Rather than a separate housing, the GoPro HERO Action Camera features a unibody design wherein the camera itself is waterproof to 131' with the Standard Backdoor in place and sealed. It records 1080p30 Full HD video, as well as 720p60 for enhanced motion capture or creating slow-motion effects in post. The HERO also takes 5-megapixel still photos in single shot, burst, and time-lapse. For use on dry land the Skeleton Backdoor is included, featuring cutouts for enhanced audio capture using the built-in microphone.
The HERO includes flat and curved adhesive mounts for surfboards, helmets, boats, and other smooth surfaces as well as a quick release buckle that clips in and out of them. Apart from these, the camera can be used with a range of separately available mounting hardware for adaptation to just about any scenario.
Video and photos are recorded to microSD/microSDHC cards, with support for capacities up to 32GB. A USB cable is included for file transfer directly from the camera and charging the built-in battery.