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GoPro Motorsports Hero2 Action Camera

by GoPro
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • Sports Action Camera
  • One Button Record
  • 1080p HD
  • Motorsports Edition
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 24.5 cm ; 780 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: CHDMH-002
  • ASIN: B005WY3TMA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,566 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

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The Camera That Started a Movement

Born from a passion to capture your love of sport from your perspective, the HD HERO2 is a feat of engineering. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60M) and boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens, the HD HERO2 has ushered in a new era of image capture. Professional quality 30 fps 1080p and 60 fps 720p video, combined with 11 megapixel still photo capture that has landed magazine covers, HD HERO2 has stoked out more professional and amateur athletes, adventurers and filmmakers than any other camera in the world. GoPro gives you the ability to capture and share life's most passionate experiences. This is your life... GoPro.

HD HERO2 camera walkaround
HD HERO2 camera walkaround

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Widest Range of Video & Photo Capabilities

The HD HERO2 offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity.

1080p - 170° wide angle, 127° medium, 90° narrow FOV @30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio
960p - 170° wide angle FOV @ 48 fps + 30 fps, 4:3 aspect ratio
720p - 170° wide angle, 127° medium, 90° narrow FOV @60 fps + 30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio
Standard Definition - WVGA - 170° wide angle, 127° medium FOV @120 fps +60 fps for super slow motion.

True HD

Amazing 11MP Photos

Shoot hands-free, 11 megapixel photos automatically at multiple intervals until the SD card is full.

Resolutions - 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP
FOV - 170° wide angle FOV, 127° Medium 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.

True HD

Audio Excellence

We've invested more in the HD HERO2 camera's sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You'll only be hearing the sounds of your experience, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video. The HD HERO2 also utilizes a 3.5mm stereo external mic input for professional sound quality.

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Shockproof & Waterproof to 197' (60m)

Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO2 cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action ranging from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating & keep filming. Replacement lens kits & housings are available, so there's little worry while going for glory - even while diving with sharks.

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New Easy-To-Use Interface

Simple Language-based user LCD interface.

One Button Mode: One Button Mode forces the camera to automatically begin recording in its default power up mode once the camera is ON. To stop recording, you turn the camera OFF.

LED Lights: LED lights on all sides. This allows you to know if the camera is on from nearly any angle.

True HD

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts 2.5 Hours, Heater Included

The included 1100mAh Lithium-Ion battery lasts 2.5 hours and is rechargeable through any USB port. You can charge it with your computer or with any USB compatible wall or car charger. You can even use the camera while the battery is charging, convenient for filming road trips where you might leave the camera running for long periods of time. The Battery BacPac is a second battery can be added to the back of the camera, doubling the battery life to 5 hours. Wall Chargers and Car Chargers are also available from GoPro.

For colder temperatures, an integrated battery heater helps keep the battery warm during winter sports, extending recording times beyond what's possible with other camera systems.

Shoot 8+ hrs of HD Video with 32GB SD Card*

Media saved to SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC). Average recording times using a 32GB card:

  • 1080p @ 30 FPS = 4 hours
  • 960p @ 30 FPS = 6 hours
  • 720p @ 60 FPS = 4 hours
  • 720p @ 30 FPS = 9 hours
  • WVGA @ 120 FPS = 4.5 hours

SDHC Memory: Up to 32GB (Class 4 or higher. Class 10 is required for photo every 0.5 second time-lapse.) SD Card not included.

Box Contains

  • 11MP HD HERO2 Camera
  • Waterproof Housing (197' / 60m)
  • HD Skeleton Backdoor
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Suction Cup Mount
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • 3 x Flat Surface
  • Adhesive Mounts
  • Three-Way Pivot Arm
  • Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
  • Assorted Mounting
  • Hardware USB Cable
  • * SD Card Not Included

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
I bought this at this (2012) year's BVE after seeing lots of footage and talking with one of the developers and a couple of cameramen who use it. The idea was that it would help me in two main activities: tracking skiers, camera mostly mounted on a helmet or sometimes a ski; and analysing swimming technique, hand held camera in the pool. A possible third activity (but not yet) is filming in or on a friend's rally car - hence my choice of the `Motorsports kit'.

It works very well in the bright sunshine on the piste, and I set the "zoom" angle at its narrowest, 90, where the barrel distortion is at its minimum (also available are 121 and default 170), giving sharp and accurately coloured images even at the full 1920x1080 25fps HD. However, when the light levels fall to those of a normally lit interior (a living room for example), then the images are blurry and noisy, and often not really useable.

In a swimming pool where there was slightly more light than a domestic interior, while stills were noisy, the moving images were generally acceptable, and served their purpose for stroke analysis. If you are going to try this, please make sure that nobody objects to filming in the pool; there are all sorts of rules and regulations against filming there, and getting written permission from all concerned is vital.

This `Motorsports kit' includes a very powerful sucker mount as well as a selection of self-adhesive mounts and a variety of different brackets to help with the mounting angles. The self-adhesive mounts use very strong glue, do not expect to be able to remove it! The taller slide-in bracket is held together by three small screws, so allowing a bolt-on option.

I would recommend also using a secondary fixing such as a lanyard, just in case!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tough little camera 22 April 2012
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This is the camera used to help make TV shows and so when planning a recent ski trip I decided that I would buy one of these to record our skiing adventures. I chose the Motorsport version and I also purchased the 'Grab bag of mounts' for around 16 which was more cost effective than buying the action version.

The mounts take a little getting used to but once you master them you can mount the camera anywhere and in any direction. The camera itself feels like a toy but once in the waterproof case it feels much more robust. I was amazed to note that the camera and mounts are good for 200mph plus!

You will need at least a 16gb SD card which will allow you to record around an hour and a half in 1080p, which is also about the capacity of the fully charged battery. Video quality is good in 1080p but the colours and clarity are better in 720p, which is also the setting where you get 2 wide angle options, super wide and just wide. There is also a 120fps mode for shooting super slow-mo which works very well.

A couple of negative points, you do not have a viewfinder so setting up is abit hit and miss although you can purchase an LCD backpak for around 80 which is great. Also when used as a headcam mounted to a helmet you cannot see if you have pushed the record button or not and you cannot, at present stream video from the cam, both these issues will be addressed with the forth coming wireless backpak and remote due summer 2012.

If you buy this camera I would suggest you buy the following accessories: spare battery, grab bag of mounts, 2 x 16gb SD cards or larger and a decent accessory case to keep it all in untill needed.

This little cam is definately the best action cam for under 300 and has all the spares and accessory options if you ever need them. I would highly recommend this item but beware, you may end up like me, buying 2 just to get another view and as a backup.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little camera 12 Mar 2012
By Whippy
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It just seems to be the camera that can do everything normal cameras don't!

Hours of time lapse, yep, and it does it well.

Under water, yep, and does it well.

Audio on the outside of cars, yep, and does it pretty well!

Hang it off you while gorge walking, does that ok too.

Put it on a long piece of string and do some funky spinning video, yep.

All those things you wouldn't dream of doing with most other cameras, but the HD Hero 2 does them all and in a really reasonable quality considering the price and size etc!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera for trackday use 27 Feb 2012
By Martin
I bought the GoPro for use on trackdays, car and bike, and I have been hugely impressed so far.

The camera needs 10 minutes effort initially setting the default parameters (recording quality, if you want it to start recording as soon as you turn it on etc, is the camera mounted upside down etc) and then it works perfectly, and so simply.

Great footage, it copes with varying light conditions pretty well though it can be a little thrown when shooting into direct sunlight - to be honest though, all cameras would struggle here.

The sound quality is excellent, automatically filtering out wind noise - even with the roof down at speeds of 100mph on track.

A magnificent camera, very much recommended.

My suggestions for anyone else buying these for trackday use:
- Use the 720-30 setting rather than the full HD resolution, it seems the perfect balance to me between quality and huge file sizes
- The motorsports package does not include a tripod mount, but these are not expensive to buy as an accessory.

Great product, and if anyone wants to see what it does in the hands of a normal user (i.e. me) with no fancy editing, take a look here - [...]

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality item, speedy delivery.
I bought it for my wife to use as a dashboard camera. As a driver of a small car she finds the antics of the "out of my way I'm in a hurry" brigade quitter frightful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by FrankieB
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic
I have had my GoPro Hero 2 for a couple of years now and it is still running amazingly! Such good quality for such a small camera, and extremely durable! Five Stars
Published 9 months ago by Selboss
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kit but don't upgrade the firmware
Now an outdated model but still capable of HD recordings of excellent quality. Probably now available for a lot less than it cost me. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tim Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars A great camera
Love this camera. I use it with the WiFi pac and can control it using the Go pro app, so it's fantastic for jobs where I'm on my own, but need 2 camera angles.
Published 10 months ago by Indy Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars A minor miracle!
What a fantastic little camera! I doubt there is any other camera this small which takes such high quality pictures anywhere on the planet. Read more
Published 11 months ago by jenbez
5.0 out of 5 stars A++
Well there isn't much to say about GoPro, great products at competitive prices, great for shooting anything and at any conditions.
Published 12 months ago by Nikolaos Bikakis
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
It can go in places that no other camera can go !! Really great stuff and built quality. I am very satisfied about the lens quality, it provides really great video quality and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by C. Rammos
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit overpriced
Plastic mounting components a little too brittle. One articulated piece lefdt my camera hanging on without a bolt to hold it in place. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars these cameras are just fantastic
dont think you will find a better method of filming any sport you can think of , waterproof robust and amazing quality
Published 13 months ago by Hartsideman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant
Very well packaged and secured inside the box. All items sealed and wrapped up. No damage or issues with the camera, works excellent and has been used well since. Read more
Published 13 months ago by james hendry
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