Whether you love biking, surfing, rock climbing, or any other type of adventure sport, there’s simply nothing like recording and reliving the action with your friends and family or posting the excitement on YouTube for the whole world to see. The HERO2 makes this possible with its rugged build and ability to be worn on your body or mounted on your mode of transportation.
What We Liked About The GoPro Camera HD HERO2 Edition
- It’s Fun! – Of course, fun and versatility are the main purposes of the HERO2, so it’s no surprise that this was one of our favorite features. You can take this puppy nearly anywhere and come back with some great shots to show your friends — no more boring home videos!
- Does Well in Low Light – This is an improvement over the original HERO, and even though it doesn’t handle low light as well as a standard point and shoot camera, it performs decently (especially at 60 fps).
- Good Video Quality – The camera has three different HD resolutions (720p, 960p, and 1080p) and can shoot in three different angles (wide, medium, and narrow). Although, you can get better still pictures on other types of cameras, the video quality is amazing and there is very little motion blur.
- Tons of Handy Features – It seems GoPro tried to think of everything when designing the HERO2. It has a USB port, composite port, mic input, mini-HDMI port, SD Card slot (full size), and more. Basically, you shouldn’t have any problem hooking your camera up to virtually any type of device.
- Easy Navigation – The camera’s LCD screen is easier to navigate than the original HERO and has a simple, one button on/off mode. Also, it has LED lights on all sides that easily let you know when the camera is on.
- Plenty of Mounts and Accessories Available – With the availability of suction cups, helmet and handlebar mounts, head straps, chest harnesses, and more, you can find a way to attach the HERO2 to nearly anything. Check out the accessories here
What We Didn’t Like About The GoPro Camera HD HERO2 Edition
- Needs a Diving Case for Quality Underwater Filming – The HERO2 advertises it is waterproof up to 197 feet, but the only problem is it’s nearly impossible to shoot anything in focus when underwater. GoPro recently released a diving case that fixes the problem, but it costs an extra $50 bucks.
- Battery Life – Although it claims to get 2.5 hours of battery life, it really only gets a little over an hour during average use. If you can, bring a charging cord or buy the Battery BacPac for longer adventures.
GoPro Camera HD HERO2 Edition Conclusion
When you use the HERO2 for what it was intended (action filming), you simply cannot find a better product for the price. Those who have issues with the device are typically using it for things where a different camera would be more suitable (still shots, shooting regular indoor videos, etc.). Yes, it has a few annoyances such as needing a diving case and a better battery, but you can always buy those accessories later or just do without. Either way, the HERO2 is an improvement over the original, and in terms of mounts and video quality, it is in a different league from the competition.