Yesterday GoPro announced a global release of a new camera aimed at the casual user – at half the price of their flagship product, the GoPro 6. The new camera is simply known as Hero – that’s right, no number.
I am the target audience for the Hero. I have been using its predecessor since 2014 but found it was lacking the features I needed to use it more than a few times a year – it is easier to pull out a smartphone which has a viewfinder and sharing options. Buying the $600 GoPro 6 was not viable as I don’t use it enough.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to get the Hero. At just $299, it is a much cheaper alternative for the rest of us casual users. It also packs all the key features of the GoPro 6 – a 2inch viewfinder, Wifi capability, time-lapse photography, full HD video and 10mp photos as well as voice activation commands so you can say ‘GoPro take a photo’ when you don’t have your hands free.
It also comes with Quick Stories – the camera sends your footage to your smartphone via the Quik app and then even edits the highlights into a short video which you can share instantly. So pack this little camera on your next weekend away, day out to the beach, or girls trip and you will have automatic shareable stories without spending hours in the editing room.
So what’s missing from the Hero compared to the GoPro 6? It doesn’t have 4k video, and comes with less range of time lapse options and a different processor – not features the casual user will miss. On the plus side, it is compatible with all the existing GoPro mounts and accessories so no need to rekit.
GoPro is sending a message that it can cater to users of all levels – it is time for the rest of us to join the GoPro movement.
Fabio is back! After sailing through the Carribean and leaving a trail of wenches in his wake, Fabio felt it was time to get back to work. And so we find him return to our house to determine if it’s inhabitants have been naughty or nice. He made the most of his journey – this… Continue reading Fabio the Elf – Year 2
The Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman movie has given us a superhero that is refreshingly compassionate and has a certain innocence to counterbalance her superhuman strength and fighting skills. What struck me the most about the 2017 self-titled blockbuster is that it’s fight scenes ar so delightfully stunning – from the opening scene on ‘Paradise… Continue reading Fight like a girl: why the Wonder Woman movie is so badass
Wizardfest is coming to Australia and we now all have a reason (do we need one?) to pull out the ol’ dress robes and costumes to party with fellow fans and muggles. The May event is being held in Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide with other major cities to follow later on this year. With Butterbeer,… Continue reading A call out to wizards and witches – Wizardfest is here.
I must confess that I have never seen an episode of Pokémon. But when I saw my social feeds cluttered with news that the Pokémon Go app had launched in Australia, and had friends ask me if I wanted to go hunting, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Here is why I got caught up in all… Continue reading Why I am not too old to play Pokémon Go
Patonga Caravan Park is nestled along Ettalong beach and Patonga Creek – just 5min from Umina and 90mins from Sydney. It has clean and modern amenities, and the front office comes complete with a kiosk that serves snacks, milk, bread, bait for fishing and refreshments. As a newbie when it comes to camping, it could not have been… Continue reading Tales from an adult camper
Dear Joanne Rowling, Thank you for writing Harry Potter. I know you have probably heard this a million times since that legendary first book was published back in 1997, and truth be told I didn’t start reading the books until a few years later, but your books brought back my love of reading as an adult.… Continue reading A thank you letter to JK Rowling
Uluru is more than a rock in the red centre of Australia. It is the country’s spiritual heart. Believed to be more than 700 million years old, it holds a powerful presence, that has to be seen to be believed – it was not until I jumped off the tour bus to bask in its giant… Continue reading Why Uluru is the heart of Australia
They are the family at the centre of more Entertainment news than the Royal family. In fact, they are the Royals of Hollywood – or to be specific, Calabasas, California. And they built their empire through a series of business savvy, strategic business decisions and controlled news streams. But how exactly did they do it and do they deserve more credit for their empire? Here are 4 reasons why the Calabasas family is media smart….