The camera world is having a serious make-over in technology. First we heard about the Lytro with its infinite focus ability, and now we have GoPro with a new bundle of action cameras.
GoPro has brought forth the HD Hero2 Professional, which can be called as an upgrade from the HD Hero. The major feature that’s been included is a new video sensor which is said to perform twice as better than the Hero, even in low light capture.
The sensor comes with different lenses to improve clarity and also offers a 170 degree field of vision. That is a much better coverage than the 127 degree field of the HD Hero.
In looks, the Hero2 is somewhat similar to the original, with its square shape. The user interface is much better, and it sports a tiny LCD and also has LED lights on all the four sides.
Under the covers, the Hero 2 packs a better processor, and this allows the gadget to take 10 photos per second or one every 5 seconds. The sensor is very fast and catches up at 960p at 48 frames per second, 720p at 60 fps or WVGA at 120 fps.
Moreover, from the 5-megapixel sensor in the Hero, we get an upgrade to 11-megapixels. Aside from all that, the Hero 2 packs a mini-HDMI port and a 3.5mm external stereo mic input along with a 3.5mm composite video port.
The Half Moon Bay-based company is holding up the HD Hero 2 at Best Buy for $299.