Consumers and investors alike are going over the moon with GoPro. Not only are GoPro’s innovative action camcorders flying off the shelf, it’s newly listed stock are also flying up to all time highs.
But competition in this actioncam segment is getting hotter than ever with many brands jumping on the bandwagon. So it’s about time for GoPro to step up its game. GoPro recently announced 3 brand new models:
1. Hero4+ Black ($499),
2. Hero Silver ($399),
3. A brand-new model simply called Hero ($129.99)
The HERO4+ Black and Silver are the new flagships while the HERO is a budget entry level model ($129.99) that sits beneath everything else in their lineup.
The top Hero4 Black features UltraHD 4K resolution at 30 fps, along with 1080p/120 high-speed video. Both Black and Silver models have some standard new features like a HiLight Tag feature which enables you to conveniently mark important moments while recording so you can quickly locate your best clips later for playback. It’s high quality Protune compression has been improved to provide higher-quality stills. Both cameras are able to shoot impressive 12-megapixel still images and up to 30 fps in continuous shooting mode.
The HERO4 Black also features SuperView, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures an immersive wide-angle perspective so you see more of yourself in action.
The new models are priced very competitively especially the new entry level HERO at $129. Competitors will find it hard to match this level of performance and innovation at this price. They will be available in three configurations with different mounts intended for music recording and surf/snow, along with the standard classic kit.