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GoPro Unveils its New Action Cam Lineup

by Jacob Kleinman | September 29, 2014September 29, 2014 6:15 pm PST

Last week a new budget-minded GoPro camera leaked out, and today the company has officially launched its new family of devices. GoPro unveiled three new devices in total ranging from entry-level to high-end depending on how much you want to spend.

At the low end GoPro is offering the HERO, which costs just $129. It can record full HD video at 30 frames per second (fps) or regular HD at 60 fps, which should be fine for entry-level filmmakers. The HERO also offers the same rugged and waterproof design we’ve come to expect from Go Pro.

Next up is the HERO4 Silver, which offers a high-quality camera and GoPro’s first ever built-in touch display for $399. It can shoot 2.7K footage at 30 fps, full HD at 60 fps or regular HD at 120 fps, and features a 12-megapixel camera for taking “magazine cover-quality” photos. The HERO4 Silver also offers faster Wi-Fi, better battery life and improved performance overall compared to older models.

Finally there’s the HERO4 Black, which packs in the best hardware starting at $499. Using this camera you can shoot in 4K video at 30fps. It also offers the same 12-megapixel camera found on the Silver model and some updated software.

Both HERO4 models will be available starting early next month on Oct. 5, when the company will also start selling a new Smart Remote, a new handgrip for hand-held shooting and a few new accessories focused on improving battery life. The entry-level HERO doesn’t have a specific launch date and GoPro simply lists the camera as “coming soon.”


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...