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GoPro HD Comparison Chart

FEATURES HD HERO2
PROFESSIONAL
HD HERO
ORIGINAL
HD HERO 960
MSRP $299.99 $199.99 (Starting at) $149.99
IMAGE QUALITY      
LENS 2x Sharper Sharp Sharp
LOW LIGHT
Professional

Standard

Standard
PHOTO – FEATURES + FOV      
MEGAPIXELS 11, 8, 5 MP
wide (170º) FOV
medium (127º) FOV
5 MP 5 MP
MODES
Single
10 photos in 1 sec
Time-Lapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60
Self-Timer

Single
3 photos in 1 sec
Time-Lapse every 1, 2, 10, 30, 60
Self-Timer  

Single
3 photos in 1 sec
Time-Lapse every 1, 2, 10, 30, 60
Self-Timer  
VIDEO – RESOLUTION + FOV      
1080p 1920×1080
wide (170º) FOV
medium (127º) FOV
narrow FOV (90º) FOV
30fps
1920×1080
wide (127º) FOV
30fps
not compatible
960p
1280×960
FOV Wide (170º)
48fps
30fps

1280×960
FOV Wide (170º)
30fps

1280×960
FOV Wide (170º)
30fps
720p
1280×720
Wide (170º) FOV
medium (127º) FOV
narrow FOV (90º) FOV
30fps
60fps

1280×720
Wide (170º) FOV
30fps
60fps

1280×720
Wide (170º) FOV
30fps
WVGA
848×480
Wide (170º) FOV
120fps
60fps

848×480
Wide (170º) FOV
60fps

848×480
Wide (170º) FOV
60fps
USABILITY      
USER INTERFACE language based interface 3 digit code interface 3 digit code interface
LED LIGHTS
4 (on all sides)

1

1
INPUTS
Mini-HDMI port, Composite port, USB, SD, HERO port, 3.5mm External Stereo Mic port

Component port, Composite port, USB, SD, HERO Port

Component port, Composite port, USB, SD
BATTERY LIFE (in 720p/60 mode)
2.5 hrs

2.5 hrs

2.5 hrs
Simultaneous record + charge when plugged into USB power source
yes

yes

yes
COMPATIBILITY      
Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Wi-Fi Remote Control
Wi-Fi video preview + playback
Wi-Fi streaming to web
Camera control via smartphone, tablet and computer app
Wi-Fi Remote Control
Camera control via smartphone, tablet & computer
not compatible
Other GoPro BacPacs
LCD BacPac™, Battery BacPac™,
3D HERO® System, Wi-Fi BacPac™, Wi-Fi Remote

LCD BacPac™, Battery BacPac™, 3D HERO® System, Wi-Fi BacPac™ (limited), Wi-Fi Remote

not compatible

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