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GoPro Digital HD Hero 960
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GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 Digital Camera

5MP CMOS 1/2.5" 60m Nov 2011
Megapixel Count Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Maximum Waterproof Depth Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site redusers.com scored this camera 80%. That puts this GoPro Digital camera in the bottom 83% of all the cameras of a similar spec and age.

Fairly High Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 60 meters, the GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 has a quite high maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HD Hero 960. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 20m.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the HD Hero 960, the GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 supports video recording.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,100 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HD Hero 960 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The HD Hero 960 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the HD Hero 960. This GoPro Digital digital camera also supports a video resolution of 848 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HD Hero 960 range from 10mm to 750mm. At only 42 millimeters, the HD Hero 960 is quite short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the HD Hero 960.

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Narrow

With a width of only 60 millimeters, the HD Hero 960's width is one of the narrowest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HD Hero 960. Similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the HD Hero 960 have widths of between 16mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HD Hero 960 which have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 5 megapixels, the GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the HD Hero 960 have an image stabiliser, however the HD Hero 960 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The HD Hero 960 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The HD Hero 960 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the HD Hero 960, the HD Hero 960 is not 3D compatible.

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Only 1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The HD Hero 960 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.5"". That's 8% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 5.76 x 4.29mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (1/2.5"") is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 2/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size across comparable types of camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The HD Hero 960 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD Hero 960 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The HD Hero 960 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 960 Still Image Resolution

The HD Hero 960 has a 1280 x 960 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera has a still image resolution of 1280 x 720. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HD Hero 960 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only Supports One Power Source

The HD Hero 960 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported power source is Battery, but this power source is not supported by this camera. The power sources USB are also supported by this digital camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the GoPro Digital HD Hero 960

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when GoPro Digital released the HD Hero 960.

Average Weight

With a weight of 167 grams, the GoPro Digital HD Hero 960 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

The HD Hero 960 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
Focusing
Smile Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
I/O Port
Camera
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port

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