GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Camera

GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Camera – Product Description:

GoPro HD Motorsports HERO CameraCapture the very best of your moto, auto, or sled-neck shredding in full-HD video with the GoPro HD Motorsports HERO camera and its included mounting options and hardware. Play back the pro-quality, 1080p HD video on your computer and watch your recorded moto-madness unfold from the camera’s point of view. And whether you decided to mount it on your helmet, handlebars, gas tank, or hand glider, the Motorsports HERO will reward your efforts with mind-blowing images of your exploits. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 2.5 hours in record mode, and with a 32GB SD card (sold separately) you can store over four hours of 1080p HD video (over 8hr in 720p). Other recording options include a 60fps setting (960p, 720p, or WVGA) for amazing slow-motion shots and an ultra-wide-angle setting for 170-degree views, which will make huge freestyle jumps look even bigger. Included mounts allow you to outfit two helmets and three vehicles, and, with the suction-cup adapter, you can mount the camera to any flat spot you find.

Product Features :

  • Professional-grade full HD video up to 1080p
  • 60 frames per second option in 720p and WVGA resolutions provides liquid smooth slow motion playback
  • Videos can be easily edited with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker
  • Industry’s widest angle (170º) and sharpest lens captures more of the scene, including you
  • Includes easy-to-apply mounts for attaching camera to any helmet, motorcycle, car, ATV, jet ski, snowmobile, boat, or virtually any vehicle.
  • Impact-resistant housing is waterproof to 180 ft (60 meters)

GoPro HD Motorsports HERO Camera- Review:

SUPER SPORTS CAMERA!

I bought this HD camera to replace a VholdR Wearable Camcorder (Black) which didn’t survive getting run over by my SUV. The Hero is a well constructed camera, very solid feeling with quality construction.

Pros: The camera has four modes – video (in several resolutions), still pictures, self-timer still pictures, and interval photos (pictures every few seconds). The lens gives a tremendously wide wild view which is nice for HD’s 9:16. It will shoot 1080p, 960p 720p (at 30 and 60 frames per second), and 480 (at 60 frames per second) line resolutions. It uses standard SDHC memory cards and has an internal battery which recharges via a USB cable. The recorded audio is very good both inside and outside of the motor sports waterproof case that came with my kit. Video is relatively good, not as vivid as a dedicated camcorder but the resolution is good. My kit came with a variety of mounts and a suction cup mount for windows and car body use. The waterproof case comes with two backs, one that is watertight and one that is not for better audio when waterproof use isn’t required. The kit comes with connectors for connecting the camera up to an HDTV monitor (component video) or a TV monitor (composite video). A neat feature in the menu is that you can flip both the video and still photos so you can shoot with the camera upside down without a problem.

Cons: The quick release mounts have a bit of wiggle to them. The back of the waterproof case can be difficult to lock closed. The menu system is a bit troublesome to use as there are only two buttons and three LCD characters to use. Once set you’ll not have to go into the menu very often.

Future: There’s a connector on the rear that GoPro plans on using for an external battery or a monitor. Neither are available at the time of this review but they are being worked on.

In use on the trail the mounts worked very well. I used the suction cup primarily to mount the camera to my windshield, bumper, side body panel, and side window. Across rugged rocky trails the camera held firm and the video came out very well. The simple interface was easy enough to use. One button to turn the camera on and select the mode and another to stop and start the recording.

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