If you want a high-spec GoPro for your dirt-bike backflips, perilous rock climbs and surfing exploits, you’re already well catered for. But for those of us who lead lives more Poldark than Point Break, those cams are a costly investment. Just want to document your desert strolls and get some FPV footage of your dog? Then consider the new Hero.
At $230 it’s an affordable entry-level GoPro, and while you’ll lose the 4K and super-slow-mo stuff – expect it to top out at 1440p @ 60fps – you still get a 2in touchscreen, waterproofing down to 10m and digital stabilisation. It’s tough as hell too, able to go places your smartphone simply cannot.
The Hero supports QuikStories, the nifty software that automatically edits your footage into a video complete with music and effects. And because this GoPro shares the same form factor as its more premium contemporaries, it’ll work with the same mounts and accessories. Forget the giant duck-shaped pool float: this is your pre-summer impulse buy.
As hot as… untreated sunburn US$230 / gopro.com