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GoPro Digital Hero Waterproof Camera

GoPro Digital Hero Waterproof Camera (Image courtesy GoPro)By Andrew Liszewski

While I enjoy underwater photography, even if it’s just in the backyard pool I’m usually stuck with buying a disposable film camera since I don’t like dunking my Nikon DSLR and waterproof housings for said camera are far from cheap.

The GoPro Digital Hero is a really basic digital camera designed to be strapped to your wrist and used for ‘extreme’ sports, whether wet or dry since it’s contained in a shock-proof polycarbonate housing and is functional up to 30 feet underwater. Technically speaking the camera is pretty much the bottom of the barrel with a VGA (640×480) sensor and only 32MB of memory inside, but at that resolution you can at least store about 300 shots before dumping them to your PC via a USB cable.

Even with the waterproof housing I still think the Digital Hero’s $79.95 price tag is a bit high, but if you think it will suit your extreme lifestyle you can buy one directly from the GoPro website.

[GoPro Digital Hero Waterproof Camera] VIA [Ubergizmo]

  • alex

    OH, come on! surely there are more waterproof cameras! And with better specs at that! Pentax has one, I’m sure…

  • Jack

    Alex…I think you are missing the point. I’ve got the film version of this camera and it is super handy (no pun intended)! Try shooting sports photos with your Pentax…(broken 🙂

  • Jack

    I’ve also used the film version of this Hero for about a year. It does what is meant to do really well, simple.

  • pinayspeak

    Hope to have that camera. Does anyone have the heart to give me this cool gadget?

  • Busby SEO Test Entry

    I like the waterproof concept

  • MultiBillionHeir .

    hell no!