GoPro’s New Entry-Level Hero Could Be The Category King


GoPro has a new lineup of Hero cameras, including the next-gen Hero4 with fancy 4K video features and touchscreen back displays, but the introduction of a new entry-level Hero today could be what brings the action camera category to the next level. The Hero is similar to the “White” tier of devices GoPro has sold until now, but it’s especially cut-rate at just $130, and packs features the competition just can’t match, like integration into a waterproof housing and automatic low-light shooting mode optimizations.

The basic Hero definitely gives up some ground to drop that extra $60 vs. the White: GoPro has removed its Wi-Fi connection capabilities, meaning you’ll have to control it from the camera itself, and use the included USB cable to connect it to your computer. But the concession might be less onerous than you might imagine, especially if you’ve never used a GoPro before –…

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