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Entry-level HERO camera confirmed by GoPro

29 March 2018

Today GoPro announced their latest "go-anywhere, capture-anything" HERO action camera for $199.

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman promised late a year ago that a new entry-level action camera was coming in 2018 and on Thursday, the company delivered.

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The HERO captures a max resolution and frame rate of 1440p at 60 frames per second; this means no 4K footage.

GoPro's other cameras include the $399 Hero6 Black, the $299 Hero5 Black and the Fusion 360-camera priced at $699.

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The HERO has a 2-inch touch display that helps you capture and review 10-megapixel photos and 1080p60 videos.

GoPro is coming off a new round of layoffs after scuttling its drone division. At a $199 price point, this is the cheapest camera in the HERO line by a cool $100, so GoPro is clearly hoping that the low price will draw in new consumers who haven't owned one of its cameras before. Other than those features, the new camera includes numerous other elements found throughout the GoPro lineup, including a touch screen, voice control, digital video stabilization and is waterproof up to 30 feet. The GoPro Hero is waterproof up to 30 feet and since it's a GoPro action camera after all, it's compatible with all of the existing mounts and accessories. The company says it simply wanted to get a touchscreen into its entry-level model since it views that feature as essential when it comes to attracting new, more casual customers.

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Entry-level HERO camera confirmed by GoPro