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Anybody here own an HD Hero 2 camera?


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Are they worth buying? I am thinking of getting something to take into the water in South Africa but am having a hard time sorting through the reviews that are marketing fluff or real...
Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room


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I have an HD Hero and a Hero3 Black...

They're pretty well set-up in terms of hardiness... Image quality is very good and the auto exposure settings are decent... You'll want to look at some of the websites that provide tips on settings to use for various applications.

I've used mine handheld, on a skipole while snow skiing, handheld down to 6 feet under water, on a bike, on the dashboard of my truck, on the railing of a jetboat and on the tail of a biplane.

The accompanying iphone app (I think they also have an android version) is very handy for setting up the camera in a given situation so you can see what you're going to get.

Definitely get one or two extra batteries. Batteries seem to be good for a couple or three hours depending on what you're doing with the cam.