Gopro, the big helmet camera line our sister site http://pointofviewcameras.com carries has just announced their new HD Hero2 line of pov cameras. The new camera still shoots full 1080p HD but has an 11 megapixel sensor and the processing chip inside is twice the speed of the previous Hero HD.
So what else is new in the Gopro HD Hero 2? Almost all the changes are in the guts of the machine. The physical size of the case is exactly the same as the Hero HD. Smart move because it can use all the same cases, mounts and accessories as all the other Hero cams.
Other much wanted features is showing up on this Gopro. The big ones are mini-HDMI port, composite out. Coming later this winter is the GoPro’s WiFi BacPac which fits in the BacPac port and promises live broadcasting, preview, playback and camera control over WiFi. Wow! Finally, the Hero2 fixes the original HD Hero’s confusing LCD 3 digit code UI with more intuitive and easier to understand icons and text.
The full list of Gopro HD Hero 2 features:
-2X More Powerful in Every Way:
-Professional 11MP Sensor
-2x Faster Image Processor
-2X Sharper Glass Lens
-Professional Low Light Performance
-Full 170°, Medium 12°, Narrow 90° FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
-120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
-Full 170° and Medium 127° FOV Photos
-10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
-One 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Time-Lapse Mode
-3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
-Simple Language Based User Interface
-Compatible Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote
-Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras
-Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview + Playback
-Live Streaming Video + Photos to the Web
Visit our sister site: http://pointofviewcameras.com/gopro for a full review and more details coming soon.