GoPro Debuts A Budget Prices HERO Camera For $199

Posted by at 10:57 am on March 29, 2018

GoPro today introduced a new entry-level camera called the HERO today. Priced $199.99, the new camera offers most of the features also available with the company’s higher-end models, with lower video specs.

“HERO is a great first GoPro for people looking to share experiences beyond what a phone can capture,” says Meghan Laffey, GoPro’s VP of Product. “HERO makes it easy to share ‘wow’ moments at a price that’s perfect for first-time users.”

It can record video with a resolution of 1440p at 60 frames per second, which is just above the typical 1080p and not anywhere near the 4K resolutions offered by GoPro’s $300 Hero5 or $400 Hero6. Photos are limited to 10 megapixel, as opposed to the 12 megapixel available with its higher-end siblings.

Sharing cool experiences with HERO is simple. It offloads your photos and videos to the GoPro app which creates fun, shareable videos for you, automatically. No more fumbling with your SD card or plugging your camera into a computer. HERO makes it simple.

Sadly There is not a way to connect an external microphone, and some of the advanced recording features, like exposure control, are also missing

Key Features

  • Image Quality: HD Video (1440p60 and 1080p60) and 10MP photo performance
  • 2-Inch Touch Display: Using HERO is as easy as using your phone thanks to its touch display
  • Voice Control: Tell HERO to start and stop recording, take a photo, turn off and more
  • Waterproof : Waterproof up to 30′ (10M)
  • Video Stabilization: HERO features video stabilization that helps smooth out the shakes
  • Smartphone Compatible: HERO offloads your photos and videos to the GoPro app which creates fun, shareable videos for you, automatically
  • Body and Gear Mountable: compatible with 30+ GoPro mounting accessories

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