GoPro, along with its competitor Contour is probably the leading brand in sports refers to cameras. The GoPro HERO2 is a road prepared for any situation where you want to keep a memory of adventure and especially, those memories in a special factor that can not take with any camera. “You in HD” is the slogan of the camera and its autopromesa not refine it.
Engadget took a while testing it in different situations and has left us a very satisfactory opinion in value and possibilities. First, we must clarify that the GoPro HERO2 is the evolution of his brothers previous version and HERO HERO HD, who were the models that launched the brand to worldwide fame. The first thing you notice is that the HERO2 is a much more developed than before and gives spectacular results.
HERO2, practical camera of 11 Mpx
The HERO2 is ideal for active, practicing extreme sports or unique situations in special environments. If you enjoy motorcycles (enduro or trial since to driving and road circuit), practice ski or snowboard, surf, kayak, skateboard or longboard, sports like microlight flight, paragliding or hang gliding, horse riding or even hunting, GoPro is a camera that you will conquer.
You can do both still images and video in several modalidaes. In the area of photography, HERO2 offers spectacular results. Capable of up to 11 Megapixel photos with a CMOS sensor, can shoot manually program a shot, or to schedule several shots from time to time (an interesting option for timelapse). It also has a mode called “photo burst” will trigger 10 of 11 Mpx photos in a second, ideal for capturing motion sequences.
The focus is fixed, and the white balance and exposure control are always automatic, which is convenient because in extreme situations we can not go setting recording parameters manually, but sometimes the measurement is not what you might expect . Although what stands out is undoubtedly the wide-angle lens, capable of capturing up to 170 º view from the point of recording: