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GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition $199.99, Motorsports Edition, $199.99, Surf Edition $199.99 + Free Shipping!

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Last Edited by az1324 October 17, 2012 at 06:18 PM
10% or 15% off Preorder on all Hero 3 w/ FREE 32GB MicroSD & Free Ship



Thanks to the release of the GoPro Hero 3 [gopro.com] at midnight, resellers are clearing out inventory of the Hero 2!

Amazon.com has price-matched the Outdoor and Surf Editions of the GoPro Hero 2, for $199.99 [amazon.com].

REI has adjusted their prices as well. Outdoor Edition $199.95 [rei.com] and Surf Edition $199.95 [rei.com]. Since this the new regular price REI members get $20 back in dividends.

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#3
Great price for a hero 2! I dunno if I should get one now.. lol!

Good find. Thanks!
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In case anyone hasn't heard:

Go Pro Hero 3 Announced [gopro.com]

The GoPro Hero 3 fixes a a number of issues that people have been bringing to GoPro's attention for a while (audio, wind noise, yellowing in videos, low light performance, purple lines across pictures, etc.). You can also use a larger microSD card (up to 64 GB), and Wi-Fi is now built-in, so you don't need to buy the Wi-Fi BacPac ($99.99 for the Wi-Fi BacPac + Remote combo).

At $199.99, $299.99, and $399.99 price points, you may want to check out and see if the new features and improvements are worth ponying up for, before jumping on this deal. Here's the comparison sheet [gopro.com] for all three Hero3 editions (White, Silver, and Black).

All that being said, fantastic deal, and TU'd. Remember to submit a price match with Amazon so you can use your Prime membership, gift cards, etc. Amazon.com and BH Photo also offer extended protection plans with Accidental Damage coverage, which is probably a great benefit to have for an action camera.
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#5
That is an awesome price. Rumor has it is that there's a new model coming soon. I went to Target to check for the clearance GoPro and they only had the one in the display left, which they couldn't sell. On the back of the display was a note supposedly from GoPro or whoever owns the display that a new model would be coming out end of Oct. All rumors...

EDIT: guess rumor confirmed! Thanks for the link Zavelin.
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#6
why not just say that they are all $199?

jesus.
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#7
Good deal but gopro 3 is same price and better cam with wifi built in.
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Quote from dsnotgood View Post :
Good deal but gopro 3 is same price and better cam with wifi built in.
The $199.99 White Edition of Hero3 is the same shooting spec as the HD Hero, not HD Hero 2. Still makes it a nice camera w/ wifi.
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Quote from ichibansf View Post :
The $199.99 White Edition of Hero3 is the same shooting spec as the HD Hero, not HD Hero 2. Still makes it a nice camera w/ wifi.
Thanks. Did not know that. Wow.
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#11
I had this with a handlebar mount for my motorcycle. It survived about 2000 miles or so mounted there, and took beautiful video, even with the vibration. Then, suddenly and without warning, the camera flew off of the mount on my way back home in the middle of I-5 while doing 60 (low vibration) with tons of traffic. The camera was smashed to bits by a truck behind me.

Great camera, but I cannot trust the mount. It broke off for no reason, and it was barely a week old. It wasn't overtightened, nor was it abused in any way Frown
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#12
I've got one of these, and love it, but I am really; really excited about the new Hero3 Black.
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Hoping Amazon price matches!
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Quote from MrPeter View Post :
I had this with a handlebar mount for my motorcycle. It survived about 2000 miles or so mounted there, and took beautiful video, even with the vibration. Then, suddenly and without warning, the camera flew off of the mount on my way back home in the middle of I-5 while doing 60 (low vibration) with tons of traffic. The camera was smashed to bits by a truck behind me.

Great camera, but I cannot trust the mount. It broke off for no reason, and it was barely a week old. It wasn't overtightened, nor was it abused in any way Frown
I've heard a number of similar tales as well.

I'll likely be spending $400 on the Hero 3 Black Edition, with "no interest" financing offers to soften the hit on my wallet. With that much money invested in a camera, plus a 32GB or 64GB microSD card, I'd rather not make such a large wager on the security of GoPro's external vehicle mounts. I intend to use it for my road biking, so I'd be most at ease strapping it to my helmet.
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#15
Got one a week ago as a replacement for a lost one, for $200 it's an excellent camera. But I'd have a hard time buying the $299 Hero 3 with the $399 version offering so much more. Keep in mind the $299 of the Hero 3 does NOT include a Wifi Remote but the $399 does, the remote is $80.

The sticky mounts are not particularly strong unless you add additional adhesive, use the provided strap mounts as often as possible. Unless skydiving, then the sticky mounts are actually good since they'll (hopefully) break away if you snag the camera with your bridle.
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