With this announcement, the brand new GoPro HERO becomes the most budget-friendly camera in the GoPro HERO lineup alongside the entry-level HERO Session that currently sells for $149. The GoPro HERO comes equipped with the same 2-inch touch display that you can find on the HERO5 and HERO6 cameras.
Unlike its more advanced counterparts, however, the latest action cam recording capabilities are limited to 1440p60 and 1080p60 video only. Yes, there’s no shooting at high frame rates like 120 or 240 frames per second, nor 24p, 25p, and 50p modes.
Furthermore, the megapixel count is also reduced to 10MP as well as the maximum fps rate in burst mode that is now limited to 10 frames. Another downside for video shooters is that lack of manual control over color, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and sharpness due to the absence of the Protune set of features.
Nevertheless, the GoPro HERO boasts the same rugged, rubberized exterior resistant to the elements and waterproof to 33′ without a housing. Other neat features on board include time-lapse recording, video image stabilization, voice control functionality, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C port, and HDMI video out.
GoPro HERO users will still be able to access, offload and edit the captured GoPro footage with simple to use yet powerful functions due to the available GoPro and Quik apps integration. The camera is also compatible with all GoPro’s mounting accessories currently available on the market.
GoPro HERO Highlights
Supports 1440p60 and 1080p60 video
Captures 10MP Photos at 10 fps in Burst Mode
2-inch Rear Touchscreen
Built-in Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide-Angle Glass Lens
Rugged, rubberized exterior
Waterproof to 33′
Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
Interval Capture for Time-Lapse
Overall, the latest GoPro HERO seems to be an excellent budget choice for those sports enthusiasts eager to get their hands on one of the best action cameras around without spending the extra cash for the advanced video features available on the HERO5 and HERO6 models. To learn more about the latest GoPro action cam, head over to GoPro’s official website here.