Have you ever wanted to record yourself, or a buddy, doing something awesome on your dirt bike, ATV, or whatever other equipment you might have? Well now you can with the GoPro Hero, a 1080p full HD video recorder and 5 mega pixel camera developed for professional use, but sold at a consumer price!
GoPro sell’s a few different packages consisting of a) the HD video recorder, b) the mounting brackets, and c) the accessories. GoPro offers 5 different packages; the HD Helmet HERO, HD Motorsports HERO, HD Surf HERO, HD Naked HERO, and the HD HERO 960. Each package is designed to fit your individual video recording needs, let examine which one is best for you!
All options come standard with a rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, a waterproof quick release housing to protect your GoPro, a USB cable, a component video (HDTV) cable, a component video + audio out cable, and a one year warranty.
GoPro HD Helmet HERO:
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO is designed for any individual looking to strap a camera onto their head, helmet, or equipment, and start recording HD video. This package comes with their best video recorder available, the 1080p HD HERO with a 5 mega pixel camera, alone with a variety of mounting brackets and accessories. The mounting hardware includes a headlamp-style head strap to strap your GoPro to your head or helmet, a vented helmet strap to mount your camera onto your helmet, 2 curved adhesive mounts to mount your GoPro on any rounded surface (helmet or any curved equipment), and 2 flat adhesive mounts to mount your GoPro on any flat surface. It also comes with a three way pivoting side arm assembly and 2 quick release buckles.
The GoPro HD Helmet HERO comes standard with 6 different mounting brackets, 4 that are equip for mounting on a flat or curved surface and 2 that are equip for helmet and head mounting. The nice thing about this package is you won’t likely need to spend any additional money on extra accessories since this package provides you with all kinds of options to mount your GoPro.
For more information see GoPro® HD Helmet HERO™ Camera
GoPro HD Motorsport HERO:
Do you have multiple toys and want your GoPro to capture video on all of them? If so this package is for you! The GoPro HD Motorsports HERO is designed for the motorsports enthusiasts who want to mount their camera on their bike, Harley, dirt bike, ATV, Rhino, Razor, Jeep, truck, car, plane, jet ski, boat, snowmobile, or any other type of vehicle. This package also comes with their best video recorder available, the 1080p HD HERO with a 5 mega pixel camera, along with a variety of mounting brackets and accessories. This package contains 3 flat adhesive mounts, 2 curved adhesive mounts, 1 suction cup mount, 1 vertical surface “J-Hook” buckle, and one three-way pivoting side arm assembly.
The GoPro HD Motorsports HERO is definitely the right option for you if you have multiple toys and want to mount you GoPro on most of them. This package is great for you if you don’t have any intention of strapping a camera to your head, but the curved mounting brackets still allow you to mount the camera on any helmet. This package also comes with 6 mounting brackets, 5 that are equip for mounting on a flat or curved surface and one suction cup mount. I definitely recommend this package as it offers a good number of mounting brackets and the largest amount of accessories over any other option, if you want to purchase the head mount separately you can.
For more information see GoPro® HD Motorsports HERO™ Camera
GoPro HD Surf HERO:
The GoPro Surf HERO is the only1080p HD on-board video camera that provides mounting hardware designed specifically for surfing; if that’s your intention, buy this package. First, it comes with the 1080p HD HERO with a 5 mega pixel camera, which is GoPro’s best video recorder available. Second, it offers 2 mounting brackets designed specifically for the surf board, and third, it comes with a leash to make sure you don’t lose your GoPro in the water. This package DOES NOT include any standard mounting brackets, but it’s the only package that offers surf board specific mounts.
If you want to use your GoPro for surfing purposes, this package is built for you.
For more information see GoPro® HD Surf HERO™ Camera
GoPro HD Naked HERO:
The GoPro Naked HERO was build to save you a few extra bucks. It’s called “Naked” because it basically comes with just the standard equipment (1080p HD HERO recorder, rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, a waterproof quick release housing to protect your GoPro, a USB cable, a component video (HDTV) cable, a component video + audio out cable, and a one year warranty). The only additional accessory this package comes with is 1 curved adhesive mounting bracket.
The Naked HERO is designed for the person who either a) only has the need for one mounting bracket, or b) wants to purchase mounting brackets separate based on what you feel you need. But in all, this package allows you to save a few extra bucks initially and still gives the option to purchase additional equipment later.
For more information see GoPro® HD HERO Naked
GoPro HD HERO 960:
The GoPro HD HERO 960 is the most cost effective option. This is due to the fact it’s the only package that does not offer the full HD 1080p video recorder, instead it offers the HD 960p video recorder with the 5 mega pixel camera. So with the HD HERO 960 package you receive a slightly downgraded video recorder, which isn’t a bad thing, your recording just won’t be in FULL HD. This package does include a good range of mounting hardware; 1 flat adhesive mount, 1 curved adhesive mount, 1 helmet front mount, and 1 headlamp-style head strap to give you multiple mounting options.
The GoPro HD HERO 960 is a good value for the video recorder and the mounting hardware provided. If you are looking to save a few extra bucks and still get quality equipment and video, this option is for you.
For more information see GoPro® HD HERO™ 960 Camera
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