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Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1375 reviews of Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The zoom and viewfinder get negative views, while there are mixed comments on the color and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

reliability, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. The zoom and battery get less positive comments. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

reliability, battery, zoom

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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 user reviews of Gopro HD Outdoor HERO2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the battery, while many are critical about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

reliability, color, viewfinder, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition (New Model)GoPro HD HERO2: Surf Edition (New Model)GoPro RAM Mount Adaptor - For GoPro HD HERO, HERO2 & HERO3 Cameras

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro HD Hero2 review: GoPro HD Hero2

 

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Lim (the-gadgeteer.com)

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

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Lim (the-gadgeteer.com)

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

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Lim (the-gadgeteer.com)

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

May, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Perlman (technobuffalo.com)

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: Anthony Grimley (techradar.com)

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

If you're the adventurous type then you should seriously consider taking along a GoPro HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition as your trusty camera companion. And he won't tell tall tales, just record them for all to see in glorious HD.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (choice.com.au)

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.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

GoPro HD Hero2

 

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

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: harrychalker (cnet.com)

"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

Jul, 2013