line:   
I lost my Hero during a mountain bike ride due to the handle bar mount breaking. I didn't notice that it was lost until almost the end of my ride. I went back through the trails but didn't find it. I also noticed that another part of the mount which I've used only once to mount it on my seat post was also coming apart. I did not crash or anything, but I guess the constant vibration caused the plastic mounts to eventually break. But aren't these cameras and mounts suppose to withstand such abuse? They advertise it as a go anywhere film your crazy rides and stunts camera. So I am very dissappointed at Gopro for not properly designing their mounts and/or not using the proper materials. Their support is also very slow and unresponsive. I couldn't find a phone number on their site but just an online form.

I'm a mountain biker and I got the gopro Hero2 outdoor edition to film my rides. The camera itself is awesome. Really smooth and sharp HD footage. Although for some reason when left on to continually record, the numbering of the files go out of sync.

I was thinking about buying a new one but until I know that they've addressed the mount issue i'm staying away. I'd rather be focused on the trail rather than constantly looking down to make sure my GoPro is still there!

Oh Gopro Hero, it was fun for the 1 week I had you :(

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Favorite Trail:   Vail Lake

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   The BikeShop Temecul

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur LTc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SgtBaxter a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore, MD

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2012

Strengths:    Tiny! Relatively excellent picture quality. Durability and versatility in mounting options.

Weaknesses:    Menu system will be confusing to many people, it could have been far more intuitive. Limited field of view options on any resolution other than 1080p. No back LCD.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the Hero2 mainly because I had extra money from the holidays, and it wasn't that much more expensive than the similar original Hero package.

Reading the GoPro website it seems that the Hero2 has wifi streaming to your mobile phone.. however this is untrue. GoPro is releasing a wifi back for the Hero and Hero2 and only the Hero2 will stream video over the wifi back. The camera itself does not stream to your phone, which would be useful for on the spot review and needless to say, aiming!

Aiming isn't that big a deal however, the wide angle lens captures everything. Just point the camera in the general direction you want and you'll probably have pointed it correctly. However this points out a flaw in the camera, namely you can't shoot anything but wide angle, except in 1080p mode. While it captures plenty of the action, depending on what you're shooting there can be quite the fisheye effect.

Pretty useful little camera that comes with a lot of mounting options. The outdoors edition has a head strap and vented helmet strap that you can also use to test mount the camera around your bike before committing one of the adhesive mount plates. Handlebar/seatstem/chainstay mount is an extra $19 but worth the money.

I plan to use the camera to record technical rides for reviews to improve my biking skills.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Target

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryanburick a Weekend Warrior from Whiteman AFB, MO

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2011

Strengths:    Very small and lightweight, large amount of recording options, comes with a great array of gear for you to use, upgrades are available to make the camera even better, waterproof, crash proof, high quality materials are used.

Weaknesses:    MPEG4 recording format, no rear LCD, you will want additional gear!

Bottom Line:   
The good:
I had been waning this camera for quite some time now as I mountain bike, snowboard, aggressive inline, run, and soon to sky dive. The camera is very well built and the housing and mounts are very high quality plastic and secure. There are many options for where you can mount the camera and even has options to film upside down! The cameras upgraded 11mp over that previous versions 5mp is a welcome upgrade and makes pictures and video even better. The different versions come with a large amount of mounts for you to get started filming right away. The LCD on the front of the camera, as well as the menu screens, are very easy to read and use! The housing is waterproof and will protect the camera very well in crashes and drops!

The bad:
When filming under certain modes you do get "the fishbowl" look, but that is because the camera is in a mode to capture as much as possible! No rear LCD makes it hard to see what you are shooting, but it saves on battery life and there is a detachable one for sale. The camera records in MPEG 4 which only a few major brands of editing software support (Adobe and Pinnacle), but you can use a converter to change the files to whatever you like and then use whatever programs you like. You will need a GOOD computer to edit smoothly as editing 1080p requires quite a bit. You may need to spend more money on additional accessories and mounts to unlock all your creativity, but this is the case with almost every product that is expandable or upgrade-able.

Buy it if you want a small, light, versatile camera with little room to get much better.

So I have no bad points without an explanation or resolution. The camera does what it is advertised to do and does it well. With the amount of mounts and different options to record in, you truly are only limited by your mind!

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Favorite Trail:   Rim Job

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Fezzari Alta Peak and Kenda Nevegal Tires... Enough Said.

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