GoPro Camera HD HERO2 Motorsports

Category: Digital Video Cameras - by Edwin C - Date: December 21, 2012

You may not have heard of GoPro before, as they unfortunately aren’t as popular as they should be. However, more motorsports professionals use GoPro’s HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition camera than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition camera is only one of GoPro’s great products, but it truly is a perfect solution for anyone with a passion for motorsports.

Hardware

For its generally affordable price, the HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition camera has some stunning internals. Featured inside these devices are a professional glass lens, a 2.3″ CMOS image sensor, an external microphone input, up to 32 GB of external storage capacity, 1080p recording capability, a USB port for charging and data transfer, and more.

Design

This camera is obviously designed for use in motorsports and will not be very attractive to the average consumer, which is why it is solely targeted to motorsports enthusiasts. GoPro, however, has other great cameras created for other purposes and the HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition still looks great from its mount to the camera itself.

Size

The GoPro HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition has dimensions of 3.9 x 3.9 x 9.6 inches and a weight of 1.7 pounds (27.2 ounces), so it is obviously not a very portable camera. This is very understandable, considering this camera is meant for use in motorsports and has not been designed for casual or other professional use.

Battery

An 1100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers the HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition camera, offering approximately 2.5 hours of battery life. The battery life can be doubled to 5 hours, however, with the purchase of a Battery BacPac.

Conclusion

If you’re not into motorsports, this camera isn’t for you. There are so many reasons to look for another camera that has been designed with your needs in mind, and the HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition only has your needs in mind if motorsports is your thing, whether as a participant or a spectator. If you’re going to pass on this camera, the HD HERO2 also comes in outdoor and surf editions and GoPro carries many other great products to check out instead.

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