As we have come to expect with electronics there have been a lot of updates from GoPro over the last year. The Hero4 Black upped their performance game; the Hero4 Session got simple, tiny, and lighter; the Hero+LCD let us see what we were shooting at a more reasonable price; and now the new Hero+ brings that price down even lower since it can be paired with a smartphone or smart remote with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Add to that video capture that is up there with the second most expensive GoPro at half the price and this looks like a solid new offering.
Hop past the break with us to take a look what the new affordable Hero+ can do…
The new camera gets the same WiFi and Bluetooth enabled tech of the recently announced Hero+LCD, but drops a third of its price down to $200 by leaving off the touchscreen. The wireless connectivity makes this camera possibly the best value in the line-up when paired with the GoPro App or another smart remote. With the mobile app it also gets access to GoPro’s easy-to-use tools for quickly creating and sharing short videos on social media.
The Hero+ captures the same 1080p60 and 720p60 video of the twice as pricey 4 Silver, and can take 8MP single, time lapse and 5fps burst photos. The waterproof Hero+ uses the standard mount, so gets compatibility with all of the mounts and accessories already on the market.
The Hero+ rounds out the current GoPro line-up, from the basic Hero up to the pro quality video capture of the Hero4 Black:
HERO4 Black: pro level – 4k, 30fps; 12MP, WiFi & BT. $500
HERO4 Silver: high performance – 1080p, 60fps; 12MP, WiFi & BT, +LCD display. $400
HERO4 Session: tiny and simple – 1140p 30fps; 8MP, WiFi & BT. $300
HERO+LCD: entry-level with touch screen – 1080p, 60fps; 8MP, WiFi & BT, +LCD display. $300
HERO+: controllable entry-level – 1080p, 60fps; 8MP, +WiFi & BT. $200
HERO: entry-level – 1080p, 30fps; 5MP. $130
The new Hero+ will be available in shops and on GoPro.com starting October 4, 2015.