GoPro HD Hero2 Surf Edition Camera Review
Are you a serious surfer who wants to record while on the wave?
With the GoPro HD Hero2 Surf Edition Camera / camcorder, your wish is granted. No matter how high up the waves take you or how far out, you can record your run by planting a waterproof camera directly onto your board. The housing material that comes along with your GoPro HD Hero2 Surf Edition will make it possible for you to relive the waters right from your living room for years to come.
You can use the 2 specially designed surfboard mount to put it right there. It is compatible with FCS, and basically looks like just an FCS fin, according to GoPro. This means it won’t affect where you stand, or how you use your board. In addition, the housing is ever durable and waterproof, so you won’t worry about accidentally damaging your investment. If you choose, you can also wear it on your body while you surf!
The camera itself is a beauty. It can take 10 shots in a second successively, or even per half a second. There is a great video mode that records HD 1080p, 720p. There is also a mode that records in 120 frames per second, so you can capture fine grain activity and a super smooth ride! The camera is equipped with anti-vibration features, so your footage will not be bumpy, but be smooth sailing. It captures 170 degrees of a wide angle field of vision, allowing you an awesome playback!
- This camera also has twice the sharper glass lens than was included on the original GoPro HD Hero camera series.
- They also went out of their way to include a faster image processor (twice as fast ) as well.
- If you’d like to surf at night or at dusk, there is a professional low light sensor, which allows the camera to process night images a lot better.
- There is an easy interface instead of some cryptic surfaces that were included in the original GoPro HD Hero series.
Essentially, they listened to their users from the first original series and they made all the improvements necessary to make this product the best of the best. They’re constantly updating the firmware of the camera, allowing you to use even more amazing capacities in future. For example, they intend to make it “Wi-Fi backpack” and “Wi-Fi remote” compatible. This is intended to allow for live streaming directly to the Internet while you are on your surfboard. It’s an amazing thought!
Should I try it?
If you are a surfer of any level, or professional surfer, you should totally try it out. This is like preparing footage that might appear during championships, but now you have it in the palm of your hands. Perhaps with the GoPro HD Hero2 Surf Edition, you will be able to climb mountains of waves you never thought were possible, and have the proof in your hands. This will make for hours of great entertaining fun with all your friends long after you leave the beach.