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Background and Identification ¶ 

The HD Hero 2 was released in October of 2011. GoPro claims the Hero2 to be "Twice as powerful in every way" when compared to the original GoPro Hero. It sports an 11 MP sensor, 2x faster image processor, 2x sharper glass lens, and ten 11MP photos per second burst, among other improvements. The Hero 2 is designed to be wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 ft (60m), and capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second.

To check that your device is, in fact, the HD Hero2, check to make sure it says "Hero2," as opposed to "Hero," under the lens.

Tech Specs ¶ 

Camera Optics

  • 2x Sharper Professional Glass Lens
  • f/2.8 Fixed Focus
  • 170º Wide FOV (Including 1080p)
  • 127º Medium FOV (In 1080p)
  • 90º Narrow FOV

Video

  • HD Resolutions:
    • 1080p: 1920×1080, 30FPS
    • 960p: 1280×960, 48FPS + 30FPS
    • 720p: 1280×720, 60FPS + 30FPS
  • Standard Definition Resolutions
    • WVGA: 848×480, 120FPS + 60FPS
  • High Performance,1 /2.3” CMOS Image Sensor
  • Light Sensitivity: .84 V/lux-sec
  • Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 File Format
  • Exposure Control: Spot, Center Weighted
  • White Balance: Auto

Photo

  • Resolutions: 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP
  • FOV: Wide 170º FOV, Medium 127º FOV
  • Capture Modes: Single, 10 Photo Burst, Time-Lapse*, Self-Timer

Audio

  • Mono, 48 kHz, AAC Compression, Auto Gain Control
  • Stereo External Microphone Input (3.5mm)

Storage

  • Memory:
    • SDHC: Up to 32GB (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Average Response Time With 32GB SD Card:
    • 1080p30: 4 hours
    • 960p30: 6 hours
    • 720p60: 4 hours
    • 720p30: 6 hours
    • WVGA 120: 4.5 hours

Battery & Charging

  • 1100mah Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge via USB

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and Later
  • Mac OS® x 10.5 and Later

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