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GoPro Hero+ LCD adds another touchscreen camera to the lineup

Coming in at $100 less than GoPro's touchscreen Hero4 Silver, the new midrange Hero+ LCD combines some new with the old.


Until last year's GoPro Hero4 Silver , none of the action-cam maker's models had a built-in screen. Now GoPro is offering a second option in the Hero+ LCD.

The Hero+ LCD seems to be a cross in features and design between the older $299 Hero3+ Silver and the newer $129 entry-level Hero and Hero4 Silver . Like the Hero, the new camera is built into its tough waterproof housing -- good to depths of 131 feet (40 meters) -- and has a nonremovable rechargeable battery that GoPro says is good for up to 2 hours of recording time.

However, as with the Hero3+ Silver, movie capture tops out at 1080p at 60 frames per second (though stills get a resolution drop from 10 to 8 megapixels). You'll find other features off the higher-end models such as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Auto Low-light, and HiLight tagging, which lets you quickly mark a section of your video so you can find it more easily when playing or editing the clips.

And there's the touchscreen, too, of course, which gives you easy control over settings, and preview and playback of your shots directly on the camera. GoPro also says you'll be able to use the screen to create short clips right on the camera to quickly transfer and share via the GoPro App.

Full details are up on GoPro's site. The Hero+ LCD is priced at $299.99 and will be available in the US on June 7 with international availability starting July 12. There were no details on price for the UK and Australia, but the price converts to roughly £200 and AU$400.