The renowned action camera maker, GoPro, just unveiled a new model called the Hero+ to add an affordable alternative to its collection. Placed just above the GoPro Hero, which is currently the most affordable camera in the range, Hero+ comes with additional features such as built-in Wi-Fi and upgraded shooting modes.
GoPro Hero+ lacks a LCD panel just like the Hero, but the company already has Hero+ LCD variant to serve the purpose. The Hero+ is priced comfortably at $199, which is a $70 extra than the base model, but a major $100 savings from the Hero+ LCD model. The Hero+ will appeal the audience who are willing to give up the LCD in favour of other premium features.
For the extra money, buyers take advantage of the integrated Wi-Fi support to connect the camera to their smartphones and use it remotely. Users can also wirelessly transfer images and videos from the GoPro Hero+ to paired smartphones.
Additionally, the adventure camera can record Full HD at 60fps while the Hero tops out at 30fps, Gizmodo noted.
Well, that's not all as the GoPro Hero+ gets an upgraded 8MP shooter instead of Hero's 5MP and shoots smarter in low light, thanks to the new auto low-light mode.
GoPro Hero+ features remain same as the original Hero and the design is identical to the nick. The Hero+ also sports a similar waterproof housing, which is good for up to 40m (131 feet), and a non-removable battery. It will support other GoPro mounts and accessories to shoot as per your convenience.
Besides a new product launch, GoPro also dropped the price of its flagship Hero 4 Session by $100 to $300. The GoPro Hero+ will be available starting 4 October.