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alaScore 91

2082 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2082 reviews of GoPro HD HERO 2 / HERO2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and control panel.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

battery, control panel, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro HD HERO 2 / HERO2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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GoPro HD Hero 2 review


GoPro has been in the HD action sports and helmet cam game for some time now, with its Hero line proving a popular sight atop many a daredevil's lid. Now, you...

Dec, 2011

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GoPro HD Hero 2


Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition


The GoPro HD Hero2 is a rugged HD video camera that can take a beating and go deep underwater.

Inexpensive. Rugged construction. Good quality video. Compact. Waterproof to 197 feet.

Limited battery life. Archaic control system. Fixed focal length lens. No GPS.

Video Quality and Conclusions I asked a friend to take the HD Hero2 with him on a snowboarding trip and the resulting video looked really nice. The 1080p30 footage was full of detail, and you can lower the resolution to 720p60 or 480p120 to increase...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (

GoPro HD Hero2 review


I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the GoPro HD Hero that we've used during the recording of the Car Tech Live podcast for the last year or so. On the one hand, the Hero takes phenomenal wide-angle video, is ridiculously durable thanks to...

The GoPro HD Hero2 boasts improved optics, a few new video- and still-photo-shooting modes, and backward compatibility with current HD Hero accessories. Most importantly, its interface has been overhauled and is now much easier to view and understand.

As improved as it is, the Hero2's interface can still be a bit confusing for the first-time user.

The GoPro HD Hero2 is easily the best GoPro camera yet, with the ruggedness and quality that we've come to expect and a new user-friendly interface.

Nov, 2011

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GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition review


This supreme headcam is tough enough to capture your daring ascent and the footage won't look too shabby back at basecamp

Flexible, solid and capable, the GoPro stays on top

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

GoPro HD Hero2 Wi-Fi BacPac pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Want to hear about more accessories to make the GoPro HD Hero2 even more awesome than it already is? Of course you do. Over in the city of Sin at International

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

GoPro HD Hero2


It's not an over-exaggeration to say that the GoPro has changed the world of both amateur and professional video making. GoPros are used from cyclists and bikers in London to record the crazy near-accidents drivers cause around them. Skiers love them...

Well designed, superb picture quality, simple to use and reliable

Menus and buttons are fiddly, monitor is optional extra, battery life can be average at best

The HD Hero2 is unchanged in the important ways from the original camera. It's still got the best picture quality of any camera of its type, and it's one of the most usable sports and fitness cameras out there too.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Anthony Grimley (

GoPro HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition review


A high-quality tough camera that likes a challenge

Light and compact ; Great still images ; Versatile video modes

LCD screen is an optional extra ; Some accessories poorly built ; Case liable to fogging

If you're the adventurous type then you should seriously consider taking along a GoPro HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition as your trusty camera companion. And he won't tell tall tales, just record them for all to see in glorious HD.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

GoPro HD Hero 2 review


The GoPro is the action camera that other wearable cameras are compared to, and the latest HD Hero 2 is a welcome upgrade from the original Hero. The Hero 2 can shoot video in 1080p with a wide 170-degree view, capture 11Mp still images, shoot a burst...

Waterproof and almost indestructable, the GoPro HD Hero 2 is a great action camera for anyone that wants to record their sporting endeavours. Image quality is the best we've seen from a wearable camcorder, although audio quality could still be better....

Jun, 2012

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GoPro HD Hero2Camcorder Review


The GoPro HD Hero2 is part of a new class of camcorders that is still searching for a definitive name. Some call them “hands-free” or “mountable” camcorders, while others prefer the terms “wearable” or “adventure-cams”. The Hero2 is all of those...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:1.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Rechargeable: Yes
Video recording time:6


Input type:press buttons


Colour of product:Black, Silver
Interface:RF Wireless
Remote control proper use:Digital Camera


Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / LED


On/off switch: Yes


Colour of product:Beige / Silver / White
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot
Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:11


LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 2.8


Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes


Maximum range:180
Number of devices supported:50

Ports & interfaces

Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Yes / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:320x240 15 fps / Yes

Still image

Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:Beige / Silver / White
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :4.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto