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GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2408 reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011). 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. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder. The color and battery get mixed comments.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The durability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and battery.

portability, usability, durability, design, image quality

battery, size

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

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 988 user reviews of GoPro HD Hero2 / Hero2 (2011) 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 are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, color, viewfinder, zoom

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

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: GoPro HD Hero 2 (Videos)

 

Die Helmkamera Hero von GoPro ist nun - wie wir bereits berichteten - auch in einer verbesserten Version erhältlich. Unsere US-Kollegen haben die neue Hero 2 getestet und mit dem Vorläufermodell verglichen. Ihr Fazit fällt positiv aus: Die Kamera...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

GoPro HD Hero 2 review

 

GoPro has been in the HD action sports and helmet cam game for some time now, with its Hero line proving a popular sight atop many a daredevil's lid. Now, you...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

GoPro HD Hero 2

 

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

 

The GoPro HD Hero2 is a rugged HD video camera that can take a beating and go deep underwater.

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

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

Video Quality and Conclusions I asked a friend to take the HD Hero2 with him on a snowboarding trip and the resulting video looked really nice. The 1080p30 footage was full of detail, and you can lower the resolution to 720p60 or 480p120 to increase...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro HD Hero2 review: GoPro HD Hero2

 

GoPro HD Hero2

The ; 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 : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Motorsports HD Hero review

 

GoPro had a hit on its hands with the first-generation GoPro Hero . The small camera combined decent video quality and rugged reliability in a small package that was easy to use in action-based scenarios. However, the Hero wasn't without its flaws....

The GoPro HD Hero Motorsports captures video in a variety of resolutions and frame rates up to and including 1080i full HD, as well as still photos. The Hero has a large selection of mounting options and replacement parts. The polycarbonate shell is...

The lack of a viewfinder makes precise aiming difficult. The tiny LCD display and a cryptic menu is difficult to navigate without first consulting the manual. Low-light performance still leaves much to be desired.

The GoPro HD Hero captures crisp HD video and offers users a great deal of flexibility of resolution and mounting options. However, some users may find it to be too complex for its two-button interface and tiny screen.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (camcorderinfo.com)

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 (kenstone.net)

GoPro HD HERO2

 

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 : 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

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