The new entry-level GoPro Hero camera is available now for $199 Dollars.
The HERO camera features a 2-inch touch display and provides voice control feature for recording and taking photos.
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Impressively, it also manages to include smartphone connectivity (presumably via Wi-Fi like other models) and video stabilization (presumably in software rather than mechanical form) to make it a pretty nifty piece of gear. "Our research and feedback shows consumers really like having a touchscreen, so we wanted to give people that familiar experience at an entry-level price, and Hero satisfies both", said a GoPro spokesperson. It'll also be able to record video in 1440p at 60 frames per second or, of course, 1080p60 as well. 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. But what's the main difference between this new camera and the others?
Head over to GoPro's website right now if you're interested in picking one up as the $199 GoPro Hero has gone on sale today. 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. Since it is the same in its size and shape as the other two cameras, it can fit in the same mounts and should work with all the same accessories as well.
The question is whether it will be enough to revive the fortunes of a company that has endured a tough few years.