Hero+ New GoPro With WiFi @ $199, Hero4 Session Cuts $100 Off Price

Sep 28, 2015

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Hero+ New GoPro With WiFi @ $199, Hero4 Session Cuts $100 Off Price

Sep 28, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Over the last year it seemed that GoPro are upping their positioning and slowly crawling into the pricier side of the action camera range. (going up to $500 with the HERO4 Black). Now the company is bringing it down a notch with an addition of a new Camera – the Hero+. If the name sounds familiar, it is because it is a price reduction of the Hero+ LCD, and it offers the same features, sans the LCD.

The camera ‘sits’ right between the GoPro HERO ($120) and the GoPro HERO+ LCD ($300) at $199. Features wise it provides the same set as the higher one of the two: Up to 1080 @60 FPS, 8MP and 5 fps Burst – the LCD is gone, but you get to keep Wifi – I think it’s worth the extra $70 over the plain Hero.

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To match that new camera, GoPro announced that they are cutting the price of the small-form-factor HERO4 Session from $399 to $299. That makes sense marketing wise. I mean for $400 you could have gotten a Gopro4 Silver which kicks butt over the session specs wise. If a small form factor was a thing for you, this camera is just starting to make sense. Boy, I’d hate to be that guy who bought a GoPro session yesterday, I wonder if GoPro will do something about those customers.

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The camera will be available on October 4th, which is just around the corner.

So, it seems that in the war on versatility GoPro is upping the ante having a complete range now, from the cheapo and basic feature Hero at $120, all the way up to the GoPro hero4 Black at $500. Certainly they are positioned for Action Camera World Domination.

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5 responses to “Hero+ New GoPro With WiFi @ $199, Hero4 Session Cuts $100 Off Price”

  1. tedder42 Avatar
    tedder42

    “over the plane Hero.” -> “plain”

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      oh my….

  2. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    I wonder if an upgraded Session is about to be announced. October is when the new models generally come out.

  3. Damien Sim Avatar
    Damien Sim

    Recently got a Xiaomi Yi action camera. Spent about USD 110++ on it and a 32gb SD card. Been quite happy with the build quality and the video quality. It’s a cheap alternative to getting a GoPro Hero+

  4. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    Honestly this is just confusing for consumers. Most of GoPro’s customers aren’t video people, they don’t understand 4k, fps and the likes, they just want to capture footage of the dumb shit they do. Having five, wait, SIX different models to pick from is way too confusing.