GoPro is making some changes to its lineup by offering a new action camera, the Hero+, at a price of $199.99 which is tucked between the entry level Hero ($129.99) and the Hero+LCD ($299.99). If the basic GoPro is the perfect entry level GoPro, then the Hero+ is the perfect entry level GoPro that comes with WiFi. The nomenclature of the Hero+ is well done since its feature-set is, in essence, identical to the Hero+ LCD without the LCD, shaving $100 off the price.
Some specifics are in order: the Hero+ can shoot 1080p videos at 60 frames per second. Stills can be captured at 8 megapixels with a 5 fps burst mode. This is an improvement from the entry-level GoPro Hero’s 5-megapixel shots with Full-HD videos being shot at 30 fps (a number we think is cutting it too close for the intended ‘action’ use). Speaking of improvements over the entry level GoPro, the Hero+ also supports WiFi and Bluetooth, giving you control over the camera through the GoPro app on your smartphone.
Additionally, GoPro’s Hero4 Session observes a price drop of $100, retailing for $299.99 now. This miniature cube is the company’s most technologically dense offering since it’s the smallest action camera GoPro has to offer, while offering 1440p video recording and allowing itself to be controlled via Bluetooth and Wifi through your smartphone.
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With these changes in its repertoire, GoPro seeks to allure more customers and seeks to allure a wider and more diverse customer-base. If you’re in the market for an action camera, we think you should head over to GoPro’s site and let us know what you think.
|Video Recording||1920x1080 at 60 fps|
|Still Images||8 MP (3264 x 2448)|
|Memory||64 GB via microSD|
|Video Format||Encoded in H.264, stored as mp4|
|Audio Format||AAC compression sampled at 48 KHz|
|Battery||1160 mAh, 3.8 V, 4.4 Wh|