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Outdoor vs Motorsports version for snowmobiling? Oct 23, 2012
The difference is in the mounting brackets that come with the camera, outdoor comes w/ curved and flat sticky mounts as well vented helmet mount and head strap, motor sport comes w/ the suction cup mount. I went with the outdoor and bought the suction cup mount later. just my $.02.
Does the Hero 2 have zoom capability? I want to videotape my son's football games from vaious distances. Sep 3, 2012
It does not have a zoom. It is more geared towards wide shots. You can pick your format and that does change the width of the captured image, it's explained in the manual. There are 3 settings but they are not available in all modes. Full, Medium and Narrow Field of View, Full is 170 degrees (very wide), medium is 127 degrees and narrow is 90 degrees. In the sales lit this is referred to as FOV or Field of View and that's essentially your zoom.
When I bought mine (earlier this year), it did NOT. The underwater flat housing was an additional purchase.
Hi Everyone, Thanks for your help! For my safari,I have opted to take my Nikon p310 for stills and to purchase either a Panasonic X900K or V700MK cam corder. One is 800 dollars and the other is 400 dollars. The cheaper one has a much more zoom which... Jan 13, 2013
If you buy the add on back screen and practice using it at home I am sure it would be fine for your trip. It is small and light. But, there is no lenses or zoom so it is really simple. I would rather get a Nikon D7000 or some great camera that also does video.
are the accessories (outdoor) included in the price Aug 26, 2013
Yes it comes with all outdoor accessories that are: vented helmet strap, head strap, 2 curved + 2 flat surface adhesive mounts and a 3 way pivot arm. It comes with the vented and sealed backdoor. I had the same concern but trust the add you wont be desapointed.
Is this camera suitable to attach to fire helmet Jan 28, 2014
This video was shot with a GoPro Hero 1 mounted on a fire helmet. The guy who shot it said the camera case was scorched but the camera got very hot but never shut off. The camera case was also scorched black in areas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-p5Pj0-JFk&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
Hello everybody, my friends and I decided to go skydiving and I would like to know if any if you have used this camera for this kind of activity? Aug 19, 2013
I have not, I have used it for whitewater kayaking and swimming with the kids, but I have seen videos of people sky diving so it is something you could do with it. The only thing you would have to do is mount the camera to a helmet or use the provided wrist strap. It does come with the mounts that will stick on the helmet that you are using, but I would strongly recommend some kind of leash that is attached to you in case it were to blow off your helmet. I have not had issues with that, but I did have an issue kayaking and accidently hit the camera with a paddle and did not have the leash attached and lost the camera, but that was my fault not the camera nor the stick mounts it comes with.