GoPro introduces a new cost-effective action camera with Wi-Fi capabilities

Just in time for the holiday season, GoPro is rounding out its line-up of action cameras by adding a lower cost alternative today. The new HERO+ positions itself between the $129.99 entry-level model and the $299.99 LCD camera that was released back in June. This move sets the $199.99 GoPro HERO+ squarely in the mix for consumer’s attention across all ability and interest levels. Head below for more details.

GoPro has opted to blend the two previously mentioned cameras in shaping this new model. It has taken the housing from the lower cost HERO and melded it with the HERO+ LCD’s internals. This Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled camera allows users to communicate wirelessly between the device and your smartphone or GoPro’s Smart Remote. There is not a color LCD display on this model, so the ability to setup shots with the GoPro app is key.

The technical specifications for this model fall right where we’d expect a mid-range action camera to settle. GoPro’s HERO+ is capable of recording 1080p 60fps full HD, which is a jump up from the HERO that can only handle 30fps. Still photographers will be able to capture 8MP images but there is no functionality for slow-motion footage. The HERO+ has a built-in waterproof housing that will provide protection up to 131 feet. Of course, the entire line-up of GoPro accessories will be compatible with this new model.

GoPro’s move to bring Wi-Fi connectivity to the sub-$200 action camera market is a notable one. We recently reviewed the Monoprice MHD 2.0 Action Camera that has an identical price point and the same wireless connectivity. It has many similar features plus a live action wearable that allows users to frame shots and control recording settings from their wrist. GoPro is the most recognized name in the world of action cameras, so we’d expect many consumers to jump on this new model when it is released on October 4th.

Additionally, the GoPro HERO4 Session received an official price drop today down to $299.99 (Orig. $400). This is not a suprise, as the compact camera has been a recipient to multiple price drops in the last few weeks. The HERO4 Session has always been a tough sell at $399.99, given the feature set of the identically priced HERO4 Silver camera that includes a built-in color LCD display. Amazon currently offers a free $40 gift card with the purchase of a $299.99 HERO4 Session, while Best Buy is throwing in a free GoPro Smart remote.

We also have deals on GoPro’s HERO4 Black and the HERO4+ LCD action camera as well.

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SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is making capturing and sharing immersive, on-the-go content more accessible than ever with the release of its new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled HERO+ camera. At $199.99 MSRP, the HERO+ is waterproof and mountable as well as compatible with GoPro’s vast array of mounts and accessories. It captures stunning 1080p60 and 720p60 video and 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos with the same impressive image quality that GoPro has become famous for. HERO+ most notably features Wi-Fi which allows it to connect withGoPro’s mobile app and benefit from convenient tools such as a Trim & Share feature that allows the user to quickly create and share short video clips across leading social media channels.

HERO+ rounds out an exciting 2015 GoPro lineup that now boasts the new and impossibly small and simple to use HERO4 Session at a more accessible price of $299.99MSRP. These two exciting devices complement the industry leading HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver to provide a wide array of options for those looking to GoPro this holiday season:

  • HERO4 Black: Pro-quality capture. Simply the best.    $499.99
  • HERO4 Silver: High-performance capture. Touch-display convenience.   $399.99
  • HERO4 Session: GoPro Performance, Simplified.  $299.99
  • HERO+LCD: The perfect entry-level GoPro + Wi-Fi + touch-display convenience.    $299.99
  • HERO+: The perfect entry-level GoPro + Wi-Fi.    $199.99
  • HERO: The perfect entry-level GoPro. $129.99

HERO+ is integrated into an ultra-durable waterproof housing that delivers GoPro’s legendary durability and versatility.

“Whether mounted to a weather balloon floating 100,000 feet above the earth to capture a sunrise across the stratosphere or in the hands of a child recording their backyard tree house adventures, HERO+ is built to capture your imagination wherever it takes you,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “Even as we continue to raise the bar for our highest performing cameras like HERO4 Black, Silver and Session, we remain committed to developing simplified products like HERO+ that make GoPro life-capture accessible to everyone.”

HERO+ will be available at authorized retailers around the world and on beginning October 4, 2015. Key features include:

  • Stunning and immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • 8MP photos with Single, Time Lapse and 5 Photos-per-Second Burst modes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Rugged, durable and waterproof to 131′ (40m)
  • Integrated camera + housing design
  • QuikCapture enables power-up and recording start with the press of a single button
  • HiLight Tag lets you mark key moments while recording
  • SuperViewcaptures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance
  • Built-in microphone
  •  Wearable and Mountable, Compatible with GoPro’s vast array of mounts and accessories

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a standard for how people capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion in the form of immersive and engaging content.

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GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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