GoPro HERO Review
GoPro HERO Review

Today, we will be taking a look at the GoPro HERO. This is an entry level GoPro model which was released in 2014 with other brand new Hero 4 models. Let’s see what can this camera deliver for that low price.

HERO will make it easy to capture and share your adventures with it’s high-quality video capabilities. HERO can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second and in 720p at 60 frames per second. Including the user-friendly modes, such as; QuickCapture which lets you power on the camera and start recording with the press of a single button, and Burst Photo mode, which can capture up to 10 pictures in just 2 seconds. HERO comes integrated into a rugged housing which is waterproof up to 40 meters. All of these features packaged into a great price range made it one of the best selling GoPro cameras in the world.

HERO is lightweight and super small which makes it ultra portable and excellent for low-profile mounting. It won’t interfere with your adventures and when you are done, you can simply put it into your pocket.

GoPro HERO sample footage (watch it in 1080p):

Technical Specifications:

  • Weight: 111g (3.9oz)
  • 1080p at 25/30 FPS, Ultra Wide Angle
  • 720p SuperView at 50/60 FPS, Ultra Wide Angle
  • 720p at 50/60 FPS, Ultra Wide Angle
  • Video format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file
  • Photo Resolution: 5MP, Wide FOV, 2592×1944 resolution
  • Burst Mode: Capture 10 photos in 2 seconds (5 fps)
  • Time Lapse: Automatically capture a series of photos at 0.5-second intervals
  • Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space
  • QuikCapture: With the press of a button, the camera automatically turns on and begins recording
  • Ultra-wide angle glass lens with reduced distortion
  • Fixed f/2.8 aperture
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion 1180mAH, 3.8V battery
  • Audio format: 48kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
  • Internal mic: Mono / External mic: Not supported
  • Ports: Charging, Mini USB and microSD
  • Up to 32GB microSD Class 10 or UHS-1 rating card supported

The battery can hold up to 2 hours and 45 minutes while recording in 1080p at 30 frames per second and up to 2 hours and 45 minutes while recording in 720p at 60 frames per second.

What is in the box:

  • GoPro HERO Camera + Housing
  • Integrated battery
  • Skeleton Backdoor
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • USB Cable


With great video and image capabilities, GoPro HERO is an excellent addition for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on an action camera. HERO is an awesome little cheap camera and it does exactly what it’s made for. It is an entry-lever GoPro camera which provides GoPro quality video and images and compatibility with all of the GoPro mounts.