GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition review – intro 

The GoPro tends to beat its headcam competition hands down and the latest bout was no exception – it has remained our favourite action cam. It's hard-as-nails with a handy waterproof housing, and punts out crisp 1080p video and 11MP stills at a rate of 11fps. 

GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition review – action 

An extensive range of mounts is joined by inventive first- and third-party accessories, such as Wi-Fi packs for streaming putting the GoPro above the likes of the Oregon ATC Mini and Ion Air Pro Plus

The housing's 'back door' is swappable, giving you better sound recording capabilities, an LCD screen – or even a buoyant flotation pack. 

GoPro HD Hero Hero2 Outdoor Edition review – image quality 

Rivals, step down: the GoPro offers extra detail, more accurate colours and better exposure than others, while its super-wide 170 degree field-of-view makes getting those cinematic wide shots a snip. In other words: awesome. 

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GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition review

Flexible, solid and capable, the GoPro stays on top