GoPro HD Hero cameras are the best user wearable and equipment mountable cameras available today and are designed to capture your adventures as they happen in stunning 1080p high definition video and time lapse still photos. But first read about a downside with most digital compact waterproof cameras that GoPro Hero2 cameras have overcome.
We feature the best of the compact digital waterproof cameras or rugged cameras if you prefer, which are models from the main compact camera manufacturers that are built to a more exacting standard than their regular cameras. They are built to withstand being dropped, being immersed in water to a depth that most people will not reach without scuba gear and can cope with freezing temperatures. A good example is the best selling Nikon Coolpix AW100.
When it comes to using the cameras as is they require you to hold them in one hand at least, which kind of restricts what you are doing. It’s no good mountain biking down a steep hill with only one hand on the handle bars or skiing with one stick, you might catch some good video with the camera in one hand but it could be quite dangerous for you. To record good video of your action packed adventures you need to keep your hands free and have your camera mounted on your equipment, a bike, surfboard, or helmet for example.
Camera mounts for bikes and helmets are available or you can make you own from commonly had pieces. But if you are into action sports then there is a better alternative. GoPro make a range of cameras and mounts specially design for all action and extreme sports. The cameras are mounted in waterproof cases and there is a variety of mounts available for fitting the camera to surf boards, bikes and helmets.
GoPro HD Hero cameras are very durable, completely shockproof and are waterproof down to 197 feet. The HD Hero2 Pro features a 170º wide angle lens, can shoot 10 photos in 1 second and can be set to shoot time lapse photos from .5 seconds up to 60 seconds. GoPro cameras are the most popular action cameras used by sports filmmakers, extreme and action enthusiasts and professional sportsmen and women in the world. Better still they are available at a price comparable with waterproof cameras from the main manufacturers such as Nikon and Olympus.