GoPro Launches HD Hero2 HD Action Camera

Wi-Fi remote control, video streaming, time lapse among new features

The GoPro HD Hero2, which will list for $299.99, features several tech upgrades over its predecessor, including 11MP image capture, full 1080p HD video, and the WiFi BacPac, which lets you control the camera via a Wi-Fi remote and communicate with smartphones, tablets and computers. It will also broadcast from any Wi-Fi hotspot.

The camera will be available in Surf, Motorsports, and Outdoor editions with housings optimized for each use. Pre-orders are being accepted now; credit cards will not be charged until orders are shipped.


Photos courtesy GoPro


New features include:

  •     Professional 11MP Sensor
  •     2x Faster Image Processor
  •     2x Sharper Glass Lens
  •     Professional Low Light Performance
  •     Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
  •     120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
  •     Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
  •     10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
  •     1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
  •     3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
  •     Simple Language-based User Interface
  •     Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™
  •     Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras per Wifi Remote
  •     Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview, Playback and Control via GoPro App
  •     Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web

That's all well and good, but we're wondering about the Red Bull product placement in this official (and very cool) GoPro video demonstrating its new camera:



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