Excerpt: GoPro’s original line of cameras established the brand as the go-to outfitter for documenting the near-death experiences of the outdoor-inclined/insane. Their successor HD Hero 2 ($300) ups the ante by providing professional low light performance, double the image sharpness, and adding a new narrow (90 degree) and medium (127 degree) recording angle to the original’s wide 170 degree option.
Excerpt: Sometimes new versions of an existing products are yawners. This is not one of these times. GoPro’s new HD HERO2 is a meaningful improvement of the older HD Hero. Reviewed here for skiing purposes is the HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition ($299.99). I’ve also found the the LCD BacPac ($79.99), the chestmount ($39.99) and the extra battery BacPac ($49.99) accessory useful.
the Hero2 is a fun, reasonably-priced camcorder that should please anyone looking for a wearable adventure-cam.
4 February 2012
Conclusion: The Hero2 is the best adventure-style camcorder we've worked with so far, and the model was easier to handle and control than its most direct competitor, the Contour+. Realistically, performance plays second fiddle for the Hero2, as the most important feature is its go-anywhere design, which is made possible by GoPro’s waterproof housing and variety of mounts and straps.
Conclusion: If you’re into outdoor sports and activities of any description, then the GoPro camera system provides an accessible and reasonably cheap way to record and share your exploits. The camera produces extremely high quality video under all circumstances, and the incredibly versatile mounting system lets you attach it to all kinds of outdoor and sporting equipment. The limited battery life is a disadvantage though, especially on longer trips.
Pros: Lightweight, Versatile, Robust, Good video quality
Excerpt: The GoPro is the action camera that other wearable cameras are compared to, and the latest HD Hero 2 is a welcome upgrade from the original Hero. The Hero 2 can shoot video in 1080p with a wide 170-degree view, capture 11Mp still images, shoot a burst of ten frames in a second, record at 120fps for slow motion and has various time-lapse intervals.
Summary: It’s not the easiest camera to use, and when all the extras are added up its not cheap either, but it’s a lot of fun to use and limited only by your imagination – and willingness to put yourself in crazy situations.
Excerpt: It's not an over-exaggeration to say that the GoPro has changed the world of both amateur and professional video making. GoPros are used from cyclists and bikers in London to record the crazy near-accidents drivers cause around them. Skiers love them for hitting the slopes and surfers are sending home some awe-inspiring footage.
Pros: Well designed, superb picture quality, simple to use and reliable
Cons: Menus and buttons are fiddly, monitor is optional extra, battery life can be average at best
Excerpt: Stunts, Tricks oder einfach nur für die eigene Erinnerung: Mit der HD Hero2 von GoPro lassen sich actionreiche Momente aus ganz speziellen Blickwinkeln festhalten. Die kleine Kamera steckt hierfür in einem robusten Gehäuse und verfügt über zahlreiche Halterungen.
GoPro Hero 2 et Liquid Image HD : filmer sous l’eau
14 September 2012
Excerpt: Filmer en plongée est un rêve généralement inaccessible car un caméscope, son caisson et des torches sont très chers et très encombrants. Le spécialiste de la caméra subjective GoPro commercialise désormais un boîtier adapté à la plongée et Liquid Image propose même un masque qui filme. Mais ce n’est pas aussi simple qu’il y parait.