New Action (Cam) Hero

Go Pro Hero 2

Like just about everybody else on the planet who skis or bikes, we've been using GoPros for several years. Naturally, when the company told us they were about to unveil a new one, we were interested. While the HD Hero 2 looks just like the old one, and costs the same amount ($299), GoPro made improvements across the board. Most notable is a faster image processor, which lets you slow down action and shoot in slow-motion (60fps in a respectable 720p and 30fps in 1080p). It also can take higher resolution stills. Whereas the old one could only capture 5 MP stills, the new one now goes up to 11. There's also a cool new feature that allows you to shoot 10 photos a second in "burst" mode. Alternatively, you can also set it to take a single photo every half second to create a time-lapse montage. Also of note: the new lens can now capture full 170 degree wide-angle video and the camera now comes with a mini-HDMI port and a 3.5mm external stereo microphone jack. (Watch the video below to see the results of these improvements.)

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