SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — GoPro launched its HERO3+ line of cameras that are 20 percent smaller and lighter this week. Battery life is 30 percent better than previous models, the company says. Other improvements include a sharper lens and new video capture modes. GoPro also unveiled new mounting accessories.
The new Hero3+ black edition has a new housing that makes the overall package 20 percent smaller and lighter. Battery life was extended, and transfer and playback of photos and video via WiFi is four times faster. SuperView, a new video mode, provides a wider angle and Auto Low Light mode adjusts frame rate for varying light conditions. The camera also has a better lens for shaper video and image quality. It will retail for $399.99.
Meanwhile, it’s new Hero3+ silver edition has a faster image processor, a new housing that’s 15 percent smaller and lighter, and features faster transfer of photos and videos—up to four times faster, GoPro claims. The camera enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video. It has a suggested retail of $299.99.
New mounts for both cameras include the Jaws: Flex Clamp, Junior Chesty (chest harness) for kids ages 3 and older, and the Headstrap + QuickClip that allows mounting on baseball hats, belts and other objects.
GoPro also unveiled new updates to its editing software, Studio 2.0, making it easier for users to edit and share videos with pre-made, customizable templates.
More information: gopro.com.