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GoPro launches Hero entry-level action camera

April 2, 2018 8:58 AM
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The new action cam is priced at $199, which is $100 cheaper than the next higher model, the GoPro Hero5

MANILA, Philippines – GoPro announced its most affordable GoPro action camera yet, the Hero.

On sale now at its online store at least, the new entry-level GoPro is priced at $199, making it $100 cheaper than the GoPro Hero5, and $200 cheaper than the flagship Hero6.

The Hero features a 2-inch touch display, is waterproof up to 30 feet, and is "extremely durable," said GoPro on its website.

GoPro is pegging the device for first time-users, according to Meghan Laffey, the company's vice president of product.

"Hero is a great first GoPro for people looking to share experiences beyond what a phone can capture," she said.

There are of course some key differences between the entry-level Hero and its more expensive brethren. The Hero can only take videos with a max resolution of 1440p (2,560 X 1,440) and a max frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps). The other models can shoot at 4K resolution and a max frame rate of 240 fps for slow-mo footage. The higher models take 12-megapixel photos while the entry-level Hero only shoots at 10 megapixels.


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