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Gopro HD HERO 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 472 reviews of Gopro HD HERO 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and image quality also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, design, durability

price, battery, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Gopro HD HERO 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Gopro HD HERO 2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size and price, and the reliability and zoom get critical views.

usability, portability, design, durability, image quality

battery, zoom, reliability

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

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GoPro HD Hero 2


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GoPro HD Hero2Camcorder Review


The GoPro HD Hero2 is part of a new class of camcorders that is still searching for a definitive name. Some call them “hands-free” or “mountable” camcorders, while others prefer the terms “wearable” or “adventure-cams”. The Hero2 is all of those...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Steve Douglas (



When the original GoPro was introduced into the market it immediately filled a niche for a great many people who would probably have not gotten into video or whose budgets simply didn't allow for it. As I used the first GoPro HERO to come out, all I...

This, in no way, detracts from the impressive quality of the GoPro HD HERO2. This new camera version is no slight improvement. It is a major upgrade in all ways and areas highlighted by its new, faster and larger sensor and its wonderful new menu which...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Perlman (

GoPro HD Hero2 Vs. Contour+ Video Review


This review shootout is for all the motocrossers, mountain bikers, skiers, surfers, boarders, bladers, racers and extreme walkers. It's the GoPro HD Hero2 vs. Contour's flagship Contour+ in this action cam fight to the finish line. Which POV cam will...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

GoPro HD Hero2


If you're looking for a hands-free adventure-cam, the Hero2 may be your savior.

Ships with a waterproof housing; Better mounts and straps than the competition

Lots of noise in low light video

If you’re interested in camcorders, or even gadgets in general, it’s almost impossible to ignore the GoPro HD Hero2. In our experience, the Hero2 is the best adventure-style camcorder we’ve worked with, and the model was easier to handle and control...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: gary (

HD Hero2 camera from GoPro scores 1080p


GoPro are known for their sports devices. That's just what they've lived up to with the release of the HD Hero 2 camera. It completely outdoes its predecessor by offering you a processor that's twice as good, a 11-megapixel, a better glass lens, good...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

GoPro HD Hero2 review


It's not an over-exaggeration to say that the GoPro has changed the world of both amateur and professional video making. GoPros are used from cyclists and bikers in London to record the crazy near-accidents drivers cause around them. Skiers love them...

Well designed, superb picture quality, simple to use and reliable

Menus and buttons are fiddly, monitor is optional extra, battery life can be average at best

If you don't have the original HD Hero, this is certainly a little camera well worth considering. If you have the original, then this is probably enough of an upgrade to make it worth selling the old one and grabbing one of these. Picture quality has...

Jan, 2012

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GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition Review


Flexible, solid and capable, the GoPro stays on top

GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition review – intro The GoPro tends to beat its headcam competition hands down and the latest bout was no exception – it has remained our favourite action cam. It's har

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

GoPro HD Hero 2 review


The GoPro is the action camera that other wearable cameras are compared to, and the latest HD Hero 2 is a welcome upgrade from the original Hero. The Hero 2 can shoot video in 1080p with a wide 170-degree view, capture 11Mp still images, shoot a burst...

Waterproof and almost indestructable, the GoPro HD Hero 2 is a great action camera for anyone that wants to record their sporting endeavours. Image quality is the best we've seen from a wearable camcorder, although audio quality could still be better....

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (

GoPro HD Hero2 first look


HD video for extreme action.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No


HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera / Compact Camera
Resolution:Full HD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice