Here at Bike198, we have been long time fans of the GoPro POV cameras dating all the way back to the original Hero that was only VGA resolution. With each version of the GoPro, they keep on getting better. There is not an easier to use, higher quality camera for mountain bikers on the market. It is just that good for what we do.
The two shortcomings of the GoPro as we see it was low light production and the lack of a remote. This week, GoPro released the Hero2 Professional (MSRP 299.99) that promises to address both issues for GoPro users looking to get those features added to an already great POV camera. In addition to the new sensor, the wifi remote adds the ability to stream video over wifi and provide a sharper picture through a new lens. I am not sure when we would ever use that as mountain bikers, but it seems like a pretty cool feature.
However, these new features do come at a $100 premium over the regular GoPro Hero HD.
GoPro cameras are used by more professional athletes, sports filmmakers, and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera, yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197? (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. It is simply the smallest, lightest, most powerful HD camera in the world for capturing and sharing immersive videos and photos of your favorite activities. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out with friends or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you nail it and look like a HERO.
Included are mounting accessories you’re most likely to use during outdoor sports like biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and so on. Other accessories are available via links on the right hand side of this page.
The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is compatible with all GoPro expansion accessories and BacPacs™, including the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote (coming soon).
I founded Bike198 back in 2007 and started riding bikes seriously in 1994. A lot has changed since that time and one of the greatest releases is still getting out on the bike and shredding trail or tearing up the road.