GoPro reveals the HD Hero2

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The GoPro HD HERO, the popular actioncam that’s found a strong following from videographers and extreme athletes, has now been upgraded to its second version, the GoPro HD Hero2, which promises to be “2x as Powerful in Every Way.”

The HERO2  has an 11MP sensor, a newly designed lens, grants a full 170-degree field of view (even in 1080p), has improved low-light capabilities and a 10fps burst mode. Time-lapse is also supported at 1 frame per 0.5 seconds (with a Class 10SD card). Additionally, there is also a 3.5mm stereo external mic input and some user friendly modifications to the LCD.

Wait, there’s more. The HERO2 will be compatible with the upcoming GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac which allows you to use a smartphone or tablet to control it and stream live video. Alternatively, the GoPro WiFi Remote can also be used, which serves as a dedicated controller instead of a mobile device, and can handle up to 50 HERO2s at the same time.

Suggested retail price is between $199.99 – $239.99 (approx Php 8,600 – Php 10,400) depending on which package you get.