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GoPro Cameras FAQ

Here are the commonly asked questions about both the Go Pro Cameras.

What kind of batteries does the camera use?
How long will the batteries last?
Does the camera have built-in memory?
What size and type of memory card does the camera take?
How much recording time do you get with a 2GB card?
What is the largest memory card the camera will take?
What is the picture resolution?
What is the video resolution?
What is the video format?
Is there sound?
Is there zoom?
How is the maximum depth you can take the HERO cameras?
Is the camera compatible with Windows? Or Mac?
Are the digital cameras the all the same for each kit?  

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What kind of batteries does the camera use?
The camera runs on 2 AAA batteries. We highly suggest using ENERGIZER LITHIUM or ENERGIZER Rechargeable NiMH (900 or higher mAh) batteries to get the best performance.
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How long will the batteries last?
You will get 2 hours of recording time (photos or automatic photo mode) in mild and warmer temperatures with LITHIUM or Rechargeable NiMH battery types. Alkaline are not recommended for extended use in GoPro cameras as their battery life is very short and they suffer voltage drop (failure) from vibration.

IN COLD WEATHER use LITHIUM batteries to maximize recording time…they do not lose voltage as quickly as the other battery types. In 15 degree Fahrenheit temps you can expect 1 hour of recording time...so half the normal amount of recording time.
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Does the camera have built-in memory?
Yes, there is 16MB internal memory…good for about 25 photos or a short video. YOU WILL WANT TO GET A MEMORY CARD.
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What size and type of memory card does the camera take?
You can add up to a 2GB standard SD memory card. There is no benefit to running a high speed card.
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What is the largest memory card the camera will take?
The largest card is a 2GB standard SD memory card. The camera will not recognize larger cards.
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How much recording time do you get with a 2GB card?
With 2GB you can record up to 56 minutes of continuous video or take over 3000+ photos.
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What is the picture resolution?
The camera takes 3 mega-pixel digital photos. There is also a mode that shoots a photo every 5 seconds automatically for 2 hours when using Lithium or NiMH batteries (see above).
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What is the video resolution?
Video is recorded at 512x384 at 30 frames per second.
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What is the video format?
The camera compresses video using the Motion JPEG codec and records (stores) the footage as an AVI (.avi) file.
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Is there sound?
Yes, there is sound. The camera has ‘HI’ and ‘LO’ sound settings. LO was designed for motorsports or other loud external noise environments.
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Is there zoom?
The GoPro HERO cameras do not have zoom.
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How is the maximum depth you can take the HERO cameras?
You can take the HERO cameras in the waterproof housing to 100 feet.
b. Both the Wrist HERO Housing and Quick Release Housing go to 100 feet.
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Is the camera compatible with Windows? Or Mac?
YES, the cameras are compatible with Windows AND Mac. You can use with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 9.1 or later.
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Are the digital cameras the all the same for each kit?
YES, the actual digital cameras inside the housings are the same for the Digital HERO 3, Helmet HERO and Motorsports HERO kits. This makes them interchangeable with each other and all GoPro accessory expansion kits.
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