Go Pro reveal their new "ON THE CHEAP" Hero line

by steven watts October 04, 2014

Go Pro Finally reveal a cheaper version 

I was just about at that point when I was about to give up on the Go-pro for good. I have the Hero 1, the hero 2 and one of them in-between those two, I forget which one, I know it had a hero in the name somewhere! Don't get me wrong, I love my go pro just as much as the next dude trying to take 400 gig worth of irrelevant footage for that one awesome shot. However it was after the last $300 + purchase that I started to get a bit gun Shy.

It was the Go-pro 3 I think, stoked on my new purchase, I hurriedly unwrapped it. It was about at that point Go-pro  brought out a new version..... Son of a Biatch!! The cry could be heard from  Venice to San Diego. I didnt even have enough time to plug my shiny new selfie taker in before it become last years shitty camera, with half the image quality of the new one and half the battery life.  I blame myself,  I disobeyed my own cardinal rule. when it comes to technology "WAIT" ! wait till they have figured out the bugs, wait till they have sorted out the resolution, and best of all wait till they have figured out a way to make it Cheap!!

Well it seems to be finally here go pro have figured out how to make the same  (ok mostly the same ) hero cameras with the same fun selfie taking ability just for a slightly cheaper price! HOORAY.  Here is the slyde Go-pro breakdown for their new camera's to be released on October 5




The perfect entry-level GoPro.  Price $129.99

Built directly into a rugged, waterproof housing, and featuring high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, HERO delivers the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world—all in a simplified experience that’s easy for everyone.

  • Waterproof to 131’ (40m)
  • 5MP / 5 fps Burst
  • 1080p30 / 720p60 fps


HERO3 White

Immersive life capture.  Price $199.99

The major difference here is the WIFI capability from the HERO. The Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to control the camera remotely plus preview, play back and share photos and videos with the GoPro App.  . A variety of photo modes ensure your best shots yet—choose from 5MP single photos, Time Lapse photos or Burst photos up to 3 frames per second. 

  • 1080p30 / 960p30 fps
  • 5MP / 3 fps Burst
  • Control. View. Share.
  • Waterproof to 131’ (40m)



HERO3+ Silver

High-performance life capture.  Price  $299.99

HERO3+ Silver captures gorgeous, professional-quality 1080p60 video and 10MP photos up to 10 frames per second. Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to use the GoPro App to control the camera remotely, preview and play back shots, and share your favorites on Facebook, YouTube and more.

  • 1080p60 / 960p60 fps
  • 10MP / 10 fps Burst
  • Control. View. Share.
  • Waterproof to 131’ (40m)
steven watts
steven watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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