If you’re looking at buying a GoPro camera going into the holiday seasons, it looks like you’re going to have plenty of options to choose from. Today, GoPro is announcing their entry-level Hero+ camera, which checks in at $200, but brings with it added Wifi and 1080p footage capture at 60 fps.
The camera is similar in many ways to the (as you might expect) to the GoPro Hero+ LCD that was debuted a few months ago. The LCD brings a retail price of $300, but the addition of Wifi and Bluetooth to the Hero+ means that you can use the app to set up and control the camera, which makes the LCD less of a necessity.
Beyond that, it does all the GoPro stuff you expect a GoPro camera to do. It shoots 8-megapixel photos, produces time lapse videos with intervals from .5 to 60 seconds, and shoots five image bursts over the course of a second.
The camera is built directly into the waterproof housing, which is a bit different than the higher-end GoPro cameras, but it’s waterproof to 131 feet.
It will be up for sale in early October with the previously-mentioned price of $200. And while those upgrades may not sound all that ground-breaking, the wireless actually fundamentally changes the way the camera can be used, so that’s a pretty big deal.
In other GoPro news, they’re dropping the price of the cube-shaped Hero Session down to $300 from $400, which is just fine by me.