October 25, 2011

3 Reasons Why the GoPro HD Hero2 is the Best HD Camcorder

On October 24, GoPro announced their latest and greatest HD camcorder, the HD Hero2.  GoPro's headline for the camcorder includes, "Professional Power to the People," and I think they mean it.  The specs are amazing and the performance looks promising.

The 3 Reasons Why the GoPro HD Hero2 is the best HD Camcorder:

1.  Price
At $300 the HD Hero2 promises to be the best bang for the buck camera on the market.  HDSLRs offer amazing performance, but are bulky, expensive, and not bombproof like the GoPro.  For the same price as a Canon T2i with the 18-55 kit lens, you can grab two HD Hero2's.

2.  Size
Size influences creativity.  The HD Hero2 is compact, waterproof, durable, and GoPro offers an arsenal of attachments.  What does this mean?  You can put this camera in just about any location or mount it to any object you desire to get the shot you want.

3. Frame Rates
The HD Hero2 offers a slew of video frame rates, all of which will be useful in action cinematography, including:
  • 1080p: 1920×1080, 30PFS
  • 960p: 1280×960, 48FPS + 30FPS
  • 720p: 1280×720, 60PFS + 30FPS
  • WVGA: 848×480, 120FPS + 60FPS
The HD Hero2 is also capable of 10 frames per second (FPS) stills at 11 MP.  A built-in intervalometer also offers the option of time-lapse photography.

Watch GoPro's advertising video for the HD Hero2.  Turn the volume up on your speakers, the video is amazing!

Order your GoPro HD Hero2 through Amazon today!


  1. Quik Pod is a monopod made to be used with Go Pro and lets the user take his or her own photo. Check it out on www.facebook.com/quikpod