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GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide

The Motorsports HERO Wide is a waterproof wireless digital video camera for motorsports. Simple quick-release mounting for your car, motorcycle, etc. Developed at the track, the camera shoots 30 fps wide angle video with sound tuned to capture the grunt, squeal, and stoke of driving or riding at the limit. Take still photos every 2 seconds. Record 2 hours of video on 2 AAA batteries. Waterproof up to 100 feet.

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Product #: GMHW5170

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GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide

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GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide Motorsports and racing camera. Sporting a new 5MP sensor, improved low light performance, faster "Photo every 2 seconds" mode, and mega-wide 170 degree lens... this is the highest performance HERO camera yet.


  • Waterproof digital camera mounts to motorcycles, cars, boats, helmets, etc. for the ultimate hands-free experience
  • 5 quick release mounts and drift-approved suction cup. Rollbar and additional expansion mounts available.
  • Shoot up to 56 minutes of TV-quality video with sound, or activate the ''photo every 2 seconds'' mode to capture exciting action sequence stills
  • Adjustable sound recording levels optimize camera for high-vibration situations
  • Five-megapixel sensor and wide angle 170 degree glass lens offer sharp images and smooth, clear video
  • Compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 9.1/10.2 and later; no driver required
  • Supports up to 4GB SD card. Expandable up to 8GB SD with optional Firmware Upgrade. Free and Available Now!
  • ''Always On'' mode lasts over three hours
  • Sturdy, polycarbonate waterproof housing protects camera to 100 ft.
  • Runs on two AAA batteries (sold separately)
  • System requirements: USB port / CD-ROM drive / Windows┬« Millennium Edition, 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition
  • 1 year warranty

Recently updated camera features include:

  • 170 degree wide angle lens & 5 MP Sensor
  • Updated video, photo, sound and low light performance
  • 40% smoother video up to 56 minutes
  • Automatic Photo Every 2 seconds mode
  • Inverted Video/Photo Save-Upright Mode
  • Adjustable video-sound recording levels


Included Items:

  • 5MP Go Pro Digital Hero Video/Still Camera
  • Waterproof/Crash proof camera housing with wide lense
  • quick release mounts
  • flat and curved surface baseplates
  • powerful triple pivot drift-approved suction cup
  • USB/RCA Combo Cable


UPC 185323000156
Manufacturer GoPro
Model Number: GMHW5170
Resolution: 5 megapixel (2592x1944) photo, 512x384 video
Sensor: CMOS
Video Format: MJPEG, 30 fps, saved as .AVI file
Optics (Lens): glass lens, f/2.8 aperture, with ultra-wide 170┬║ angle of view
Modes: video, standard photo, photo every 2 or 5 secs, 3x photo burst sequence, self timer, upside down photo/video flip
Exposure Control: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Microphone: built-in with adjustable recording/input level
Audio Format: 8kHz, mono
Memory: Memory: 16 MB internal, expandable to 4 GB with included SD Card, up to 8GB via free Firmware Upgrade. Available Now!
Capacity: 112 minutes video (incl. audio) or 3,890 photos with the included 4 GB SD Card. Or double that up to 3hr 44min video (incl. audio) with optional 8GB SDHC card - available with Firmware Upgrade. Free and Available Now!
Power: 2 x AAA batteries (not Included). Lithium batteries highly recommended.
3 hours of video recording with lithium, 2hrs. with NiMH.
TV Out: NTSC or PAL through included RCA Cable
PC / MAC Connection USB + RCA combo cable
PC / MAC Compatibility: Windows ME, 2000, XP, and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
Waterproof: rated to 100 feet/30 meters
Dimensions: 1.75" x 2.30" x 1.25"/4.45cm x 5.84cm x 3.18cm (H x W x D)
Weight: 4.9 oz / 139 g


Customer Reviews

  1. great pics Review by marki61422

    Really useful camera for taking video while riding a motorcycle.Video very clear and audio also very good.For the price you can't beat it,great value. (Posted on 9/28/09)

  2. I like it!!!!!!! Review by stinky

    I got the gopro from a local yami dealer in town, I had to buy my 2gb card but let me tell u. I mounted it on the front of my goldwing and went for a ride to Hope AK, the video was great. The view from this little cam is wonderful, its so good I video'd my sons wedding. thanks GOPRO, you were a big hit from ALASKA
    - Stinky (Posted on 8/22/09)

  3. excellent product Review by racin_187

    received camera in 3 days. easy mounting and very stable on a motorcycle. great point of view and audio. software allows you to edit clips to what you want viewed. very satisfied. (Posted on 8/12/09)

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