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GoPro Motorsports HD Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the shutter and features.

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

sensor, features, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the GoPro Motorsports HD Hero is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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GoPro HD Helmet Hero Review


The GoPro HD HERO is where it's at if you're into any kind of "extreme" sport and you want to record high-quality HD video. With the included housing and mounting options, the HERO offers outstanding bang for your buck. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Small compact body that can mount almost anywhere ; Comes with an extremely rugged housing, which is waterproof and even bombproof ; Optional backdoors for when you're not using the kit underwater or above 100mph ; Depending on the kit, you get loads...

The menu can be daunting, especially if you didn't read the manual ; No optical zoom ; Image quality of still images is more in tune with current day mobile phones ; Slow shutter response/lag in still mode ; No HDMI output ; Audio can sound a bit odd...

The GoPro HD HERO is where it's at if you're into any kind of "extreme" sport and you want to record high-quality HD video. With the included housing and mounting options, the HERO offers outstanding bang for your buck. Read more in our

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GoPro HD Helmet Hero Camera With BacPac Review


Some of you may know GoPro as the leader of action sports mountable cameras, and rightfully so. GoPro has pioneered the sports camera for consumers over the years. GoPro cameras aren't just used by us amateurs, but most of all by professional athletes...

Extreme sports or anything extreme for that matter, are no match for the HD Hero's mighty array of mounts, seriously durable and strong enclosure, and nothing can escape its wide angle lens. If there's a need for taking video at extreme conditions and...

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I probably wouldn't have believed it if I had not seen it for myself. I know there are many pint sized cams on the market but this one really surprised me. I was on a shoot in N.Carolina a few weeks ago filming the sand tiger sharks on some WWII wrecks...

While not strictly intended to be an underwater camcorder the GoPro HERO HD still took some very commendable shots. Topside, though its light weight demands a very steady hand, is where the GoPro HERO HD really shines. Shooting in 1080p produced some...


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Amazon review summary for GoPro Motorsports HD Hero


alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 user reviews of GoPro Motorsports HD Hero from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

This summary is based on the product: GoPro HD Helmet Hero

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Worth the price; not great in low light


The size and the power is amazing for the price. Also the battery lasts a very long time -- 2.5 hours. However, under low light it doesn\'t capture very well, also not good in sudden changes in light levels. Some users may get frustrated with super...

Easy to Use","Great Picture Quality

Poor In Low Light","Too wide angle lens

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Awesome Videos


I\'ve been taking videos while snowboarding and on my bike. Allows my friends and family to ride along with me.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

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Even an amateur can make it big on YouTube, all you need is GoPro !


"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." (Will Rogers)So wait, why bother to strap a camera on your head?For the first 5 years of my bike racing ...

Infinite mounting options, waterproof, shockproof, miniature and lightweight, good quality standard definition camera, affordably priced

Battery life, SD card video size limitations, small LCD info screen, limited video quality

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No problem attaching it to a snowboarding helmet. Gnarly video !!

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Our grandsons will be filming their activities to send to their dad in Afghanistan so he will be included for the next 10 months. This is dad's 3rd deployment in 5 years so he has missed a lot of the growing up of his sons.

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Bought this camera to go rafting in Costa Rica.We shot almost 2 hours worth of great HD videos.It's the best camera for the purpose.The only glitch is that if you have it on your helmet, there is no way to know when it's shooting or not, and on a 6...

Product Specifications

Wanting to add a second GoPro camera to your quiver for filming two angles at once? Already got enough mounts to accomplish your mounting needs and just want a second camera at a reduced cost? No problem...that's what the Wide HERO is for. Shoot 56 minutes of high-resolution video and 5 megapixel photos automatically in "Photo every 2 seconds" mode. Use as a hand held camera, too. Shockproof and waterproof to 100 feet/30 meters. The Wide HERO is the same camera and quick-release housing that is included with the Motorsports HERO Wide and the Helmet HERO Wide cameras. It comes with one quick-release buckle for attaching to your existing GoPro mounts, but the Wide HERO does not come with any mounts aside from the single quick-release buckle. It's designed to be a lower-cost second camera that you can use with your existing GoPro mounts, making it easier for you to film from multiple angles at once. Now you can wear one GoPro camera on your helmet looking forwards and mount your second camera on your handlebars or skis looking back at you. Edit between the two views and, voil

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific/Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AAA

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:GoPro HD Motorsports Hero/GoPro Motorsports Hero

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8


Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/MPEG-4 / H.264
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera