Update (6/8 8:30am): The new GoPro Hero+ LCD is now available for purchase at Amazon.
Update (6/1 2:45pm): We’ve added a deal on GoPro’s HERO4 Silver down below.
Just in time for summer, GoPro has revealed a new entry level model that updates its previously released bare-bones HERO. The new action camera, which goes by the name of HERO+ LCD, predictably adds a new touchscreen display and other upgrades. New features aside, it will be the price point that makes or breaks it for many consumers…
The new GoPro HERO+ LCD will have upgraded internal specs that are capable of shooting 1080p60 and 720p60 video, while capturing 8MP photos at up to 5 frames per second. For comparison, the original HERO (which was released last fall), could record 1080p at 30fps with 5MP still photos. It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is waterproof to 131 feet. The HERO+ LCD will be locked into its waterproof housing. It will support microSD cards up to 64GB in size and have a built-in battery rated for two hours of use.
Most notably amongst the new features, is the touch screen LCD display, which was previously only available on HERO4 models. This addition allows users to interact with footage and settings on the fly. Of course, these new features bring a bump in price.
GoPro’s HERO+ LCD will be available this weekend and will retail for $299.99, which is the same price point as the previous generation HERO3+. If you can do without the touch LCD display, the HERO3+ may be worth your money. It features the same 1080p60 capabilities but can snap 10MP photos and isn’t permanently attached to the waterproof housing. This allows for use with more accessories for a customizable user experience.
Either way, this adds more options to the camera market for users looking to get in on the action. There are a lot of intriguing projects right now involving GoPro, especially with virtual reality. We expect to see continued growth in this product category as we had into the 2nd half of the year before the holiday season. If you’re interested in an upgraded experience, we spotted this deal on the GoPro HERO4 Silver for $314 shipped over at Electronics Valley via eBay Daily Deals. That’s a savings of nearly $71 off the list price and the best current offer.
GoPro Adds Touch Screen Convenience to Entry-Level Camera Lineup
HERO+ LCD $299.99 MSRP – All-in-one awesome + touch-display convenience
SAN MATEO, CALIF. (June 1, 2015) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, has announced the availability of its new HERO+ LCD camera. Capturing life-like high definition 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, the HERO+ LCD features a convenient touch display for easy shot framing, settings control and access to an all-new in-camera video trimming feature. Like the entry-level HERO, the HERO+ LCD is built directly into its waterproof housing. The simplicity of this all-in-one design now combines with expanded features to make capturing life’s memorable moments easier than ever.
Rugged and waterproof to 131’ (40m), HERO+ LCD also includes advanced features like HiLight Tagging and in-camera video trimming to make it easier to identify and share your favorite moments. HiLight Tagging lets you mark key moments while recording and during playback so you can easily find them later, and the all-new video trimming feature allows you to create short clips in-camera for easier sharing without a computer.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect the HERO+ LCD to your GoPro App-enabled smartphone or tablet for easy camera control and shot preview when your camera is mounted or out of reach. The GoPro App also allows for easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more and combines with the new in-camera video trimming feature to form a convenient content sharing solution.
“HERO+ LCD illustrates that even as we push the limits of life capture with bleeding-edge devices like the HERO4 Black, we’re also focused on delivering accessible, high-quality capture solutions to anyone wanting to GoPro,” said Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro.
Whether you are a first-time user or a GoPro veteran, the HERO+ LCD is an impressive capture solution. It combines GoPro’s famed image quality, versatility and durability with WiFi connectivity, long battery life and touch display convenience in an all-in-one design.
Professional-quality 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture
Touch display for convenient camera control, shot framing, and in-camera playback
Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App and Smart Remote
HiLight Tagging lets you mark moments while recording or during playback for quick editing
In-camera video trimming allows you to create clips for content sharing without a computer
Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button with QuikCapture setting
Long-lasting battery delivers approximately two hours of recording time
Integrated housing design for simplicity and ease of use
Supports microSD cards (at least Class 10 or UHS-I) up to 64GB
HERO+ LCD will be available for purchase in the U.S. at authorized GoPro retailers and GoPro.com beginning June 7, 2015. International availability will begin July 12.
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion. And in turn, the world has helped GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.
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