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GoPro HD Hero2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1347 reviews of GoPro HD Hero2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the features and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the viewfinder and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro HD Hero2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro HD Hero2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Camera HD Hero2 Outdoor EditionGopro HD HERO2 SURF Edition ( 11 MP )GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

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Amazon.com review summary for GoPro HD Hero2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 731 user reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the color and features. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

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reliability, features, color

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Camera CHDOH-002 HD HERO2 Outdoor EditionHD Hero2 Surf CameraGoPro CHDMH002 HD Motorsports Hero2 Camera Bundle including 3 Pocket memory card Case, Multimedia SD Secure Digital Card Reader, 16GB Memory Card, Cam

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GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

 

Inexpensive. Rugged construction. Good quality video. Compact. Waterproof to 197 feet

Limited battery life. Archaic control system. Fixed focal length lens. No GPS

The GoPro HD Hero2 is a rugged HD video camera that can take a beating and go deep underwater. It includes a number of different mounting tools so that you can affix it to a helmet, skateboard, or anything else you can imagine.

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GoPro HD Hero2

 

The GoPro HD Hero2 is easily the best GoPro camera yet, with the ruggedness and quality that we've come to expect and a new user-friendly interface.

The GoPro HD Hero2 boasts improved optics, a few new video- and still-photo-shooting modes, and backward compatibility with current HD Hero accessories. Most importantly, its interface has been overhauled and is now much easier to view and understand

As improved as it is, the Hero2's interface can still be a bit confusing for the first-time user

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BlurFix for GoPro Hero/Hero2 Review

 

I'm really loving the GoPro2 HD Hero2; it's wide angle 170° FOV lens and small size make it so versatile and handy, and it nicely compliments my “normal” camera gear. The waterproof housing supplied with it means it's a robust little unit, and knowing...

Easy DIY installation ; The ability to use filters allows you to be more creative (go buy yourself a CP filter, and you'll never see clouds the same again :) ) ; For me, it actually allows me to hold the camera bit better ; Easily converted for...

Covers front activity light ; Added weight and bulk ; Vignetting in some modes

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GoPro LCD BackPac for HD Hero and HD Hero2 Review

 

In my review of the GoPro HD Hero2 (see related links), I mentioned that there was no viewfinder included with the the standard package. Now while many people using this unit for extreme sports may not find that this is an issue, my usage means I want...

Small and light ; Allows you to frame you video/photos ; Allows you to playback your video/photos

Additional weight and bulk ; Covers the rear activity LCD ; Cryptic codes or video mode ; Cannot be stacked with a Battery BacPac

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GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition POV Camera Review

 

I've reviewed the Drift HD and the Swann Freestyle HD action cameras (see related links), and while I haven't been able to give you any extreme sports footage, hopefully the reviews have been useful to those considering a POV camera. The GoPro range of...

Small and flexible ; Lots of options for video and still resolution ; Clear and bright pictures ; Good low light sensitivity (given the size of the sensor) ; Lots of accessories from both GoPro and third party vendors ; Good user forum support

No tripod mount on camera or casing ; More expensive than other offerings ; No viewfinder supplied as standard making it a bit hit and miss framing your pictures or video

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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...

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GoPro HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition review

 

A high-quality tough camera that likes a challenge

Light and compact ; Great still images ; Versatile video modes

LCD screen is an optional extra ; Some accessories poorly built ; Case liable to fogging

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GoPro HD Hero2 review

 

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

The HD Hero2 is unchanged in the important ways from the original camera. It's still got the best picture quality of any camera of its type, and it's one of the most usable sports and fitness cameras out there too. The choice of housings and mounts...

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GoPro HD Hero2 first look

 

HD video for extreme action.

The HD Hero2 is the camera for people who like to live life on the edge.

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GoPro HD Hero2

 

Plenty of versatility and superb video quality make this an excellent outdoor action camera

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: No
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Memory

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

Recording

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