Your search for an affordable and pocket friendly action camera might end here as one of the biggest name in the market of action cameras has recently unveiled a new model.
GoPro has recently announced the Hero+ action camera with a price tag of $200, a much needed addition in the range of entry level action cameras by the brand. The camera looks similar to the basic model ‘Hero’ from the outside, but the specifications are same as the Hero+ LCD model, minus the LCD touch screen.
The Hero+ comes loaded with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi which enables you to connect the action camera with your mobile device and frame your photos using the official GoPro app. As the camera does not come loaded with the LCD screen, you can also change your camera settings and share the videos on your social media accounts using the app. This is surely a much needed addition to the basic entry-level action camera Hero, which costs $70 less than the newly announced Hero+.
The $200 action camera is capable of shooting full HD videos at a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second (same as the Hero+ LCD model), compared to 1080p at 30 frames per second on the entry-level Hero.
With the new Hero+ action camera, you get to click 8-megapixel stills along with features such as burst photos and time lapse videos. The Auto Low Light mode will enables the camera to get the best low-light performance by adjusting the frame rates while shooting.
When compared the the entry-level Hero, the Hero+ plus features improved image sensor and can be used 40 meters (131 feet) underwater. The good news is that it will be easily compatible with the wide range of GoPro mounts and all the accessories.
“Even as we continue to raise the bar for our highest performing cameras like HERO4 Black, Silver and Session, we remain committed to developing simplified products like HERO+ that make GoPro life-capture accessible to everyone.” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO.
So, when compared to the $130 Hero, the newly announced Hero+ is more than worth those extra $70. With additions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1080p at 60 Frames per second and 8-megapixel stills, no doubt this is an amazing addition to the range of entry-level action camera range with a price tag of $200.
Though this camera does not support 4K video, slo-mo shots and removable battery, which comes with the Hero4 series ($400 – $500), the Hero+ still looks promising and does justice to its price tag. The Hero+ will be official up for sale on the GoPro website and retailers across the world on 4th October.
Let’s have a look at the official video introducing the GoPro Hero+ action camera followed by some sample images clicked using the same.
So are you going to grab your box of Hero+ action camera? Share your views in the comments below.