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GoPro HD HERO 960

The HD HERO 960 features the same professional grade 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video & 5MP timelapse photo modes, and incredible sound recording system as its big brother, the original HD HERO camera.

Product #: CHD96-001

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This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase. This page is for product reference only.

You may be interested in the following product(s) instead:

HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition      HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition      HD HERO2 Surf Edition

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GoPro HD HERO 960

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Product Description

Sharing your thrills in HD just got more affordable with the GoPro HD HERO 960

Developed for professional use, but at a consumer price, the HD HERO 960 wearable cameras captures full HD video rivaling cameras costing 10x the price. How? GoPro's team consists of some of the the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who also happen to be obsessed with outdoor sports, race cars, and all things moto. Athletic super geeks? Indeed.

Professional Quality, Full HD Video:

  • 960p: 1280x960 Ultra Wide and Tall HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30 fps, and 4:3 aspect ratio. See more of the action above and below than widescreen 16:9 resolutions can show.
  • 720p: 1280x720 Ultra Wide HD featuring a 170º angle of view, 30fps, and16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

No matter what you're recording, the HD HERO 960 has all the necessary elements to capture your adventures in a range of HD formats for the most professional quality footage you can get.

Key Features

Say No to a Narrow Field of View!

GoPro HD Helmet HERO Video Stills

Say goodbye to a narrow field of view with the GoPro HD HERO 960. Equipped with a super wide angle of view, any worries about cutting off important parts of your scene are eliminated. So, no matter where you have this camera mounted, you can be confident that it is working as hard as you are at getting those brilliant shots you need for making your friends supremely jealous!

The GoPro HD HERO 960 captures all your footage with its 170° wide angle lens for that maximum angle of view.

Eliminate Unwanted Wind Noise with HD Sound

With more development time poured into the sound recording system of the HD HERO 960 than the majority of GoPro's competitors put into their entire camera, the HERO 960 captures all the sound you want without taking in an excess of wind noise. Just enough background noise is caught to enhance the speed and energy of your films, but the natural sound quality remains free of distortion. GoPro's dedication to video quality is carried into their amazingly meticulous approach to sound recording, and it is a feature you are going to appreciate.

5 Megapixel Stills are a Snap

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Surf Photo

GoPro HD HERO 5MP Surf Photo

HD Video is the bomb, but the HD HERO 960 can do more than just that. Its razor sharp 170° lens stretches edge to edge, corner to corner, in order to snap high quality still imagery, perfect for nice big prints. The HERO 960 also performs well, even in less than ideal lighting situations with its 1.4 LUX low light performance and sports a massive 1x2.5", 5MP sensor, allowing you to capture crystal clear shots of your sickest moments.

2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second Auto-Photo Mode: Since the HD HERO 960 is capable of performing like a digital point and shoot, shouldn't it also possess some of the same options as one? Well, it does. Enabling you to shoot crisp imagery in sequence automatically at 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds. Simply choose the interval, press the shutter and your HD Hero does the rest, capturing a range of stills in perfect consecutive order. Shooting on 2 second mode, the battery life can last an amazing 2 hours... so create some crazy stories with still photos that capture your every move.

3-Photo Burst Mode: Get the best picture imaginable, without trying! Shooting a sequence of 3 images over a 2 second space in 3-Photo Burst Mode, the GoPro HD HERO 960 eliminates over thinking, while providing professional results. How cool is that?

Self-Timer Mode: Never get left out of the group again. Grab your fellow HEROs and strike a pose. What's a camera without a bit of tradition? Get your self-timer on and GoPro!

Get Wet with Confidence

With a depth rating of up to 180 feet/60 meters, you can be confident about filming under water with the GoPro HD HERO 960. The secure, waterproof housing will keep your footage in and the water out.

Get Creative with Versatile Mounting Options!

The HD HERO 960 comes with 2 adhesive mounting pads, the Head Strap, and the new Helmet Front Mount all of which enable you to utilize hands free filming. But there are so many more specialized GoPro Accessories on the market, which let you take advantage of your creativity to enhance your films. If you are looking to get serious with your action sport videos, check out the wide range of mounts for cars, bikes and surf boards. Providing incredibly unique vantage points to capture all the action, the GoPro HD HERO 960 is the most adaptable camera on the market with the ability to film in brilliant HD quality.

What's Included

GoPro HD HERO 960 What's Included
  1. HD HERO 960 camera
  2. Waterproof Quick-Release Housing
  3. Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  4. Quick-Release Buckle
  5. 1 Curved, 3M™ Adhesive Mount
  6. 1 Flat, 3M™ Adhesive Mount
  7. Headlamp-Style Head Strap
  8. Helmet Front Mount

    Cables (not shown):
  • USB Cable
  • Component Video (HDTV) Cable
  • Composite Video + Audio Out Cable

Looking for additional mounts, extra battery or memory?
See our GoPro Accessories to build your own custom package.


MPN CHD96-001
UPC 185323000347
Manufacturer GoPro
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m - ∞), glass
Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
Angle of View: 170° ultra wide angle
Video Resolution Settings: 960p: 1280x960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
WVGA: 848x480 (16:9), 60 fps, 8Mbit/s data rate
Sensor Type: 1/2.5" HD CMOS, 2.2μm pixels
Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as MP4 (.mp4) file
Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
White Balance: Auto
Audio Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression
Photo Resolution: 5 megapixel
Capture Modes: Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 secs.
3 photo burst
Storage Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)
Average Recording Times:

960p: 10min/GB
720p: 15min/GB
WVGA: 15min/GB

Connectors PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable included)
Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out
Power and Battery Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Battery Life: Approximately 2.5 hrs
Charging: Via USB to computer or optional power adapter
Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter,
or 2 hours with a computer's USB port
Waterproof Housing Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
Hardware: Stainless steel
Additional Information PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista and 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2" (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
Weight: 3.3oz / 94g including battery, 5.9oz / 167g including housing

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Customer Reviews

  1. Top Notch Camera Review by AK

    Great camera, even better service - got it quickly with no hassles. Thanks for carrying such awesome products! (Posted on 11-12-02)

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