If you’re the kind of guy (or girl) that likes to wear your red pants over your blue tights – if you’re into extraordinary feats of derring-do – or if you’re just into saving the world in spectacular fashion at regular intervals either by defying gravity, or any of the other traditionally accepted laws of science for that matter, the LAST thing you need is a pesky photographer called Jimmy distracting you at the most critical and death-defying point in your heroic activity by shouting “Say cheese!” in the belief that the resulting blurry shot will scoop the front page of the Metropolis Tribune. You’re Superman for goodness sake! You can take your own bleedin’ pictures…. AND do a bloody sight better job than any young Olsen!
Well, you can now!
The GoPro HD Hero is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to capture the essence of speed, danger, fear or stupidity in almost any situation – up a mountain – under the surf – in a car – on a bi-plane – wherever! It’s the world’s highest performance wearable/in-car-mountable 1080p HD video and still photo camera, producing the kind of results that will leave the viewer almost as breathless as you!
Available either as the Helmet Hero or the Motorsports Hero (i.e. with different mounting kits), this little puppy will record in 1080p, 960p or 720p resolutions for up to 2.5 hours on a single charge – more than enough time to plummet to your untimely death from 30,000 feet, or cycle from Lands End to… well, somewhere quite far away! And because it’s also waterproof to 60 metres and protected by a removeable polycarbonate housing, you could even track a migrating salmon along the rocky river-bed and most of the way to the Sargasso Sea (or wherever it is they go for their annual roister).
Depending upon which resolution you select, you can get up to 9 hours of video material on one 32GB SD card.
If still photography’s your thing, it will shoot 5MP pix at 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals hands-free. Simply press the shutter button once at the start of your adventure and you’ll be taking poster-print quality photos for the next two and a half hours (or until the SD card is full).
Now whilst all of this is amazing and wonderful, the VERY BEST BIT is the price… CVP are selling the HD Hero comple with Helmet or Motorsport mounting kits for a whisker over £260 +VAT (See all available kits here). TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY QUID! That is so cool, because all you need now is just one clip of you, dressed in your finest paragliding regalia, crash-landing into an unspeakably squidgy cowpat which you send to Harry Hill (the clip, not the cowpat), and you’ll pretty much have your money back!