GoPro HD HERO cameras are the finest wearable and gear-mountable cameras in the world, designed to go with you and capture life as it happens in stunning high definition. These point of view digital cameras shoot up to 4 hours of 1080p HD video and they’ll also take 5 MP still time lapse photos.
The GoPro camera lineup is also extremely durable, built to take whatever you can dish out. Featuring an industry-best 170 Wide angle model and a 54 normal lens model, the HD HERO is completely shockproof and waterproof up to 180 feet.
The GoPro HD HERO Camera – Revolutionary Technology
GoPro HD HERO CameraThe GoPro HD HERO camera opens up an entirely new world of exciting opportunities, and it has quickly become a household name when it comes to shooting sports and adventure video. Regardless of whether you’re a surfer, race car driver, or cyclist, GoPro HD cameras and accessories allow you to capture every amazing second of your most thrilling adventures.
We strongly encourage you to try out a GoPro HD HERO camera for yourself — we think you’ll agree with us when we tell you that these little babies are about as addicting as anything we’ve come across in a long while.
GoPro HD HERO Review – The Best POV Camera?
In this GoPro HD HERO review we’ll share reasons why these cameras are gaining notoriety with trailblazers and daredevils as a way to record their adventures – whether surfers, race car drivers, skiers, or cyclists. These compact digital cameras – aptly named HERO because of their ability to make their user look like a hero during their favorite sport or activity – are quickly becoming a household name when it comes to shooting sports and adventure video.
One of the coolest features of these point of view cameras are the size. Being small, lightweight, and portable, the cameras are easy and convenient to take anywhere. You can easily mount the cameras to surfboards, helmets, or to a car for a spirited drive. You can even mount cameras to gear in normally awkward places, like on a mountain bike’s handlebars, without the weight interfering with your performance. These cameras are so small and light you forget you’re wearing or using it.
But don’t let the size of the cameras fool you – the GoPro HD HERO has amazing capabilities. These digital cameras shoot up to 4 hours of 1080 p HD video – and the video is awesome in stunning high definition. The killer 170 wide angle models provide the largest field of view of any other wearable camera on the market, crucial for capturing every bump, curve, and jump whether you’re riding a new trail or practicing some outrageous new tricks on your skateboard. The cameras allow you to capture every minute on film from your own unique perspective.
In addition, the cameras take 5 MP still time lapse photos. Simply press the shutter button once and you can record up to 2 ½ hours of high quality photos. Perform your sickest tricks and the cameras will do the rest of your work capturing all your skills in perfect consecutive order. How cool is that? Of course, the cameras also have self-timers allowing you to get those traditional group shots.
Professional Quality, Full HD Video
1080p, 960p, and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p). The HD HERO line of cameras offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity:
- 1080p: 1920x1080 True HD featuring a 127 degrees angle of view, 30 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
- 960p: 1280x960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170 degrees angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen16:9 resolutions can show.
- 720p: 1280x720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170 degrees angle of view, both 30 and 60 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.
We've invested more in the HD HERO camera's sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You'll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video.
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, Built in Battery Warmer
The rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery (included) lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. It can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 2 hours when plugged into a computer's USB port, or in 1 hour when plugged into a USB compatible wall or car charger. Camera can also be used while chargingâ€¦handy on road trips where it's fun to leave the camera rolling. Camera also features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm in winter activities.
Shockproof, Bombproof, Waterproof to 180 Feet / 60 meters
Don't let a little water, or even a ton of water get in the way of getting the shot. Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Waterproof to 180 feet / 60 meters and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating. It's a GoPro...go for it.
GoPro HD Durability
GoPro HDHow about durability? Everyone is filming and uploading their extreme adventures including surfers catching 30-foot waves and mountaineers skateboarding off cliffs with bat-suits flying toward earth. It’s all the rage, but what cameras are built strong enough to take all the knocks? The GoPro HD HERO stands out from the rest and has been designed to be durable enough to be used with any sport. The cameras are incredibly shockproof and built to take whatever you can dish out. No worries if your camera skids across the asphalt.
Another feature we like is that the GoPro HERO is waterproof up to 180 feet. So what if you get caught in the pouring rain and shooting underwater or while surfing is yet another added benefit. These cameras have been proven to take awesome shots in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti. Add to all that the GoPro HD Helmet HERO battery allows for up to 2 1/2 hours of recording time on a single charge, and up to 9 hours when a 32GB SD card is used. The improved battery life is especially useful in extreme weather and cold water environments.
GoPro understands that good sound is as important as good video. They’ve invested more in their cameras’ sounds systems than most companies spend on their entire camera development and it shows. The high definition sound system helps filter out unwanted wind and background noise without eliminating it completely, which allows the viewer to experience the reality of the experience. As a result, the speed, rush, and energy are enhanced by the audio as opposed to being drowned out by it.
We’re not alone in singing GoPro HD HERO praises. Look at what JPFreek Adventure Magazine who tested the camera on a cross country adventure had to say: “We like the design, compact yet impressive capabilities, as well as the ease of use…If you’re looking for an affordable, user-friendly outdoor camera, then the Hero is a perfect fit.” The GoPro camera line has received well-deserved praise from many other well-known magazines, newspapers, and television stations. After reviewing this product, we tend to agree – the Go Pro Camera opens up an entirely new world of exciting opportunities.
No matter what sport you enjoy or whether your adventures are by land or sea, Hero Go Pro HD cameras and accessories allow you to capture every amazing second of your adventures. It’s absolutely worth the investment if you’re an active outdoor athlete and want the technology to record and share your adventures.
We strongly encourage you to try out a HD GoPro HERO camera for yourself — we think you’ll agree with us when we tell you that these little babies are about as addicting as anything we’ve come across in a long while.
- Waterproof digital camera mounts to helmets, bikes, kayaks, skis, vehicles and more for the ultimate hands-free experience
- Shoot up to 56 minutes of TV-quality video with sound, or activate the ''photo every 2 seconds'' mode to capture exciting action sequence stills
- Adjustable sound recording levels optimize camera for high-vibration situations
- Five-megapixel sensor and wide angle 170 degree glass lens offer sharp images and smooth, clear video
- Compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 9.1/10.2 and later; no driver required
- Supports up to 4GB SD card. Expandable up to 8GB SD with optional Firmware Upgrade. Free and Available Now!
- ''Always On'' mode lasts over three hours
- Includes head strap for non-helmet use and multiple quick-release base plate configurations for vented or non-vented helmets
- Sturdy, polycarbonate waterproof housing protects camera to 100 ft.
- Runs on two AAA batteries (sold separately)
- System requirements: USB
- 170 degree wide angle lens & 5 MP Sensor
- Updated video, photo, sound and low light performance
- 40% smoother video up to 56 minutes
- Automatic Photo Every 2 seconds mode
- Inverted Video/Photo Save-Upright Mode
- Adjustable video-sound recording levels
- 5MP Go Pro Digital Hero Video/Still Camera
- Waterproof/Crash proof camera housing
- Vented Helmet Strap Mount
- 3 Curved Adhesive Stick on Helmet Mounts
- Multi-Angle Side Arm Assembly
- Helmet Strap Mount
- Quick Release Buckles
- USB/RCA Combo Cable
The GoPro Hero Motorsports Wide records up to 56 minutes of video or 1,940 5-megapixel photos at the touch of a button. The waterproof/shockproof housing allows for external vehicle mounting and recording in wet conditions. The camera system is a great value for the money.
The GoPro Hero will drain a set of AAA batteries in about an hour, depending on usage. The tiny display features icons that are difficult to interpret without the instruction manual. Low-light performance is abysmal.
The bottom line
Small and easy to place nearly anywhere on a vehicle, the GoPro Hero Motorsports Wide is an extremely cost-effective way to document your high-speed hijinks; just make sure to buy your batteries in bulk.