31 Mar '18, 4am
USD199 GoPro HERO is the action camera for the rest of us
GoPro has added a new action camera to its portfolio-the GoPro HERO . Yes, just HERO. Not HERO5, HERO6 , HERO7. No Session, no Black. Just HERO. And it’s cheap, debuting at an accessible price of MYR949/USD199. The new HERO looks just like the HERO5 and HERO6. The key differences lie underneath. It doesn’t shoot 4K or super slow-mo, maxing out at 1440p @ 60fps. Still, this should be adequate for the intended audience, likely to share captures to social media and YouTube. In terms of stills, it shoots a commendable 10MP (the HERO6 shoots 12MP) and it has several more tapered down shoot modes: 10fps burst and time lapse of 0.5s intervals. On the plus side, it retains the 2-inch touchscreen, comes with voice control built-in, digital video stabilisation and the durable body is waterproof up to 10m. Being essentially the same form factor as the rest of the HERO pack, there’s f...