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GoPro HD Helmet HERO

GoPro, yet again, secures its place at the top of the industry with the Helmet HERO - world's first wearable sports camera to film in true 1080p HD format at 30 frames per second. The GoPro HD Hero captures crystal clear footage for playback that puts you right back in the action, while the wide angle lens, eliminates the chance of cutting off important bits of the scene, so you never miss a lick of the action.

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Product Description

GoPro heads the market as world leader of wearable cameras with the HD Helmet HERO

GoPro HD HERO Camera

Recording in true 1080p High Definition format, the Helmet HERO captures your most brilliant moves, thrills and rides in crystal clarity so you can relive your adrenaline rich activities again and again, just as you remember them. With multiple recording settings to suit any filming need, the HD HERO provides your videos with the professional edge you expect from GoPro.

Key Feature's

Never Miss a Thrill with the Worlds First True HD 1080p Wearable Camera

GoPro HD Helmet HERO Video Stills

Show all of your friends what they missed out on! With amazing High Definition playback on your computer or television, you can secure your bragging rights in stunning clarity at 30 frames per second in true 1920x1080p HD video. So record those heroic moments and even your most epic bails in the sharpest, professional quality available, only with the HD Helmet HERO.

With the largest field of view of any wearable camera on the market, the HD Helmet HERO covers the entire scene with 'full frame' recording at 30 frames per second in the 1280x960p setting. The full frame field of view is essential for recording action sports like motocross, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, where maximum field of view is crucial for capturing speed and technique. Not to mention, the chance of you cutting off your friends heads, legs, the handles bar, skis… is drastically reduced… Recording in such fluid reality, the HD Helmet HERO provides video that pulls you in, making you feel like you're hitting every bump, curve and jump…without leaving your house.

In addition to these mind blowing capabilities, the HD HERO also has a 720p setting. Capturing smooth, buttery footage at 30fps, the Helmet HERO also provides unbelievably flawless, jaw dropping slow motion video when shooting at 60fps. Catch all your out of this world moments forever and show all your friends what they are missing - with the GoPro HD Helmet HERO.

With a Maximum Field of View, You'll Never cut out any of the Action

If you could only take in a portion of the scene, what would be the point in recording in HD format? GoPro agrees, and to prove it, they've equipped the HD Helmet Hero with a wild 170° angle of view. Take in the whole scene without cutting off your skis, knees or handlebars… Get the best of both worlds with GoPro's HD Helmet Hero and just say NO to a narrow field of view with the industry's widest 170° Surround Video™ when shooting in 960p or 720p. With the HD Helmet Hero, that sense of heroism will come rushing back, every time you click play.

In 1080p mode, the HD Helmet Hero records at a slightly less wide angle of 127°. So shake up your montage by introducing a narrower angle, while still taking in a vast majority of the scene. No matter what setting you choose to record in, your sickest rides are captured in the stunning quality you can only get from GoPro.

GoPro HD HERO Modes

With High Definition Sound Included, say Goodbye to Unwanted Wind Noise

GoPro has invested more time developing their sound recording system, than most companies have put into their entire camera. The HD Helmet Hero assists in filtering out unwanted wind and background noise, without eliminating it completely, which allows viewers to experience the reality of the recording. The speed, rush and energy are enhanced by the audio as opposed to being drowned out by it. So amplify your crazy footage with GoPro's dedicated, professional approach to sound.

Wicked Prints in 5 Megapixel Photo Mode

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Skydive Photo

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Surf Photo

The HD Helmet Hero is a true HD video camera but is also a 5 megapixel digital point and shoot! Sporting a razor sharp 170° lens that reaches from corner to corner, edge to edge the HD Hero captures crystal clear shots of all of your sickest moments, perfect for high quality prints. Leading the industry with its 1.4 LUX low light performance and its massive 1x2.5" 5MP sensor, the HD Helmet Hero lets you capture amazing stills, from anywhere you may have it mounted.

2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second Auto-Photo Mode: Performing like a digital point and shoot, the HD Helmet Hero can shoot clean, crisp imagery in sequence with auto photo mode. With auto settings every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds, simply choose the interval, press the shutter and your HD Hero does the rest, capturing a range of stills in perfect consecutive order. So, ride your heart out and gain some effortlessly outstanding documentation in the process.

3-Photo Burst Mode: In 3-Photo Burst Mode, The HD Helmet Hero lets you capture sequential images in groups of 3, over a 2 second period. So always get that perfect shot, without having to try so hard.

Self-Timer Mode: Never get left out of the group again. Grab your fellow HEROs and strike a pose. What's a camera without a bit of tradition? Get your self-timer on and GoPro!

Get Wet with Confidence

With a depth rating of up to 180 feet/60 meters, you can be confident about filming under water with the GoPro HD Helmet Hero. The secure, waterproof housing will keep your footage in and the water out.

Get Creative with Versatile Mounting Options!

The HD Helmet Hero comes with so many mounting capabilities, which allows you to explore your creativity to capture nutty angles all to enhance your films. The headlamp style strap and helmet straps allow you to film great POV footage right from your melon, but it doesn't stop here… you get 2 curved and 2 flat adhesive mounts which give you the ability to set up this camera to pretty much any surface with the 2 quick release buckles, while the Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm lets you customize your filming angles for a wicked mixture of footage and maximum versatility.

GoPro HD Helmet HERO What's Included
  1. GoPro HD HERO Camera
  2. Waterproof Quick-Release Housing
  3. Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  4. Quick-Release Buckle
  5. Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
  6. Head Strap Mount
  7. Vented HelmetMount
  8. 2 Curved 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
  9. 2 Flat 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
  10. 4GB SDHC Memory Card

    Cables (not shown):
  • USB Cable
  • Component Video (HDTV) Cable
  • Composite Video + Audio Out Cable


UPC 185323000897
Manufacturer GoPro
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m - ∞), glass
Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
Angle of View: 170° ultra wide angle in 720p, 960p , and WVGA
127° wide angle in 1080p
Video Resolution Settings: 1080p: 1920x1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
960p: 1280x960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate,
or 60 fps with 15 Mbit/s data rate
WVGA: 848x480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps with 8 Mbit/s data rate
Sensor Type: 1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2μm pixels
Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as MPEG4 (.mp4) file
Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
White Balance: Auto
Audio Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression
Photo Resolution: 5 megapixel
Capture Modes: Single shot; photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 secs; 3 photo burst; self-timer
Storage Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)
Average Recording Times:

1080p: 8min/GB
960p: 10min/GB
720p: 15min/GB (30 fps), 8min/GB (60fps)
WVGA: 15min/GB

Connectors PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable included)
Audio Out: Combo cable with submini 2.5mm jack with audio and composite video out
Power and Battery Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Battery Life: Approximately 2.5 hrs
Charging: Via USB to computer or optional power adapter
Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter,
or 2 hours with a computer's USB port
Waterproof Housing Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
Hardware: Stainless steel
Additional Information PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista and 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2" (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
Weight: 5.3oz / 150g including battery, 6.3oz / 179g including housing

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