GoPro Hero 2 has been released

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GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by Nobody » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:41 pm

The GoPro Hero 2 is out. It looks like GoPro has really made some big improvements. I might have to ask Santa for a GoPro Hero2!.

GoPro® HD HERO2 CameraImage



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Camera Optics
•2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens
•f/2.8 Fixed Focus
•170º Wide FOV (Including 1080p)
•127º Medium FOV (In 1080p + 720p)
•90º Narrow FOV

Video
•HD RESOLUTIONS:
•1080p: 1920×1080, 30PFS
•960p: 1280×960, 48FPS + 30FPS
•720p: 1280×720, 60PFS + 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
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Re: GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by Nobody » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:03 pm

UPS just dropped off my GoPro! I've been doing quite a bit of research and finally pulled the trigger. My first impression is Small and Great Quality! Even the retail packaging is top notch. Unfortunately I'm still waiting on the SD card, so I can't use it yet. I look forward to making some cool videos! I'll write something up in the next few days.

GoPro® HD HERO2 CameraImage

In the meantime, I recommend starting your research here:

(This is the old GoPro, but you'll get the idea!)
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Re: GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by EBSTEVE » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:50 pm

Mine is on the way, I can't wait to use something other than my phone :redneck: for my videos.

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Re: GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by Nobody » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:01 pm

If anyone is considering a GoPro camera for Christmas, I've written a short article you might want to check out.

http://www.snowtrek.org/gopro/gopro-hero2.php

If you can't afford one, GoPro gives away one of everything every day. Just submit your email address to the giveaway page at GoPro.comImage Never know, might get lucky.

I haven't had the chance to get mine out in the snow yet, but here is a short test vid I did on the freeway the other day. 1080p 127* POV. Uploaded straight to youtube without any editing.

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Re: GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by EBSTEVE » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:58 pm

5 min mount for the Gopro (resized the picture just for you) ;)
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Re: GoPro Hero 2 has been released

Post by Nobody » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:59 pm

Sweet! You'll probably want some Rain-X on there. I haven't bought any yet. I guess there are some fogging issues, so we'll have to keep an eye on it.

I'm going to try and piece together my chest mount tonight.
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