GoPro has announced the release of the HERO+ LCD camera, which adds a monitor to the entry-level camera for easy shot framing, settings control and access to a new in-camera video trimming feature.


The new GoPro HERO+ LCD camera, showing the new touch-screen monitor. (Source: GoPro.)
Like the entry-level HERO, the HERO+ LCD is contained within a waterproof housing that can withstand depths of up to 40 metres. The new camera includes advanced features like HiLight Tagging and in-camera video trimming.  HiLight Tagging lets users mark key moments while recording and during playback, while in-camera video trimming allows users to create short clips in-camera for easier sharing without a computer.

The HERO+ LCD camera has a fixed f/2.8 wide angle lens and records to microSD cards with a maximum capacity of 64GB.  In a step-up from the regular HERO, the HERO+ LCD camera can record full HD 1080p video at 50/60 fps along with eight megapixel stills. It also includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting it with a GoPro App-enabled smartphone or tablet for easy camera control and shot previewing as well as uploading images and movie clips to sharing websites.

HERO+ LCD will be available for purchase in North America from 7 June with a US   price tag of $300. International release begins on 12 July. For more information, visit