There had been a lot of budget alternatives to the GoPro cameras in recent years. There are the Yi action cams, the SJCAMS, and even Cherry Mobile’s own Explorer series.
But in an attempt to lure every price segment in the market — and to also save their company from drowning — GoPro has released their own entry-level camera. This is the new GoPro Hero 2018.
The new budget-friendly GoPro aims to bring several benefits of owning a GoPro camera, but with some major compromises to accommodate the cheaper price tag.
Unlike the GoPro Hero 6, this new device cant shoot in 4K resolution. It’s capped at 1440p and 1080p. The new camera is also stuck in 60fps, which means you can’t have those 120fps and 240fps slow-motion recording capabilities.
But on the upside, it can do pretty much anything that a standard, more-expensive GoPro can. The new hero 2018 is waterproof and can withstand being submerged by up to 30 feet of water. It also has voice control and video stabilization.
The GoPro Hero 2018 also works with the GoPro app for easy file transfer and sharing online. And lastly, it is compatible with almost all of GoPro’s existing accessories.
With its USD199 (~Php10,400) price tag, it is half the price of their current flagship — the Hero 6 which costs USD399 (~Php20,800). Availability and pricing in the Philippines are yet to be announced.