Historically speaking, if you wanted to be the proud owner of a powerful GoPro Full HD camera with all of the accompanying bells and whistles, you had to be prepared to take a substantial financial hit on your savings. After all, quality products come with an understandably hefty price-tag. To combat that issue, GoPro has now officially lifted the covers off of the Hero+, a Full HD video camera that packs a number of premium features for a relatively budget price-tag.
GoPro is marketing its new shiny gadget as being the “perfect entry-level GoPro”, which is more of a homage to its $200 price-tag rather than its lack of features. The Hero+ is capable of Full HD 1080p video capture at 60 frames-per-second, along with the ability to snap still images at an impressive 8-megapixel resolution. Connectivity won’t be an issue for those who choose to get in on the GoPro action at the cheap end either. The latest edition to the family comes equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to offer access to the GoPro App and Smart Remote.
Those connectivity options will ensure that consumers can enjoy everything that the GoPro App and Smart Remote offers, such as full control of the camera remotely, as well as viewing short previews of captured video, and the ability to share that video with others and social networks. There’s also the video quality and shooting modes that make a mockery of the tiny price-tag. If you’ve used a GoPro before then you’ll be pleased to see that the new Hero+ still offers the same immersive video quality, as well as modes like QuikCapture, SuperView, and Auto Low Light mode.
The sensitive equipment itself is housed inside of a rugged, waterproof housing like most GoPro models, purposed to take a battering and withstand pretty much all of the elements. The Hero+ will ship with a built-in, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery, and should be good for two hours of Full HD video capture, or one hour forty-five minutes with Wi-Fi turned on using the GoPro mobile app. The internal storage capacity is also complimented with the ability to expand through a microSD card.
The Hero+ may lack the more advanced features of its more expensive relations, such as 4K video recording, or a touch display, but at $200 it’s likely to cement itself as the perfect entry-level device for this extreme sports enthusiasts looking to capture all of the action. The product will go live directly from GoPro and selected retailers on October 4th, carrying the aforementioned $200 price tag.
Check out the promo video of the Hero+ below.
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