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GoPro announces HD HERO2 wearable POV camera and Wi-Fi streaming accessories  
Monday, October 24, 2011 | by Rob Galbraith
GoPro has announced a powerful new model in its HERO line of wearable point-of-view (POV) still/video cameras. The HD HERO2 features a new 11MP sensor with improved low light image quality, a revamped lens design that's promised be significantly sharper, a 10fps still frame burst mode that captures at the camera's full resolution, video recording at up to 120fps (at 848 x 480 pixels) plus 1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps and other settings combinations, timelapse intervals as short as 0.5s at 11MP, a 3.5mm stereo mic input, a menu interface that makes it much easier to check and change options, an integrated battery warmer and more.

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New: Views of the HD HERO2 as well as the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote (Photos courtesy GoPro)

The HD HERO2 is also fully compatible with the upcoming GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote, a pair of accessories that will enable video/photo preview and streaming to "smart-devices, computers, and the Web," says a product description, as well as remote control of the camera (this latter feature of the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote is also compatible with the original HD HERO, which is not discontinued).

GoPro has produced a promotional piece showing the HD HERO2 in action. All video is said to have been shot with the new model.

POV: HD HERO2 promotional video (Video courtesy GoPro)

The HD HERO2, in three separate bundles comprising different sets of attachments and other accessories, is beginning to ship. The Outdoor Edition and Motorsports Edition are both available now, for US$299.99 when purchased direct from the company. The Surf Edition is slated to follow shortly, also for US$299.99.

The Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote are to be released in "Winter 2012."
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