April 1, 2018
The new GoPro HERO costs half as much as its big brother the HERO6, but it also doesn’t pack as big of a punch.
Back in September, GoPro released the sixth addition to their HERO series, the HERO6, whose key features, like 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 260fps, better dynamic range, and a new processor, made it a force to be reckoned with in the action cam market. However, GoPro has set its sights on more casual users and hobbyists with the brand new HERO, a budget-friendly alternative to the company’s high-end models.
This thing looks like a HERO6 or HERO5, just without all of the internal bells and whistles that come with them, like 4K video, slow-motion options, Protune, exposure control, or a 3.5mm audio input to name a few. The HERO may be a pared-down version of its predecessors, but it still comes with features like 1080p60 video, 2″ touch display, video stabilization, voice control, and more.
Take a look at the launch video below: