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GoPro’s least expensive Hero but ditches 4K for a nicer value


The rumors of an new entry-level GoPro motion digital camera have lastly been put to relaxation. GoPro right now introduced the discharge of yet one more digital camera in its Hero vary – one which’s designed for the everyman.

Merely known as Hero, the brand new digital camera is a “go-anywhere, capture-anything” snapper that is priced at AU$299.95 (about $229 / £163) – making it the most cost effective GoPro motion cam at launch up to now – and it is aimed toward those that need to seize all of the motion with out counting on the restrictions of a smartphone digital camera.

When it comes to design, the Hero is nearer to the premium Black and Silver fashions reasonably than GoPro’s earlier budget-oriented Session cameras. The latter lack true built-in shows, and as an alternative depend on a paired smartphone for each viewing video and accessing a few of their extra superior controls and settings.

“Hero is a good first GoPro for individuals seeking to share experiences past what a cellphone can seize,” stated GoPro’s Senior Vice President of Product, Meghan Laffey. “Hero makes it straightforward to share ‘wow’ moments at a value that’s excellent for first-time customers.”

Half-price Hero

The brand new Hero is half the value of the GoPro Hero6 Black (at $399.99 / £399.99 / AU$599.95), making it accessible to extra individuals who’d wish to seize their adventures (or misadventures because the case could also be).

Regardless of the decrease value, the Hero arguably nonetheless has sufficient bells and whistles to maintain informal videographers joyful.

Just like the Hero5 Black and the Hero6 Black, the brand new digital camera includes a built-in 2-inch contact show, offering a smartphone-like person interface, and can also be waterproof out of the field (for as much as 10m) with out the necessity to use a particular housing. Whereas it lacks 4K video capabilities, the Hero can shoots HD video at 1440p and 1080p at as much as 60fps and captures 10MP stills. 

The Hero additionally comes with the Voice Management characteristic that we noticed within the Hero5 and Hero6 vary of cameras, making video seize enjoyable and simple. 

Video stabilization is built-in and it’s suitable with most current GoPro mounting equipment.


We have contacted GoPro for affirmation on when the Hero shall be obtainable on cabinets within the UK and US, however within the new digital camera is already on sale in Australia for just below AU$300. We’ll replace this story with further availability particulars after we know extra.