GoPro Announces HERO+ LCD; an Advanced Entry-Level Camera

Jun 1, 2015

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Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

GoPro Announces HERO+ LCD; an Advanced Entry-Level Camera

Jun 1, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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HERO_LCDAdding a fourth camera to its lineup, GoPro has announced the HERO+ LCD.

As the name suggests, the camera features a handy touchscreen but also packs WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The new camera can record video at up to 60fps at 1080p, capture 8MP stills and be controlled by the GoPro app.

HERO_LCD_3While the HERO+ LCD outdoes the HERO’s 1080p/30fps and 5MP stills, it is still behind the higher-end HERO Silver 4’s 1080p/60fps (not to mention its 4K/15fps) and 12 MP stills.

Like the most basic GoPro, the HERO+ LCD is built directly into its waterproof housing making it waterproof to 131’ (40m).

Other features include HiLight Tagging, allowing you to mark specific moments during filming or playback, and in-camera video trimming which will make it easier to share short videos without needing access to a computer.

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GoPro_LCD_2Below are the camera’s specs:

  • Ultra-wide angle glass lens with reduced distortion
  • Fixed f/2.8 aperture – See more at:
  • 1080p: 60, 50, 30, 25
  • 720p: 60, 50
  • 720p: SuperView 60, 50
  • Looping: Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save
  • Stills resolution: 8MP, Wide FOV, 3264 x 2448 screen resolution
  • Burst mode: 10 photos in 2 seconds
  • Time lapse photo intervals: 5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds
  • Integrated, rechargeable lithium-ion battery rated at 1160mAh, 3.8V, 4.4Wh
  • Battery life between 1:45 to 2:30 hours, depending on the video mode and whether WiFi and LCD are being used
  • Audio format: 48kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
  • Touch display for convenient camera control, shot framing, and in-camera playback
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • HiLight Tagging lets you mark key moments while recording or during playback for quick editing
  • In-camera video trimming allows you to create short clips for easy content sharing without a computer
  • Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button with QuikCapture setting
  • Integrated housing design for simplicity and ease of use
  • Supports microSD cards (at least Class 10 or UHS-I) up to 64GB

GoPro_LCD_3Priced at more than twice as much as the entry-level HERO camera, GoPro will now offer its action cameras for $130, $300, $400 and $500, with the latest addition to the lineup becoming available in the U.S. on June 7th. International availability is said to begin only five weeks later – on July 12th.

This announcement joins GoPro’s recent announcement that it is developing its own drone and virtual reality mounts.

We’ve seen some of the current GoPros compared to Xiaomi’s Yi action cam and it will be interesting to see how this latest addition will perform.

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2 responses to “GoPro Announces HERO+ LCD; an Advanced Entry-Level Camera”

  1. Petar Maksimovic Avatar
    Petar Maksimovic

    Entry into what?

  2. Kien Le Avatar
    Kien Le

    Entry with price double of the first entry, so it entryception