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GoPro would like us to believe that this sequel is twice as good as the previous-generation HD Hero, and it's got the specs to back it up. Light enters the HD Hero2 through a new glass lens that should be twice as sharp, is captured by an image sensor with more than twice the resolution (11 megapixels versus the previous model's 5 megapixels), and is processed by an image processor that is twice as fast as the one in the original HD Hero. Additionally, GoPro states that it has improved low-light performance, which is typically the Achilles' heel of action cameras.
I ordered one earlier today. Should be a fun little toy.

Edit: Just noticed that the picture they use in this article is of Pala Raceway. I go riding there almost every week.

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YES!!! 120 FPS mode!!!!

I'm totally getting this baby for my slow-mo scenes (I'm in a parkour group), oh so glad I didn't buy the Hero 1 earlier this month.
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i had the older one 1080, bought the surfing mount, brought it to brazil, 4th weekend my brother went surfing when the waves crashed at him he lost all the mounting equip along with the camera.. since then i have only been crying when i see anything about go pro... definitly was a great little cam for 5 weeks of use...
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I can see needing a 32gb memory card for that bad boy. Love my GoPro.
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Always wanted one.

Let's see how mu--

$299?!?!?!


Lil' too much for my taste lol
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I can see needing a 32gb memory card for that bad boy. Love my GoPro.
With the new wifi attachment. Carry around a laptop, plug in the power cable, bring a 1TG external drive. Youre good to go.

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Always wanted one.

Let's see how mu--

$299?!?!?!


Lil' too much for my taste lol
It's actually how much gopro's have been costing for awhile.
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Hmmm anyone know how long the original GoPro HD was out for? Trying to think about how often they come up with camera updates year wise.
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Hmmm anyone know how long the original GoPro HD was out for? Trying to think about how often they come up with camera updates year wise.
The original has been out since 2009.

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i had the older one 1080, bought the surfing mount, brought it to brazil, 4th weekend my brother went surfing when the waves crashed at him he lost all the mounting equip along with the camera.. since then i have only been crying when i see anything about go pro... definitly was a great little cam for 5 weeks of use...
They do have attachable float packs so that the camera will float to the surface if it ever becomes detached.

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They do have attachable float packs so that the camera will float to the surface if it ever becomes detached.

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You know I get the feeling somebody will find that camera washed up on shore one day and pop the sd card into a computer to watch the video
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