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With an f/2.8 maximum aperture, the HD Helmet HERO is a GoPro video camera which provides exceptional performance even under low lighting conditions. The 1080p maximum video H...Read more
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Great action / sports camera!
First of all, I bought this cam from eBay USA as this way it was much cheaper than getting it locally (Romania) or even from the Old Continent.

I bought the Helmet ...Read more
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The best extreme sport and leisure camera
This product is a very good invention. Should not be afraid to report the camera when I'm in nature, skiing or beach. This makes excellent recordings. The use is not easy beca...Read more

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  • Be a HERO... GoPro, in HD
    Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD HERO line of wearable cameras capture full HD video rivaling cameras costing 10x the price. How? The team consists of some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who also happen to be obsessed with outdoor sports, race cars, and all things moto. Athletic super geeks? Indeed.
  • Professional quality, Full HD video
    1080p, 960p, and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p). The HD HERO line of cameras offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity.
  • 5MP photos, automatically
    HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.
  • Audio excellence
    You'll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion, built in battery warmer
    The rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. It can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 2 hours when plugged into a computer's USB port, or in 1 hour when plugged into a USB compatible wall or car charger. Camera can also be used while charging... handy on road trips where it's fun to leave the camera rolling. Camera also features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm in winter activities.
  • Shockproof, bombproof, waterproof to 180'/60m
    Don't let a little water, or even a ton of water get in the way of getting the shot. Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Waterproof to 180'/60m and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating.


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Product Identifiers
BrandGoPro
ModelHD Helmet HERO

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical ZoomNone
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatFlash card, SD
Resolution5.0 MP
Screen Size1.5"
Weight3.3 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Focus AdjustmentFocus Free

Exposure
Exposure ModesAutomatic

Memory / Storage
Integrated Memory size16 MB
Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions
Depth1.25 in.
Height1.75 in.
Width2.3 in.

Display
Display Size1.5"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.2 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP

Battery
Battery Form FactorStandard form factor

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI, MJPEG
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAudio Recording, Interval Shooting Mode, Shock Resistant, Water Resistant
WaterproofYes
Underwater UseYes
High Definition Video Support1080p

Miscellaneous
Color Silver
White BalanceAutomatic
Video Capture512 x 384 - 3360 sec - with 2 GB card
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

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GoPro HD Helmet HERO 16 MB Camcorder - Silver
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Great action / sports camera!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 10/02/10
First of all, I bought this cam from eBay USA as this way it was much cheaper than getting it locally (Romania) or even from the Old Continent.

I bought the Helmet Hero HD variant of the camera which comes bundled with a bunch of accessories that grant an easy fixture to your sports helmet be it for snowboard / ski, biking or even skydiving. The marketing blabber says that the sticky accessories that come with the camera feature industry grade 3M tape and I'm not going to contest that. I stuck a fixture on the front of my helmet and another one on the side of my girlfriend's and they are rock solid. For the girlfriend's helmet I need to use the L shaped adapter so that the resulting movies do not turn out sideways. Actually you can twist and turn this adapter in any way you like allowing yourself to take some pretty creative shots of the wearer's body / legs doing the snowboarding / biking or whatever action you decide to film. I also (separately) got a suction cup to be able to affix the camera to my car. I'll just say that even after releasing the lock you still have to pull hard on the suction cup to release the surface - so there's next no way it will come off by itself. In the box you'll also get a head strap to be able to affix your camera headlamp style, a strapped mounting plate for vented helmets, two types of cables to connect the cam to your TV as well as user manuals and warranty.

The camera itself is contained in a pretty solid clear plastic enclosure which features two types of back doors. One makes the camera waterproof while the other will allow for better sound. While using the waterproof door the sounds are muffled - but it's better to be safe than sorry - for example I succeeded in dipping the cam in deep snow in one snowboarding section while having the open door on. A bit of wiping later it was like new, but my heart jumped.

There are several shooting modes but you'll obviously use the filming feature the most. The movies turn out great - if the scenery is well lit they'll easily be as beautiful as the marketing footage on the GoPro site. You can also take timed shots with the cam - to build them later into a timelapse movie later. There's also a photo option which will yield funky wide angle shots. The settings menu is a little cryptic but with the manual at hand it's easy to customize the device's features to your liking. There are only two buttons and no viewfinder or display (except the status LCD) but the lack of display can be considered a good thing too: less weight and less power drainage. If the camera is on your helmet the audio signals it emits when turning it on / off and when it starts / stops shooting will help you know what's going on.

There's much to say, but the space is running out so it's time for the conclusion: I really like this gadget and for me it's got a ton of applicability: snowboard, biking, driving, RC car, RC helicopter... I even thought about mounting it on my dog. :) The possibilities are vast and the resulting footage looks great and is fun to watch. Bottom line: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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The best extreme sport and leisure camera

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 10/02/12
This product is a very good invention. Should not be afraid to report the camera when I'm in nature, skiing or beach. This makes excellent recordings. The use is not easy because there are two buttons and small display of the setting. But there are wide-angle lens, enough to handle the difficult conditions. I think the expensive retail price of $ 270, but I bought the $ 180 price was good, but I also think a bit expensive.
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Best action camera for money

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 15/09/11
The picture quality is very good but is only really outstanding in daylight. Sound is mono so not the best but if you are dubbing your videos anyway then that won't matter.

I read the instructions ONCE and understood how to change all the settings, adjust quality etc so the camera is VERY EASY to operate and understand.

Definetely the best action sports camera out there for money!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Best bang for your BUCK!

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 01/09/11
if you are into anything action sports or even just want a camera to record anything you do, this is definitely the most bang for your buck. the video quality is AMAZING.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Helmet Hero HD, Awesome!

Created: 09/12/09
I have been recording my with a small bullet camcorder on my helmet, or a actual mini dv camcorder attached to my helmet for years, the video was always great quality, but the whole camcorder thing is a little cumbersome. The cords for the bullet cam or the weight of the camcorder on the helmet. My boys both had the original helmet hero wide, but the quality of the video just wasnt as good as my camcorder footage, so I never wanted to switch to the helmet hero. THAT ALL CHANGED!!! I Pre ordered the Helmet Hero HD and have shot a downhill mountain bike ride, and a Gran Prix off road motorcycle race I was in last weekend. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! I couldn t be more happy with the quality of the video, beautiful, clear detailed footage, it is amazing! There are a variety of different options for shooting, Wide screen, Normal, 30fps, 60fps for great slow motion! You have to have a computer that will process HD, My pc was to old, so I use my wife's Imac, it works great. I am completly happy with this camera and look forward to many more great videos, thanks Helmet Hero HD. (wish I had stock in that company!)
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