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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

GoPro now shipping LCD BacPac removable LCD screen

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February

I've been using GoPro HERO video cameras for several years and they're great for creating spectacular videos from remote places where you usually can't use a regular video camera. 80_tiny_acldb-005-683x426.683x426.jpgThe lens on the HD HERO is so wide that all you need to do is point it in the right general direction and you get great shots. There are times, however, when it would be nice to actually see what I'm shooting and also review video and photos between shots, without using a computer. Well now I can do both.

GoPro is shipping the LCD BacPac, a hinged LCD screen that snaps onto the back of your existing HERO HD camera. This gives you a live LCD viewfinder for framing still and video shots and also provides for still and video playback, with sound, through a built-in speaker.

Included with the LCD BacPac are interchangeable back doors to use with your HD HERO housing. Some earlier HD cameras may require a firmware update to use the BacPac attachment.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:47pm]

    

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