HD HERO2 camera debuts
Billed as twice as powerful in every way, GoPro’s new evolution HD HERO2 adds support for remote control and live video streaming from virtually anywhere to the web. The word twice features a lot in the following paragraphs…
The HD HERO2’s new processor delivers twice the processing power, taking full advantage of a new high performance 11 megapixel sensor that delivers more than twice the image detail along with professional low light performance. A totally redesigned wide-angle lens was required to take full advantage of the HD HERO2’s increased image-processing, resulting in a lens that’s twice as sharp as the previous model. And with the arrival of GoPro’s new Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products slated for release this winter, the HD HERO2 will enable video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers, as well as enabling live GoPro video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.
“GoPro created a new category of camera with the HD HERO back in 2009, and it’s gone on to become one of the best-selling video cameras in the world,” says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “With these big shoes to fill, we invested massively in engineering the HD HERO2 to be one of the greatest, most versatile cameras of all time. We think we’ve achieved our goal and we’re very excited to see the content our customers around the world capture and share with their powerful new GoPros.”
The HD HERO2’s photo capture performance has also been significantly upgraded. In addition to much improved low light performance, the HD HERO2 can capture up to ten 11 megapixel photos in a one second burst mode as well as automatic time-lapse photos with quick .5 second timing between photos. This dramatically increases the success-rate when attempting to capture magazine cover quality photos during fast action sports and activities.
The HD HERO2 sells in three bundled-accessory configurations – Outdoor, Motorpsorts and Surf – each containing the necessary mounts for particular genres of use or activity. All cost £299.99