GoPro managed to drop a suprise show stopper at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show last week. Unveiling their bid to dominate the up and coming HD helmet cam warzone, GoPro announced and showcased the GoPro HD Hero Wide. Scheduled to be released this fall to suppliers and retailers, the GoPro HD Hero sports an amazing 1080p HD resolution, which is even better than the recently released ContoirHD. Showcasing it as the world’s first and present only 1080p HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) helmet cam, GoPro proves that they are still and will be one of the major players in the industry.
Retailing at an amazing $299, the GoPro HD Hero is still sporting the nice 170 degree lens, but also upgrades many of the older components under the hood. Offering three new recording resolutions: 1080p (1980 x 1080), 960p (1280 x 960) and 720p (1280 x 720) using the video compression format H.264 as well as a rechargable lithium battrery that will easily provide up to 3 hours of recording. They also wanted to make sure that action fans can record everything by upgrading the memory abilities to a maximum of 32GB SDHC cards.
On the outside, little has changed. We still have the simply plain grey camera with the familiar waterproof casing, but do not be fooled as what is underneath is about to blow current helmet cams out of the water. Rumours are flowing that items such as a detachable LCD, a wireless stereo mic, a wireless remote as well as a custom battery attachment so that your extra batery is right there waiting to be swapped in.
We are definately very excited to have another solid entry into the HD helmet cam world.