If PetaPixel's intel is to be believed—and they've been extremely reliable in the past—the simply-named HERO will give up some of the fancier features of its bigger brothers. No touch display, no 4K video mode, no Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.
What it will have is high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, a one-touch QuikCapture button to power-on and start recording with a single press, 5-frame-per-second burst photo mode at 5MP, and a 0.5 second time lapse.
The 3.9 oz model comes in an integrated, non-removable rugged waterproof case safe to 131 feet, automatic low-light mode, 2.5 hours of battery life, a built-in microphone, and an SD slot for up to 32GB of removable storage.
We still don't know what pricing will be like, but if PetaPixel's info is legit, the affordable HERO should offer some great basic capabilities without the bells and whistles that could push the upcoming Hero4's pricing beyond reach for some customers. We'll find out for certain on October 8th, when PetaPixel says the new line will officially be announced. [PetaPixel]
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