GoPro's cheapest Hero yet ditches 4K for a nicer price

GoPro's cheapest Hero yet ditches 4K for a nicer price

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. 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 features include a 2 inch touchscreen display, digital video stabilization, and voice control. It supports Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for smoother video recording.

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Ali asked the staff if he could buy the GoPro Hero camera and pointed out that it hasn't been announced yet. It'll also be able to record video in 1440p at 60 frames per second or, of course, 1080p60 as well.

"HERO is a great first GoPro for people looking to share experiences beyond what a phone can capture", said Meghan Laffey, GoPro's SVP of product. That's because the Hero integrates some of the best features from those higher-end GoPros while offering a narrower focus on ease of use that should make it attractive to first-time action cam buyers. We found the new entry-level GoPro Hero on sale in a retail shop ahead its rumoured release date this weekend and bought it before it was taken off the shelves. The new waterproof action camera is simply called the GoPro Hero and does not have any number beside it like its predecessors the Hero5 and Hero6.

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Most importantly, the new GoPro Hero should work flawlessly with all of the myriad GoPro accessories and mounting systems already out there. The company even tried to diversify by launching a drone business, which it then ended up abandoning just a few months ago.

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