Providing professional-quality images at consumer prices, the GoPro HD Hero offers the best of both worlds. This hands-free 1080p HD camera is specially designed for sports enthusiasts. The GoPro HD Naked HERO Camera is the newest addition to GoPro’s line of wearable cameras, which include the HD Motorsports Hero, HD Helmet Hero for outdoor sports, and HD Surf Hero.
These models come with a variety of mounts that allow them to be attached to cars, bikes, motorcycles and surfboards. The HD Naked HERO comes with a single mount for attaching the camera to a helmet or other curved surfaces. The camera also comes with a special housing which protects it from bumps and keeps it waterproof to a depth of 180 feet or 60 meters.
• Captures video in 1080p HD mode, as well as 960p and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (60fps in 720p mode)
• Comes with removable, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
• Includes cables for attaching the camera to a computer or HDTV
• Captures 5 MP photos automatically at intervals of 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds for the duration of the recording activity
• Waterproof to 180 feet when using the waterproof housing
• Measures 2.4″ by 1.2″ by 1.6″; weighs 3.4 ounces
The GoPro HD Naked Hero Camera captures high performance 1080p video as well as 5-megapixel still images. You can also set the video resolution to 960p or 720p at 30 or 60 frames per second. On a full charge, you can record up to 2.5 hours.
The camera can also be set to automatically shoot still photos every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds during your activity.
With the HD Hero’s higher resolution and improved low-light sensitivity, video quality is higher. A spot metering setting improves exposure levels when recording videos from inside a vehicle. Normally, exposure levels are problematic because of the differences in the lighting level outside of the vehicle and the light in the cabin.
At any rate, best results are achieved when capturing images in daylight. Indoor photography is rather poor, with the color taking on a yellowish cast. This has something to do with the camera’s white balance.
What Customers Say
For active, sports-oriented individuals, the GoPro HD Naked Hero Camera is one of the best hands-free cameras you can buy to capture your exciting adventures. Customers say it is an excellent choice for sports such as mountain biking, skiing and surfing. Although it comes with a waterproof housing, some customers warned that it’s more water-resistant than waterproof and should not be used for snorkeling or scuba diving.
While many customers say that the HD Naked Hero takes exceptional videos, they complain about the difficulty of setting it up. The menu is not user-friendly at all and it’s best to have the manual on hand as a guide when setting up the camera.
Although the camera comes only with a helmet mount, GoPro sells a kit that includes different types of mounts, harnesses, cases, etc. Replacement parts are also readily available.
The GoPro HD Hero is a perfect wearable camera for sports enthusiasts.
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