GoPro Hero is the ultimate budget action camera introduced by GoPro Hero along with GoPro Hero 4 Silver & Black. This is their final answer to budget cameras by Contour and Sony action cameras. A Perfect opportunity for those who want to get into the GoPro Hero line of cameras but they either don’t have or want to spend $350-$500 for their top of the line action camera.
Anyone who is looking to buy an action camera must’ve heard about GoPro Hero. The GoPro Hero Hero being a budget camera has quite a lot of different features than the other cameras, but noticeable difference is the fixed waterproof housing and non-removable battery. Let’s take a look at the features and specs of the GoPro Hero which is also being called as the GoPro Hero 2014.
GoPro has been dominating the high-end action camera industry while other manufacturers did the opposite and introduced budget friendly action cameras to sweep the market share away from GoPro.
One could easily compare it to other GoPro Models like the Hero 4 Black or Silver or even the GoPro Hero 3 White Edition which costs $200. But the truth is that it is meant to be a low-end action camera that offers great video quality with a wide variety of mounts for just $130.
GoPro Hero is an All-in-One Designed action camera. Upon close inspection, one can see some variation in the design e.g. this particular camera comes with fixed housing which means you cannot take it out of the shell; the back is removable where the SD card can be inserted, but the battery is also fixed and non-removable. It is remarkably durable and waterproof and can go up to 131 feet underwater which is simply amazing.
There is a lot that can be said about the GoPro but they’ve stuck to the core of what they are about, and that is the video quality they offer. The Hero can capture video at 1080p and 720p wherein 720p you can record at 60 fps, giving you the smooth shots for slow motion.
It is lightweight under 4 ounces, rugged, waterproof and has excellent features like QuickCapture convenience, Immersive Video, Auto Low Light Mode, Wide-angle Lens and an excellent built-in microphone which most users objection about in other action cameras.
GoPro Hero is an HD Camera that records video at 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 60fps. It takes photos at 5 Megapixels with multiple capturing modes.
It has user-friendly modes like QuikCapture, SuperView, and Auto Low Light; it’s easier than ever to get the shot and achieve professional-quality results every time. The camera is directly built into the waterproof housing that can go up to 131 feet or 40 meters deep.
GoPro is the most reputable action camera company and used by professional videographers and sports enthusiasts around the world. The GoPro Hero is hands down the best choice in the Under $150 category as not only you get a waterproof camera that can go very deep but also allows you to enter into the GoPro Ecosystem from where you can upgrade if need be. In short, it is a clear winner and the most sensible choice.