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GoPro HD Hero2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 792 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and color. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the value for money and features. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, battery, color, design

features, value for money

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 795 reviews)

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GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition


I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the GoPro HD Hero that we've used during the recording of the Car Tech Live podcast for the last year or so. On the one hand, the Hero takes phenomenal wide-angle video, is ridiculously durable thanks to...

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.

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.

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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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"Great small action camera with many uses"


This is a great camera. I use it for snowboarding,trampolning and lots of other sports. The new interface is more user friendly than the old Hd hero 1. With post production knowledge using colour correction you can achieve some quite incredible images

Large number of settings

Hard to produce great video without post production knowledge

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"definitely one of the best action cameras out there!"


small in size

still a bit shaky at times

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Durability ok

HD, optical

nterface problem

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Amazon review summary for GoPro HD Hero2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 728 user reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 from 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

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, battery

features, color

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

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Most useful for extreme sports.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great High Defenition","Great Picture Quality

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
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


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


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