GoPro presented the first inexpensive camera on offer – HERO will cost $ 200, and its capabilities are not small.
When it comes to thinking about which sports camera to buy, the choice is very often on GoPro. When choosing, we often use the brand, although the cameras of this manufacturer are often expensive. Now this will change, because GoPro presented a new budget camera HERO, which costs only $ 200 . It is therefore one of the cheapest new equipment of the manufacturer.
Sports camera without 4K
We can start the description of the camera from the fact that we will not find 4K in the new HERO. At this price there are many cameras on the market that have this resolution. Unfortunately, GoPro does not want to create competition for its more expensive models, therefore in this model we have to settle for Full HD quality at 60 fps and a bit higher – 1440p – here also the speed of recordings is 60 fps. Pictures will be taken in 10 Mpix resolution. Missing 4K is currently a big drawback. Many users, however, praise GoPro for better image quality than in cheaper cameras at the same resolution. In addition, these devices are characterized by a specific color scheme, which many appreciate. Saturation and the overall color level just look good.
Touch screen and voice support
Fortunately, despite the low price, there were several interesting features. Firstly, the manufacturer took care of a 2-inch color screen. No possibility of previewing the image directly on the camera is a real problem today. The screen allows touch operation, which will further facilitate the work, because the touch on the screen is much more convenient than navigating through the menu with the buttons on the housing.However, camera operation can be even simpler – all thanks to the voice control function. Thanks to it, we can give the camera commands. This is definitely one of the most interesting features. When mounting the camera on a helmet, or in a place where we do not have easy access to it, turning on the recording can be really problematic. The ability to start and stop recording via a voice command seems like a great solution.
Image stabilization and water resistance
Of course, we can buy a special housing for the camera, which can be used during the dive. However, even without it, the manufacturer declares the waterproofness GoPro Hero to a depth of 10 meters . There was also a stabilization matrix – probably only electronic, but it's good that it is. Lack of stabilization makes dynamic shots too shaky. Sports camera GoPro HERO is therefore a simple but quite a good model. We get a minimal set of functions that most amateurs should be enough. In my opinion, for many people, the ability to control voice will be more important than 4K resolution. GoPro HERO can be found in stores . In our market, the device has been valued at PLN 1000 (but can be bought cheaper ).