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Oct 24, 2011

GoPro Launches HD Hero2 Helmet cam, Announces Video Streaming Wi-Fi Pack for Winter

Want to catch every frame of your next extreme sports wipeout in all of its grotesque glory? GoPro knows where you're coming from, and has updated its line of high definition helmet cams to help you capture every bone-breaking moment. The HD Hero2 competitively boasts that it's twice as powerful its 2009 predecessor, the original HD Hero. The new helmet cam promises to capture 1080p 16:9 footage from atop your sweaty noggin at both narrow (90-degree), wide (170-degree) and medium (127-degree) angles, and can snap up to ten 11 megapixel photos per second.

The camera's mini-HDMI port, composite out, USB, SD card and HERO ports will help you share the spoils of your spills when your adventure ends -- at least until this winter, when GoPro's WiFi BacPac promises to enable live broadcasting and camera control over WiFi. Best of all? The Hero2 kills the original HD Hero's confusing 3-digit code interface in favor of a simple language-based menu.

The HD Hero2 comes in three $300 configurations: outdoor, motorsports, and surf editions, all of which are compatible with existing accessories. Too rich for your blood? Then you'll be happy to know that the previous models are getting price drops -- $200 for the original HD Hero and a paltry $150 for its "960" variant. 
 
 

8 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I find this extremely cool actually. It's surprising how cheap it is, I thought it would have went for so much more than what you stated it does.

Orang3 said...

Wow so cool, I do want one of these

aLH3x said...

so cool!!

Lot's Wife said...

Wow. That's a lot less expensive than I expected. Especially because of the price drops.

Adam said...

cool never had a helmet cam

Crisalys said...

My uncle has one of these. I'm not sure which model but it's a very good camera. He uses it when he goes out with his friends on his Harley.

Blunders From 6 Foot 2 said...

GoPros are pretty sweet, a bunch of my friends use them. I'll pass this along to them

The Angry Man said...

Didn't expect it to be so cheap.