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The GoPro HD Hero2 Camera Unboxing and Feature Review:

The guys over at Point of View Cameras have done all the dirty work of unboxing the GoPro HD Hero2 camera and have done a quick feature review for us. GoPro cameras are used by more motorsports professionals, race teams and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2 is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera.


Camera Optics

2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens
f/2.8 Fixed Focus
170º Wide FOV (Including 1080p)
127º Medium FOV (In 1080p)
90º Narrow FOV

Video

HD RESOLUTIONS:
1080p: 1920×1080, 30PFS
960p: 1280×960, 48FPS + 30FPS
720p: 1280×720, 60FPS + 30FPS
STANDARD DEFINITION RESOLUTIONS
WVGA: 848×480, 120FPS + 60FPS
High Performance,1 /2.3” CMOS Image Sensor
Light Sensitivity: .84 V/lux-sec
Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 File Format
Exposure Control: Spot, Center Weighted
White Balance: Auto

Photo

RESOLUTIONS: 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP
FOV: Wide 170º FOV, Medium 127º FOV
CAPTURE MODES: Single, 10 Photo Burst, Time-Lapse*, Self-Timer
* Now supports time-lapse photo every 0.5 seconds. Requires Class 10 speed SD Card.

Audio

Mono, 48 kHz, AAC Compression, Auto Gain Control
Stereo External Microphone Input (3.5mm)

Storage

MEMORY:
SDHC: Up to 32GB (Class 4 or Higher)
AVERAGE RECORDING TIME WITH 32GB SD CARD:
1080p30: 4 hours
960p30: 6 hours
720p60: 4 hours
720p30: 6 hours
WVGA 120: 4.5 hours

Included Cables

USB Cable For Charging and Data Transfer

Battery & Charging

1100mah Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Charge via USB

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and Later
Mac OS x 10.5 and Later

Compatible with all GoPro BacPacs

Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™ (Coming Soon)
LCD BacPac™
Battery BacPac™
3D HERO System*
*Compatible with future firmware release

See GoPro for more on the GoPro HD Hero2 camera.

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