There HERO+ LCD features 1080/60p and 720/60p capture with 8MP photos. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which is a nice step up from the $130 entry-level GoPro HERO that was announced alongside the HERO4 models. The HERO+ LCD also allows you to trim and share video directly from your camera.
The HERO+ LCD has moved the USB port and MicroSD card slot to the back of the camera as well. Notably, there is no HDMI output. So, if you are looking for a way to capture footage to something like the Atomos Ninja Star, then you’ll need to stick with the HERO4 Silver.
All of the video modes only offer the Ultra Wide field of view. Like the entry-level GoPro HERO model, the HERO+ LCD has a built-in battery and integrated housing. With these and the other noted limitations, the HERO+ LCD has a clear aim at the consumer video audience; however, it comes in a much more user-friendly package than the existing GoPro HERO model.
The HERO+ LCD includes the following in the box:
- HERO+ LCD Camera with Built-In Touch Display and Integrated Housing
- Built-In Battery
- Skeleton Backdoor
- Touch Backdoor
- Curved Adhesive Mount
- Flat Adhesive Mount
- Mounting Buckle
- Micro USB Cable
For someone who doesn’t care to know the ins and outs of a detailed action-cam workflow, the GoPro HERO+ LCD checks all the right boxes. It retails for $299, which is $100 less than the HERO4 Silver and $200 less than the HERO4 Black.
The GoPro HERO+ LCD ships June 7. Check it out here at B&H Photo.