The GoPro High Definition Hero2 boasts developed optics, a some latest video- and still-picture-shooting modes, and backward compatibility with recent HD Hero accessories. Most significantly, its interface has been overhauled and is just much simpler to see and realize.

As developed as it is, the Hero2's interface can even be a bit puzzling for the first-time client.

So, while the latest era GoPro HD Hero2 landed on my desk boasting a developed interface, I determined to challenge myself to complete-test the machine without cracking the spine on its 90-page user manual.

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Expecting at the GoPro HD Hero2 side by side with the actual High Definition Hero, exposes remarkably little alter in the unit's form element. Both units are dimensionally identical and characteristic the similar lens, power key, shutter button, and LCD display placement. This means that any waterproof cases or lens extends bought for the HD Hero1 will even function with the HD Hero2, which is an excellent thing for GoPro devotees.

Closer inspection exposes that there is more than the addition of the number 2 to discern the latest model from the former. For starters, the Hero2 characteristics a fresh glass lens that should be sharper and long lasting than the former lens. Where the Hero1 boasted just one red recording indicator LED, the Hero2 characteristic 4. On the right edge are the connections for the proprietary video output, the Mini-Universal Serial Bus slot for charging, and a 2.5mm microphone input. Gratefully, these 3 connections are truly labeled this go-round. On the left edge are the complete-size SD card port and a latest HDMI video output. Onboard microphones are just situated on the top and bottom edges of the unit. At last, the rear panel is where you will search the battery door that extends the user-replaceable 1,100mAh lithium ion battery.