This hero’s no sandwich

Yes, it’s spelled gyro, but the sandwich can’t take pictures. This one’s spelled HERO2, and the number means it’s the second version of the popular camera.

Manufacturer GoPro says the HD HERO2 camera is twice as powerful as the original, letting owners capture in 1080p HD video and 11-megapixel photos.

The new camera has a new processor delivering twice the power, taking full advantage of a new sensor with more than twice the image detail and improved low light performance.

A totally redesigned wide-angle lens was required to take full advantage of the increased image-processing, says the company, and that lens is twice as sharp as the previous model.

New Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products slated for release this winter will enable video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers as well as enabling live GoPro video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.

The new model can capture up to 10 full resolution photos in a one second burst mode as well as automatic time-lapse photos with 0.5 second timing between photos.

The HD HERO2 features a totally new, straightforward language-based user interface that eliminates the need for instructions, says GoPro.

The camera sells in three bundled-accessory configurations – Outdoor, Motorsports and Surf editions – each containing the necessary mounts for particular genres of use or activity. The HD HERO2 is backwards compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and accessories.


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