Action Cameras

Object of Desire: GoPro Hero+LCD

September 2, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Anyone who has waded their way through GoPro’s menu—dutifully hammering away at the round buttons and squinting into the tiny front-facing OLED screen—has probably reached for some of the English language’s more colorful phrases as they blow past the setting they wanted. The Hero+LCD aims to change that by delivering a built-in touchscreen display on the back of the camera. The Hero+LCD has the same boxy dimensions of the higher-end Hero4 Black, but won’t record in 4K or shoot 12-megapixel stills. Instead, with the Hero+LCD you’ll get 1920x1080p60 video recording and 8-megapixel stills, in addition to continuous shooting at 5 fps for 10 frames. Despite the lower-resolution recording, the Hero+LCD isn’t entirely bereft of higher-end features. It will offer HiLight Tagging to mark moments on the fly for easier identification when you’re editing. A new video trimming feature lets you create short clips in-camera to share using the built-in Wi-Fi. There’s also a time-lapse mode, loop recording and a SuperView mode that records in a 4:3 aspect ratio to capture parts of a scene that would otherwise be lost in a 16:9 framing and then dynamically stretches that content into a widescreen frame. The Hero+LCD ships with a waterproof case capable protecting the camera to a depth of 131 feet underwater.

Price: $300


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