GoPro HERO Camera - Entry Level and Budget Friendly

GoPro Launches Entry-Level HERO for $199

GoPro has added another camera to their lineup: introducing HERO.

The HERO is currently on sale as of now for $199 and it’s the newest Entry-Level & Budget Friendly GoPro.

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The latest action cam from GoPro features a 2-inch touchscreen display and is waterproof to 33 feet.

On the surface, it looks identical to the Hero 5 camera.

Standard GoPro recipe so far.

At $199, it makes it the more affordable option for kids and first time GoPro owners compared to shelling out $299 for the GoPro Hero 5 or $399 for the GoPro Hero 6.

Some of us simply don’t need the top of the line camera!

For anyone who is purchasing the HERO, they don’t want all the different settings to choose from. It becomes overwhelming and too complicated!

You pretty much have 5 modes to choose from: 2 video resolutions, single photo, burst and time lapse.

For the video modes, 1080p will be the default choice for most people. 1440p is better suited for body-mounted shots where a taller field of view is appreciated.

Both video modes capture footage at 60fps.

The 60 frame rate is a nice middle ground which still allows you to slow down footage without it looking too choppy.

You can quickly and easily transfer footage from your HERO to your smartphone thanks to the GoPro App like the other cameras. No need to plug the camera into your computer or fumbling with SD cards.

GoPro HERO Entry Level and Budget Friendly Action Camera

Here’s a list of features for the all new HERO:

  • 1440p @ 60fps & 1080p @ 60fps
  • 10MP still photos
  • Burst Mode: 10 shots in 1 second
  • Time Lapse Mode: every 0.5 seconds
  • 2-inch touchscreen display
  • Voice Control: start and stop recording, take a photo, turn off
  • Waterproof up to 30 feet / 10m
  • Built-in Video Stabilization
  • Smartphone Connectivity to easily transfer GoPro footage so you can share it quicker
  • Auto Low Light
  • Compatible with all existing GoPro mounts

Thankfully, GoPro did NOT make the same mistake as their previous budget-friendly GoPro with the battery. The 1220mAh battery IS removable.

This means, you can purchase extra batteries and you’re not stuck with a single charge. We recommend the Wasabi batteries which are a popular and reliable choice! Their kits even come with 2 or 3 channel chargers.

The HERO is NOT compatible with the GoPro Karma Drone so that’s a bummer for anyone trying to get into the drone game on a budget.

You don’t get PROTUNE or Exposure Control with the HERO either so if you want to have this kind of image control, you’ll need to spend a bit more to get the Hero 5 or Hero 6.

Here are a few things you don’t get

  • No Night Photo mode
  • No Night Lapse mode
  • No 3.5mm Audio Mic In
  • No GPS

So what to you think about the latest addition to GoPro’s lineup? Comment below!

➡Link to purchase: GoPro HERO


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