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GoPro HD Hero Helmet Cam Review

GoPro, makers of the popular Hero Wide line of cameras announced some astonishing news at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show this week. This Fall, they will be releasing the GoPro HD Wide, the world's first full high definition 1080p helmet camera! Yes, that's right, 1080p (1920 x 1080 resolution) on a freak'n helmet cam, how awesome is that? What's even more awesome is that the camera will retail for $299, quite possibly placing it among the world's most affordable 1080P high definition camcorder of any sort.

The overall visual appearance of the high definition GoPro HD Wide is pretty much the same - but the insides of the GoPro HD are very different and the specs tell the full story! The GoPro HD still has the killer 170 degree wide angle lens and will have three recording resolutions: 1080p (1980 x 1080), 960p (1280x960, so it's similar to 720p but at 4:3 ratio), and 720p (1280 x 720). What's even better is the camera can record 720p at double speed 60 FPS for buttery smooth high-def slow motion deliciousness. Here are the full video specs with bitrates, please note bitrates may change in final production version:

  • 1080P 1980x1080 30 fps @12 Mbps
  • 960P 1280x960, 30 fps @ 10 Mbps
  • 720P 1280x720, 30 fps @ 7.5 Mbps
  • 720P 1280x720, 60 fps @ 15 Mbps
  • Sample videos and more specs after the jump!

The GoPro HD has a completely redesigned power system. The new power design includes a 1100 maH Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack. This provides greatly improved battery life over the original GoPro Wide series, especially in cold weather and cold water environments. This new battery pack should provide 2-3 hours of record time, and you can always pack extra batteries as well. The battery has increased the depth of the GoPro High Def housing a bit, making the overall package a bit thicker - but the GoProHD is still very small and compact!
The awesome 5 megapixel photo mode has returned as well. You can snap 5MP photos on the fly, or configure the camera to automatically snap photos every 2, 5, or 10 seconds, which can apparently be done while the camera is recording video. In addition, the 1080p video mode is equivalent to 2 megapixels, so you could get a high quality frame grab from the video footage as well! The camera will accept up to a 32gb SDHC card, which is good knowing the massive file sizes that 1080p video will produce. The video compression format is H.264, a great universal format for HD video. That's a lot of camera for a little price!


Check out these sample videos


 


In addition we've heard rumors of a few cool accessories in development including a wireless stereo microphone and wireless remote. There will also be an LCD "backpack" that you can clip on to the back of the camera and a battery attachment for increased recording time. There's a lot of excitement about this little camera.


GoPro HD Helmet Hero Buying Options

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