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GoPro Camera HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition (discontinued by manufacturer)

by GoPro
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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  • Outdoor 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: CHDOH-002
  • ASIN: B005WY3TI4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,032 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
  • Three-Way Pivot Arm
  • 2 x Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts
  • 2 x Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • USB Cable
  • * SD Card Not Included

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 110 people found the following review helpful
As a UK customer ordering early, this product was dispatched direct from USA, we needed it for a tour of South America at the end of the week we ordered it, and amazingly it turned up in 3 days.

Having used the old GoPro - this version is better. Sharper, more options, and a more intuitive user interface.

You may find as we do that a large SD card will last longer than the standard battery, so we are looking at getting more batteries or perhaps the batterypac.

Video quality is great in 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps. Personally i feel the 120fps to be a bit gimmicky as the resolution is like an old webcam. (when lets face it, anything that you want to show at 120fps is probably an action you want to see very crisp at the highest possible resolution) In this instance 720p @ 60fps and then slowing the footage by generating the extra frames in post is a better option.

Another minor gripe is that the mic input is on the side of the GoPro, which means from the standard open backed skeleton case, we cannot rig up our rode videomicpro to the camera directly whilst it is in its housing, which in a couple of instances would have been a nice touch.

Don't buy this expecting your shots to look as good as a dSLR with a good lens, the video compression rate on the footage is a lot higher than off a dSLR setup, the sensor size to capture the detail is smaller, and the lens has nowhere near the dynamic capabilities of a good dSLR lens... However, that is not what this should be compared to. When compared with cams like the ContourHD, yes the gopro looks odd, you may feel like an idiot wearing it, and there is a lot of squeaking from the plastic hinges when the ride gets a bit bumpy..
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GoPro HD Hero2 camcorder 30 Dec 2011
By peteb
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Having been using a GoPro Hero camcorder for the last 3 months I was excited to get the latest model for Christmas. Initial tests do show it is better than the previous one. I especially like the increased resolution for still pictures. My LCD back fitted straight on and worked; the housings are interchangable; the menu is easier to understand; the lights all round to show when it is on are a GREAT improvement - no more photos looking up my nose at the beginning and end.

But GoPro, I use this mainly underwater and you are still supplying it with the crappy, out of focus lens in the housing. I will have to spend another 40 to get a replacement. Shame on you especially as your advert has some stunning underwater shots of sharks. So what lens did you use for those? Underwater this week I used the Hero 2 in my old housing and it does work well in less light. I got good results with lights too and it looks like the white balance has improved.

So great new camera but same old faulty housing. If you are using it above water then it is fine and easily gets 5 stars. Below water you need to spend extra money to get it usable so only 4 but great when it is fixed.

If you want to see how it works underwater in challenging conditions then follow Scottish Scuba Channel on YouTube. All videos up until 28th December 2011 are with a GoPro Hero. New ones will be mainly GoPro 2. Both will be using a replacement flat lens in the housing.
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Go Pro wash their hands. 12 Sep 2012
Recently purchased this product for surfing, along with LCD back and wrist strap, and the surf pack. On the first surf, the sticky pad didn't hold the camera in a small wave and the whole rig sank to the bottom (luckily it was shallow water), so purchased their 'floaty back'. On the second surf the system wouldn't turn on, so came out of the water to find the 'waterproof' housing had leaked. GO Pro inspected the setup, and deemed that it wasn't covered by their guarantee system. Apparently it has nothing to do with being waterproof. An outlay of nearly 500, and it lasted for 45 minutes in the water. I pray you never have the same problem.
Annoyed is an understatement.
The camera itself is terrific, but the service from Go Pro leaves a lot to be desired. Would never tell anyone to risk their money on this product if it is going near the water.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok camera but dont use it in the water 25 April 2012
By Chris
Bought the camera and after only a handful of times it had significant water damage (well thats what Gopro says) all it did was becoming foggy all the time even though I maintained the seals properly. Having bought a lens kit as well I ve got equipment worth 380 ready for the bin.
I would not recommend the Product, its another classic example of Americans selling cheap chinese plastics through their marketing...i ve learned my lesson the hard (expensive) way!
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA YET!!! 23 Oct 2012
Anyone thinkign of buying this. Hold out! The GoPro 3 has been announced and will be released in the UK mid November 2012. The price of this one will tumble as soon as the new one is out. So don't pay this price! Wait one more month!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty out of the box 15 Sep 2012
The GoPro freezes during video recording randomly. It worked fine for a few weeks but now no matter what SD card is used or how it is formatted the camera freezes during recording on a random basis. When it freezes you have to open it up and remove the battery. VERY VERY poor product. I would recommend looking elsewhere as it seems a lot of people have this problem. No official word from GoPro about the problem.
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