Plongeur’s Fabrice Charleux has posted a test video using the GoPro HERO2 underwater in Tahiti complete with a bit part played by Wetpixel Publisher Eric Cheng. He summarizes his findings thus:
“The HD Hero 2 is more efficient for underwater purposes and at the end of the day, compared to original HD Hero. Having a 170° wide angle mode is very useful in R7, and for sure, the sequences are a bit sharper than before. For underwater usage, you absolutely need a modification to get sharp and clear images. The BlurFix may be the best housing modification for GoPro (HD 1 or 2) and offers the way to get several different filters for creativity or depending on conditions.
Compared to HD 1, the new Hero 2 has a different white balance for underwater videos. I had to correct the white balance in post production for some images.
GoPro HD Hero 2 definitely rocks!”