GoPro has launched its GoPro HD Hero 2 action camera which sports a simpler interface and offers better performance than its predecessor, the GoPro Motorsports Hero. The image is captured by a sensor with a resolution of 11 megapixels, which is more than twice the 5 megapixel resolution of its predecessor.
The new camera also boasts of an image processor that is reportedly twice as fast as that of its predecessor. The company also promises superior performance in low-light environments, which is usually a problem area with cameras.
The new model captures full HD video (1080p) at 30 frames per second. You can also capture 960p video at 48 frames per second and 720p video at 60 frames per second. It even gives you an amazing 120 frames per second at 480p.
The camera comes with a Photo Burst mode in which you can capture 10 11 megapixel images in one second. Even in still photography mode, you can take pictures with shot intervals of as low as half a second.
There are clear improvements in the user interface as well. The Hero 2 displays the resolution and speed of capture (e.g. 1080-30 to signify 1080p, 30 frames per second) instead of an obscure code that non-regular users of the camera may not be familiar with. LED lights tell you that the camera is recording.
The HD Hero 2 is available in 3 configurations- Motorsports, Surf and Outdoor. All three are waterproof and shockproof. Each variant however comes with unique mounting options that are offered based on likely use of the camera. All variants are priced at $299.
View the full specs on the GoPro Hero2 Here. Check out the quality of this camera in this action sports video: