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):
- 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.