Just Announced: The HERO+ LCD - GoPro Adds a Touch Screen to Its Entry Level Camera

Just Announced: The HERO+ LCD - GoPro Adds a Touch Screen to Its Entry Level Camera

The latest round of GoPro HERO4 cameras have been a big hit. Though one of the surprising outcomes with the recent release was the addition of a touch screen to the Silver edition and lack of screen on the higher-end Black edition. In many reviews and ratings, the ability to see your framing and review images and video from the device gave the Silver edition a leg-up over the Black. GoPro has now taken the overwhelming approval of the touch screen into account and has just announced the new Hero+ LCD.

The new HERO+ LCD is the company's entry-level camera with an LCD screen. The camera will record 1080p 60fps and 8-megapixel photos. Similar to the entry level HERO, the HERO+ LCD is built directly into its waterproof housing. The touch display gives the user the ability see framing, review images and video, have easier control over settings, and have access to the new in-camera video trimming feature. The new camera will be available for purchase on June 7 at authorized U.S. dealers and July 12 internationally.

HERO+ LCD - $299.99 MSRP

  • Professional-quality 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture
  • Touch display for convenient camera control, shot framing, and in-camera playback
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • HiLight Tagging lets you mark key moments while recording or during playback for quick editing
  • In-camera video trimming allows you to create short clips for easy content sharing without a computer
  • Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button with QuikCapture setting
  • Long-lasting battery delivers approximately two hours of recording time
  • Integrated housing design for simplicity and ease of use
  • Supports microSD cards (at least Class 10 or UHS-I) up to 64GB

With the addition of the LCD to the entry-level HERO, will this camera be your new go-to? Can this new entry-level GoPro replace the Silver and Black for the majority of action camera situations?

[via GoPro]

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I don't know how to feel about this gopro. The HERO3+ Silver is the same price but the HERO3 has medium and narrow FOV, better low light, up to 120 FPS at 720, better still pictures, and a larger replaceable battery. Where the only thing the HERO+ LCD has besides the LCD is 720 super view, bluetooth, and auto lowlight.