GoPro announces HERO+ LCD, a mid-tier action cam with built-in touchscreen LCD

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM EDT


GoPro has announced its latest camera, the HERO+ LCD, an entry-level action cam that offers a solid feature set at an affordable price point.

The HERO+ LCD’s flagship feature is, as the name suggests, a touchscreen LCD screen for utilizing GoPro’s HiLight feature, which lets you mark certain points of a video for better recognition in post. You can also trim video in-camera using the screen. 

The HERO+ LCD shoots 1080p video at 60fps and 8MP stills. All of this is captured through the camera’s fixed f/2.8 wide angle lens. Shooting modes are similar to GoPro’s other offerings, including burst and time-lapse modes.

Storage is done on MicroSD cards up to 64GB in size. Connectivity includes WiFi and Bluetooth for connecting to your smartphone and other GoPro devices.

Following in line with its predecessor, the HERO+ LCD is built into a waterproof housing, which protects it from drops, bumps, dust and water down to 131 feet (40 meters).

The HERO+ LCD is set to go on sale June 7th, 2015 for $300.