September 28, 2015

GoPro Introduces New $200 Entry Level Hero+ & Drops Price on Hero4 Session

Today, GoPro unveiled their new entry level action camera, the Hero+, which boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a price tag that won't break the bank.

Back in June, GoPro unveiled the $300 Hero+ LCD,  but the cheaper Hero+ is essentially the same camera minus an LCD screen. The Hero+ captures 1080p60 and 720p60 video, as well as 8MP still photos. Like its fellow Hero brethren, the new action cam has Time Lapse and Burst capture modes, is integrated into a GoPro waterproof housing, and allows users to connect the GoPro mobile app through Wi-Fi.

Here's a promo video to explain some of the key features:

And here are some sample photos courtesy of PetaPixel:

Technical Specifications

  • 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • 8MP photos with Single, Time Lapse and 5 Photos-per-Second Burst modes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Rugged, durable and waterproof to 131’ (40m)
  • Integrated camera + housing design
  • QuikCapture enables power-up and recording start with the press of a single button
  • HiLight Tag lets you mark key moments while recording
  • SuperView™ captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance
  • Built-in microphone
  • Wearable and Mountable, Compatible with GoPro’s vast array of mounts and accessories
  • Price: $200
  • Release date: October 4, 2015

GoPro also announced that they've dropped the price of the Hero4 Session from $400 to $300. That's some good news considering the fact that the HERO4 Session is half the size of the original HERO4, 40% lighter and only shoots at 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 100fps. So, you're getting a mixture of a bargain on some great features and a price adjustment for some not so great features.      

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