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GoPro HD Motorsports Hero Camera

Friday, December 11, 2009

Capture your motorcycle experience in true high-definition quality with the $299.99 GoPro HD Motorsports Hero camera. Note the mounting position of the camera on the tail section and the rider’s helmet.
Motorcyclists and other powersports enthusiasts get to experience situations that many non-riders simply can’t. But a new wearable digital recording device changes all that. The GoPro HD Motorsports HERO camera allows the user to record their favorite activity in either 1080p, 960p resolutions at 30 frames-per-second, or at 720p at 60 fps for slow-motion, high-definition action.

This rugged camera is smaller than a pack of cigarettes and can be mounted virtually anywhere on a motorcycle, ATV, or any other machine via its 3-axis suction cup mount (included) or fixed adhesive mounts. Additional mounting apparatus is also available allowing you to mount it at angles that one never thought possible. It features an ultra-wide lens that is capturing either 170- or 127-degree view depending on selected resolution mode.
 
Unlike its predecessor, the HD HERO features a rechargeable battery that can record up to 2.5 hours of video footage. The battery can be removed or quickly recharged within the camera via its mini-USB style adapter port. Data is stored directly to a removable SD card in either .MP4 (video) or .JPEG (photo) format with a maximum storage capacity of 32 gigabytes. Furthermore the camera is capable of recording still images in 5 megapixel resolution and can be set to snap off a picture in 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 second increments.
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The camera is controlled via a straightforward and easy-to-use two button interface. The bottom Power/Mode button turns the camera on/off and allows the user to navigate through a simple menu system displayed on the LCD. Video or photos can then be captured by pressing the top Shutter button. Both video and sound quality is substantial improved over the original GoPro and is as good if not better than what you’d obtain from a similarly priced point-and-shoot cameras. Durability wise, nothing even comes close to the GoPro. It’s both waterproof and shock proof and continues to perform despite our constant abuse. If you’re looking for the best in motorsports digital video, look no further than GoPro’s HD Motorsports Hero camera.

MSRP: $299.99
www.gopro.com
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tracy -Extreme HD119  December 24, 2010 06:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFt-1MVtMO4 how about this one the extreme HD119, seems similar like drift

http://www.hdcatcher.com/product_Extreme%20HD119.html
Ron -gsrider  December 9, 2010 10:23 AM
I have to tell you, I bought one of these a few years back for my race car.....at the time I thought it to be ok, I was used to my Chase Cam (1,000.00 plus) set up. Then I got an HD and started using it on my adventure tourer, what a great little camera, it is a true bargain. This is not the best part about this set up....the best part of the whole thing is CUSTOMER SERVICE, this company is a breath of fresh air when it comes to customer service, you come away knowing that your hard earned money did not stop working when you initially bought the camera. I had an incident where I lost my whole setup due to a broken bracket, I wrote them to complain about the inadequacy of the bracket, I was truly upset about losing my camera......they wrote me back and immediately identified a problem with this particular bracket and after sending a copy of my original purchase invoice....they send me a new bracket and a new camera....replacing my whole set up. They did have a lot of questions regarding my use and application, but in the end they immediately shipped out a replacement....while we are used to customer no-service in this day and age....GoPro stands alone.
Dutch -GoPro HD  December 18, 2009 07:19 AM
Is this an ad? Would like to see a product reveiw.Have been thinking of buying one but need more info before I will shell out $$$
Confused -Vids?  December 11, 2009 03:03 PM
This article is useless without a video.
milwaukee mike -HD Hero  December 11, 2009 10:51 AM
I've used the older version for about a year now and it is unbeatable.
But now I gotta get the officialy licenced HD version. Does it also come in chrome?