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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]


6 responses to “GoPro Digital Hero Waterproof Camera”

  1. alex says:

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

  2. Jack says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  3. Jack says:

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

  4. pinayspeak says:

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

  5. MultiBillionHeir . says:

    hell no!