The GoPro HD HERO2 Camera is fast becoming the hottest deal in outdoor action and sports wearable video cameras. When it comes to action and sports cams, more sports filmmakers, professional athletes and outdoor action enthusiasts choose GoPro cameras over any other camera out there.
If you’re a fan of the GoPro HD HERO then you’re going to love the GoPro HD HERO2 Camera hands down! The HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition improves on the original GoPro HD HERO in a number of ways.
GoPro HD HERO2 improvements over the HD HERO
- Easy to decipher language-based LCD readout replaces the previous tedious and difficult to understand codes.
- Still images up to 11 megapixel
- Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p HD Video
- Enhanced 2X faster image sensor
- Faster and sharper glass lens to match the faster image sensor
- New 10 frames per second still photo mode
- 30 FPS up to 120 FPS (frames per second)
- HDMI out
- 3.5mm Stereo External Microphone Input
The GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Camera is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to a depth of 197 feet (60m), and able to capture stunning 170º wide angle 1080p HD video and 11 megapixel still photos at an incredible rate of 10 photos per second. Professionals and amature video photographers alike are turning to the GoPro HD HERO2 camera to capture unbelievably great outdoor action footage like never before.
Watch Some Cool Footage Shot 100% With the GoPro HD HERO2 Camera
But don’t say I didn’t warn you … you’re gonna want one of these cameras!
More GoPro HD HERO2 Camera Cool Features
- 11MP image sensor
- Full Wide 170º, Medium 127º, and Narrow 90º FOV (Field of View) in 1080p and 720p HD video
- Professional Low Light Performance
- 11MP, 8MP and 5MP Photos with Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV
- 10 Photos Per Second Burst
- 1 Photo Every 0.5 Seconds Time-Lapse Mode
- Natural and High Wind Audio Modes
Coming up in March 2012, GoPro is going to introduce two brand new BackPac’s that will make the camera even more amazing. The Wi-Fi BacPac will enable wireless camera control with preview and playback from your smartphone along with the downloadable GoPro app. And you’ll be able to stream live video to the Internet over Wi-Fi.
Additionally, the Wi-Fi Remote BacPac will enable longer range wireless remote control of up to 50 GoPro HD HERO2 cameras simultaneously for some amazing multi-camera array footage. The good news is that the GoPro HD HERO2 camera available today is already fully compatible with the Wi-Fi BacPac and the Wi-Fi Remote BacPac when they release in March.
GoPro HD HERO2 Camera – What Comes In The Box
- 11MP HD HERO2 Camera
- Waterproof Housing (197ft / 60m)
- HD Skeleton Backdoor
- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- USB Cable
- Vented Helmet Strap
- Head Strap
- 2 Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts
- Three-Way Pivot Arm
- Assorted Mounting Hardware
There’s actually three editions of the GoPro HD HERO2; the outdoor edition featured here, the Motorsports edition and the Surf edition. The three different editions are based on the same HD HERO2 Camera, just different combinations of mounting hardware, straps and harnesses which you can pickup separately anyway if you want to expand your kit.
So what are you waiting for? Be a hero today with a GoPro HD HERO2 Camera.
With so many excellent point and shoot digital cameras to choose from, Canon remains at the top of their game with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 megapixel digital camera. Canon always delivers top notch quality and the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is definitely packed with the full range of digital camera features and functions.
But there are a few key features that really stand out with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS that you’ll be excited to hear about.
At 8/10 of an inch in depth and weighing in at just under five ounces, this new Canon PowerShot is the world’s absolute thinnest point-and-shoot digital camera with a 24mm ultra wide angle lens and a 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilizer. But don’t let the thin dimensions fool you, this camera shoots fantastic pictures.
The small CMOS image sensors in these compact digital cameras have always been the limiting factor with image quality and performance. Canon brings together two powerful advances in technology that make the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS really stand out.
Canon improves the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS with a backside illuminated HS (high sensitivity) CMOS image sensor. The 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. The Canon HS System greatly improves your ability to shoot pictures in low-light situations without the need for a flash.
Working hand-in-hand with the CMOS sensor is Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor which actively reduces image noise and is responsible for the camera’s ability to deliver high speed image processing for both stills and full motion video. The Canon HS technology lowers the noise level at higher ISO settings so you get clearer, sharper pictures without the distortion and graininess in lower light conditions. That also translates to “far fewer dark, under exposed photos” when the lighting conditions aren’t good.
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS provides full 1080p HD video with astounding quality and realistic stereo sound. And you’ll like the convenient movie button for easy access. A high speed burst mode lets you capture 8 frames per second, a feature not usually found in these very compact point and shoot cameras.
Simple and easy function takes the guesswork out of operating the camera with smart AUTO intelligence that selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting environments and conditions. And the 24x optical zoom can operate while you’re shooting video and still keep the video footage stabilized with Canon’s Dynamic IS (image stabilizer) technology. The video capability also supports super slow motion recording at high speeds that provides great slow motion playback. A very nice effect!
Video resolutions and storage capacity provided by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS.
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames per second for up to 14 minutes 30 seconds, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- HD (1280 x 720) at 24 frames per second for up to 20 minutes 40 seconds, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- VGA (640 x 480) at 30 frames per second for up to to 43 minutes and 40 seconds or approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
- QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 frames per second for almost 2 hours of shooting time, approximately 4GB of storage per clip.
Have fun with some of the innovative scene modes and special effects the camera offers.
- Toy Camera Effect: Add a cool vintage nostalgia look with the Toy Camera Effect. This effect recreates the classic look by darkening the edges to make them appear as though they were photographed through a pinhole lens, increasing the contrast.
- Monochrome: More flexibility from the usual black and white capability, the monochrome setting lets you choose from three different single-toned effects; black & white, sepia and blue. Very cool effects at the touch of a button.
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS delivers brilliant digital photographs, ultra-detailed full 1080p HD video, and is packed with outstanding functionality with all the effects and automatic settings you’ll need. The technology and capability that Canon has engineered into this ultra-slim point-and-shoot camera is truly amazing!
One of the best investments you can make to improve the image quality of your photos is a camera tripod. A camera tripod helps you to stabilize the camera and eliminate the blurry image that results from camera shake and an unsteady hand. But carrying around a camera tripod with you tends to defy the convenience and portable aspect of a compact, point-and-shoot style digital camera.
With these image quality and consumer convenience concerns in mind, Joby has creatively designed a new camera tripod stand that is so compact and lightweight you won’t even notice the extra weight in your bag or backpack! The Joby GorillaPod Micro Tripod is so versatile and convenient, it can be carried everywhere you go.
Two variations of the Joby GorillaPod Micro Tripod are available to accommodate different size cameras, the Joby GorillaPod Micro 250 and the Joby GorillaPod Micro 800. The GorillaPod Micro 250, priced at $19.95, supports a smaller camera not exceeding 250g. And the GorillaPod Micro 800, priced at $29.95, is designed to support a larger camera with a maximum holding capacity of 800g.
According to Joby, these super compact camera tripods will easily fit into just about any pocket-sized compartment. But we suggest you might want to just keep the tripod attached to your camera so you’re ready at a moments notice to capture those spontaneous photographs that always come up. Don’t miss another opportunity to capture that special moment while you’re fumbling around trying to mount your camera to your tripod.
The Joby GorillaPod Micro Tripod is designed for lightness and durability, using the finest aluminum and zinc alloy materials. Eye-catching and functional rubber tips available in three colors; blue, gray and red, provide additional stability. And a precision aluminum positioning ball provides the flexibility to photograph within a range of 36 degrees.
Get your hands on the Joby GorillaPod Micro Tripod at Amazon.
Camera enthusiasts and professional photographers will go crazy over the new Lowepro Classified Sling 180 Digital Camera Backpack. It’s a camera bag that all photographers dream to have especially on an outdoor photo shoot. Professional and amateur photographers alike need to carry different lenses for various effects and lighting control, several types of flashes, cleaning tools, and a variety of other equipment and accessories. With so many expensive and fragile items, the Lowepro Digital Camera Backpack will ensure that all of your equipment is well protected.
The Lowepro Classified Sling 180 Digital Camera Backpack has a lot of room to store tripods, memory cards, and even a laptop computer. Its interior is designed with different sized compartments for better organization of your equipment. Smaller items can go into the small pouches located on top of the main compartment for easier convenient access.
The most unique feature is that these compartments are attached to the main body of the bag with Velcro. This means you can customize and adjust the number of compartments or the placement of these compartments depending on how many items you need to carry. Having all the tools in one place allows the photographer to free his or her hands to capture memorable photographs and beautiful images.
There is also a zipped compartment at the side of the Lowepro Classified Sling 180 Digital Camera Backpack. This zipped compartment is ideal for storing additional batteries for the camera or extra photo flash units. A completely unique feature of this digital camera backpack is the rain cover found at the bottom of the bag (almost like a rain coat for the camera bag). When it rains, you can open the cover and slip it on over the Lowepro Classified Sling 180 Backpack to ensure that your equipment is fully protected from any rain and water.
Price: $199.99 (currently on sale for 89.95, over half off!)
The premise of a great portable video camera is your ability to capture great moments and memories where ever you go. And now with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera, that includes underwater too! And portability means a small and light weight form factor. The Kodak Playfull is certainly compact enough, just 94mm x 56mm x 12.7 mm in size and this little gem weighs a mere 85 grams. It’s literally a credit card sized video camera. Amazing!
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera can withstand a depth of 10 feet underwater. The video camera is also sturdy and shock resistant and can survive a 5 foot drop onto plywood without sustaining any damage. The Kodak Playfull camera’s waterproof construction is certified to an IPX8 level which means that the device has to withstand being continuously submerged to at least one meter or 3 feet of water. The camera is also equipped with a white balance mode that adjusts for proper color balance underwater.
The focal length of the lens is 35mm and its maximum aperture is F/2.4 which also features a 2x digital zoom. The remarkably compact camera is equipped with an 18MB internal memory and can hold up to 32GB of storage with a standard SD memory card. That’s equivalent to thousands of pictures and hours of HD video that can be captured at 30 frames per second. It has a resolution of 1 Megapixel and has a USB as well as a HDMI port that enables you to watch what you’ve just recorded. It’s as simple as that.
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera provides a convenient LCD display on the back of the device for easy monitoring and playback, and includes its own miniature speaker and microphone. Tons of fun and sweet memories with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera. And an affordable low price too!