There have been a lot of reports about an alleged budget GoPro HERO floating around, and now a video of the device has popped up on YouTube. The device will supposedly hover in the sub-$200 range, making the action cam more accessible to a wider consumer base.
GoPro is still synonymous with the action camera crowd, and for good reason, though there’s been a wave of very good competitors over the past couple of years. A previous report, via PetaPixel, claimed the device would be a pretty straight-forward affair, foregoing some of GoPro’s fancier features to keep the price down.
That means no touch display, no 4K video mode and no Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. What it will have is 1080p30 and 720p60 video, a non-removeable waterproof case, 2.5hours of battery life and a SD slot good for up to 32GB of storage.
The video shows the video quality compared to a device like the Hero 3+ Black Edition, and there’s a noticeable difference. For one, the colors don’t quite pop as much, and the footage looks grainier. If that’s the tradeoff people get for a much more affordable device, then so be it.
Meanwhile, the same video makes mention of a GoPro Hero4, which will supposedly be able to shoot 4K video at 30fps, and 1080p video at 120fps. An official announcement is expected to drop on Oct. 8.