GoPro HD Motorsports HERO 5MP Camera - CHDMH001

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Awesome quality video, Not-so-great user interface

by Steven on 9/28/2010

I am not aware of another HD "action cam" that packs as many features and such high quality as the GoPro HD. The motosports package includes everything that one could need (Except for a standard camera tripod mount, sold separately!) to film action on the go. I have used it a few times so far to film riding on my motorbike, and the quality is terrific. There are two real negatives, the first is the user interface seems like something from 20 years ago... 2 buttons, and cryptic letter/number combinations to set the date, time, and filming resolutions. The second is no viewfinder at this time..(one supposedly is going to be added as an option at a later time.) Not even a little window to get your best guess as to what is being filmed.... Even with that being said, it is an awesome camera... I want another one!

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Great action camera

by Scott on 11/29/2011

I have enjoyed this camera immensely since I got it out of the box. I have mounted it on bicycle helmets, motorcycles, RC aircraft, my head, and boats- It gives tons of detail , the microphone captures decent audio and the camera is very tough- attaching a video with camera onboard a radio controlled aircraft so you can judge camera performance for your self, I even have a little crash......

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Product Overview

GoPro’s HD Motorsports HERO is the world’s highest performance 1080p HD on board video and still photo racing camera. Professional quality 1080p, 960p, and 720p HD resolutions records the action at 30 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). The HD Motorsports HERO easily mounts to any helmet, motorcycle, ATV, car, plane, jet ski, boat, snowmobile or other vehicle. The camera’s quick-release mounting design makes it easy to re-position the camera around your vehicle for professional quality HD video from several angles.

• 1 HD HERO Camera (5 megapixel)
• 1 Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
• 1 Waterproof Quick-Release Housing (197’/60 m)
• 3 Flat, 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
• 2 Curved, 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
• 2 Quick-Release Buckles
• 1 Vertical Surface “J-Hook” Buckle
• 1 Suction Cup Mount
• 1 Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
• 1 USB Cable
• 1 Component Video (HDTV) Cable
• 1 Composite Video + Audio Out Cable
• Warranty: One Year

Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD HERO line of wearable cameras capture full HD video rivaling cameras costing 10x the price. How? Our team consists of some of the the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who also happen to be obsessed with outdoor sports, race cars, and all things moto. Athletic super geeks? Indeed.

Professional Quality, Full HD Video

1080p, 960p, and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p). The HD HERO line of cameras offers three different HD resolutions, giving you three filming modes to capture the best angles for any given activity:

• 1080p: 1920×1080 True HD featuring a 127º angle of view, 30 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
• 960p: 1280×960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen16:9 resolutions can show.
• 720p: 1280×720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170º angle of view, both 30 and 60 fps, and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio

5MP Photos, Automatically

HD HERO cameras can shoot hands-free, 5 megapixel photos automatically at 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the SD card is full (2.5 hours). Or set it to single shot, triple shot, or self timer for more traditional photo taking.

Audio Excellence

We’ve invested more in the HD HERO camera’s sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You’ll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video.

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, Built in Battery Warmer

The rechargeable 1100mAh lithium-ion battery (included) lasts for 2.5 hours of constant recording. It can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 2 hours when plugged into a computer’s USB port, or in 1 hour when plugged into a USB compatible wall or car charger. Camera can also be used while charging…handy on road trips where it’s fun to leave the camera rolling. Camera also features an integrated battery heating system for keeping your battery warm in winter activities.

Shockproof, Bombproof, Waterproof to 197’ / 60m

Don’t let a little water, or even a ton of water get in the way of getting the shot. Proven in heavy surf from Hawaii to Tahiti, Southern Mexico to Northern California, HD HERO cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Waterproof to 197’ / 60m and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt, GoPros are built to take a beating. Replacement lens kits are also available for $20, so there’s little worry of scratching the tempered glass lens while going for glory. Trash the housing in a massive crash? Replacements are available for $40. It’s a GoPro…go for it.

Camera Optics

• Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m – 8), glass
• Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
• Angle of View: 170º ultra wide angle in WVGA, 720p, or 960p mode
• Angle of View: 127º wide angle in 1080p mode


HD Video Resolution Modes: (subject to change, pending final firmware release)
o 1080p = 1920×1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
o 960p = 1280×960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
o 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
o 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
o WVGA = 848×480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate

• Sensor Type: 1/2.5? HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels
• Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
• Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file
• Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
• White Balance: Auto


• Resolution: 5 megapixel
• Capture Modes: Single, Triple shot burst, Time-lapse (1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs), Self-timer


• Microphone: Built-in, mono
• Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC Compression, Automatic Gain Control


• Memory: SDHC up to 32GB capacity (Class 4 or higher recommended – card NOT included)
Average recording times (using 32GB SD card):
o 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m
o 960p (30 fps): 5h 26m
o 720p (60 fps): 4h 21
o 720p (30 fps): 8h 09m
o WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m

Camera Connectors & Cables

• PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
• HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable incl.)
• Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out
• PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista or Windows® 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later

Power & Battery

• Battery Type: Rechargeable Lith-ion
• Battery Life: Approx. 2.5 hrs
• Charging: via USB to computer or optional power adapter
• Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter; or 2 hours with a computer’s USB port

Waterproof Camera Housing

• Depth Rating: Up to 197 feet / 60 meters
• Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
• Hardware: Stainless steel

Size & Weight

• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
• Weight: 3.3oz (94g) incl. battery, 5.9oz (167g) incl. housing

Optional Accessories

• Additional Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
• Full Line of Mounting Accessories

Optional Expansion BacPacs™

An innovative expansion port on the back of the camera, t


Manufacturer GoPro
Mfg Part# CHDMH001
SKU 213690420
UPC 185323000880
UPC 14 00185323000880
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