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    New GoPro Hero 2

    My local best buy has some new Go Pro Hero 2 cameras for sale. I had no clue they were coming out with a new one, it has leds visible from all sides to see it is operating. It has a few more capture modes and supposedly an upgraded lens. That was what it said on the package. I just bought my helmet hero two weeks ago, I am going to see if I can upgrade. I am most interested in the better lens and additional HD modes. I think it did slow motion in 3 of the 4 resolutions. It isn't even on GoPros website yet.
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    Here are more details:
    New lcd interface
    LEDS visible from all sides.

    1080p 30 fps 127 & 170
    960p 48 fps & 30 fps 170
    720p 60 fps & 30 fps 170
    WVGA 120 fps & 60 fps 170

    Photos:
    11 MP, 8MP, & 5MP
    modes single. rapid (10 shots in 1 sec), photo every 0.5,1,2,5,10,30 or 60 seconds

    lens is supposedly 2x sharper
    HDMI out on camera

    Most interesting to me is mention of a Wifi bacpac and wifi remote. It says "
    Long range remote control of multiple camera with wifi remote, smartphones and tablets.
    Live preview and playback of videos and photos on smartphones and tablets
    Live stream video and photos.
    and more..."

    It comes with the same mounts as the helmet hero, head strap, vented helmet mount, etc.
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    I just got to try one. I have a friend that writes for techcrunch and he needed some video for his review so I got to play with it. Im a novice at using the go pro but the quality seemed really good. Ill post up his write up after he publishes the article tomorrow.

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    That thing sounds freaking awesome. I wonder if BB screwed up and accidentally posted the info prior to the actual launch of the product. In any case, I will be very interested to get the low down on the wifi tablet connectivity when someone gets to play with one. Depending on how it works, I could see upgrading one of my units.
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    GoPro Releases The HD Hero2 Action Camera, All-New Imaging In The Same Rugged Housing | TechCrunch

    Quote Originally Posted by danguskhan View Post
    I just got to try one. I have a friend that writes for techcrunch and he needed some video for his review so I got to play with it. Im a novice at using the go pro but the quality seemed really good. Ill post up his write up after he publishes the article tomorrow.

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    Thanks, I was far too asleep to dig it up when it posted

    The uneventful video included is me riding around in Hartwick Pines in Michigan. Its fun easy fall ride but really unexciting as far as its technical aspects.
    Now that Im done helping my friend demo it, I just need to save the cash to actually go buy one! Also the BacPac screen that came with the demo one was really nice! It did not make it much bigger at all but it allowed full review and control capabilities.

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    Figures I just ordered a "orig" one last week. Heres the information on GoPros site: HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition

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    Yeah, I ordered my "original" Go Pro a few weeks ago. This always happens to me lol.

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    Are these available to buy anywhere yet? I was just about to get one of the 'old' ones when I spotted this thread

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    It looks like you can get them on GOPROS website.

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    Best Buy also has them, my local one had several instock. I actually traded the one I bought a few weeks ago, back in for the Hero2.
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    I just bought a GoPro from Best Buy last week, went in and returned it for a GoPro Hero 2. Im taking it out on the trails today. Im pumped!

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    Hope this helps with some info: GoPro HD HERO2 – First Impressions | Mountain Bike Review

    Holler if you have any questions?

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    Got a Hero2 yesterday and did some test vids. Picture is MUCH sharper. Getting 2 more to replace the 3 Hero HD's I have is a no brainer.

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    Looks like a good cam, I'm tempted!
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    I'm curious how it looks on the trail under tree cover. My HD Hero looks great in the store, in the sun, under normally good conditions, but on the trail, the picture is what I would call "great for such a compact size", but not what I'd call great otherwise..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsteven View Post
    Got a Hero2 yesterday and did some test vids. Picture is MUCH sharper. Getting 2 more to replace the 3 Hero HD's I have is a no brainer.
    What kind of videos do you make that need 3 cameras? Got any examples?

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    (Their website has been hammered from this news)

    I'm really disappointed they didn't make it 1080p/60 but I guess the processor isn't powerful enough yet.

    The wireless remote is great: (also compatible on original HD Hero)

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    I want one so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrblade View Post
    I'm curious how it looks on the trail under tree cover. My HD Hero looks great in the store, in the sun, under normally good conditions, but on the trail, the picture is what I would call "great for such a compact size", but not what I'd call great otherwise..
    The new sensor is supposed to have improved metering, for better low light performance.
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    Can the HDMI port send out signal during recording, or only for playback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperBad View Post
    The new sensor is supposed to have improved metering, for better low light performance.
    Better, but the lack of being able to adjust the lighting settings, like the drift and contour, keeps it sort of mediocre

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    Quote Originally Posted by fgiraffe View Post
    Can the HDMI port send out signal during recording, or only for playback?
    It can play while hooked up. Meaning it does both of your questions

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    noticably better colors and resolution. watch in 1080p.


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    GoPro Hero2 daytime test 1080 - YouTube

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