GoPro has released the HD Hero2 camera. The company says that the HD Hero2 is twice as powerful as GoPro’s original HD Hero camera, and can capture and broadcast professional quality 1080p HD video and 11-megapixel photos.  

A totally redesigned wide-angle lens was required to take full advantage of the HD Hero2′s increased image-processing, resulting in a lens that GoPro says is twice as sharp as the previous model.

2x as Powerful in Every Way:

The HD Hero2 benefits from a complete redesign that results in dramatically enhanced image quality and ease-of-use:

The HD Hero2’s photo capture performance has also been significantly upgraded. In addition to much improved low light performance, the HD Hero2 can capture up to ten 11 megapixel photos in a one-second burst mode as well as automatic time-lapse photos with quick .5 second timing between photos. GoPro says that this dramatically increases the success-rate when attempting to capture magazine cover quality photos during fast action sports and activities.

Simplified User Interface

GoPro also placed a priority on redesigning the HD Hero2’s user interface for dead simple ease-of-use. The HD Hero2 features a totally new, straightforward language-based user interface.

The HD Hero2 sells in three bundled-accessory configurations, each containing the necessary mounts for particular genres of use or activity. The HD Hero2 is backwards compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and accessories.

New accessories due this winter include the Wi-Fi BacPac which enables video remote control via the also-new Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers as well as enabling live GoPro video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.