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GoPro HD Hero

81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Pocket-Lint says:

In terms of flexibilty, the HD Hero is a piece of genius design. It's tiny enough to take all over the world, and cheap enough for you to be more bothered about losing the footage than the camera, if you drop it into the ocean.
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User Reviews

90
CPas
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
drefson
The camera works as advertised, and the video is quite good. It also does time-lapse....read more
80
funkonaut
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
18031
Sensor type
CMOS
Model

General

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Handheld

Other features

9 hours at lowest quality
6.4 hours at highest quality
In-camera editing
No
Remote control
No
Screen transitions
No
Speaker
No
Tripod mount
Yes
Water resistant
Yes

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
Minimum illumination
1.4 lux

Video format

Native resolution
1920x1080, 1280x720, Other
Video codec support
H264, Mpeg4

Media

Media type
Memory card

Optics

Aperture
f / {"1":2.8, "2":2.8}
Focus distance (min)
48 inches

Imaging

White balance modes
Automatic
Exposure modes
Automatic
Exposure metering
Spot

Still photography

Still image support
Yes

Flash

Flash
No

Audio and microphone

Microphone type
Built-in

Connections

Video outputs
Component
USB
2.0
FireWire / 1394
No

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
Recording time
180 mins
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