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Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

GoPro Introduces Entry-Level Hero Camera for $199

GoPro Introduces Entry-Level Hero Camera for $199

GoPro's newest action camera, named Hero, looks near identical to the company's flagship action camera, the Hero6 Black.

According to a new report from TechCrunch, the new camera, simply called the GoPro Hero, costs $200 Dollars and will feature most of the best features of the Hero 5 and Hero 6, at half the cost. It features a similar 2-inch touchscreen along with voice control and digital video stabilisation. It lacks the optical image stabilization capabilities of the pricier cameras.

The Hero is of course compatible with the vast range of accessories, from chest straps to bike mounts and you can transfer your content to your smartphone or PC via the GoPro app.

"HERO is a great first GoPro for people looking to share experiences beyond what a phone can capture", says Meghan Laffey, GoPro's SVP of Product. For just $199, the new Hero forgoes certain features found on its more expensive siblings.

Mind you, in recent times, as the Hero series has become smarter, sharper and gathered features, the prices have been creeping up. But what's the main difference between this new camera and the others?

The Hero will shoot high definition video at a maximum of 1440p at 60 fps as well as capturing 1080p HD footage at 60 fps. GoPro HERO adds to our world class selection and will help strengthen Flipkart's dominant leadership in cameras. "Along with GoPro we want to give them the ideal camera to capture their adventures", added Adarsh Menon, Vice President and Head-Electronics and Private Labels, Flipkart. Full compatibility with existing mounting hardware is a big deal. Instead, they are promoting the use of the GoPro app to automatically offload photos and videos.

The question is whether it will be enough to revive the fortunes of a company that has endured a tough few years.

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