GoPro Hero+ LCD is an entry-level action cam with a touchscreen

GoPro last night announced the Hero+ LCD, a new entry level action camera featuring one key addition: a touchscreen. With the exception of the Hero4 Silver, GoPro has typically omitted displays from its line-up. As such, users have had to rely on another device to frame up and review their shots.

"Hero+ LCD illustrates that even as we push the limits of life capture with bleeding-edge devices like the Hero4 Black, we're also focused on delivering accessible high-quality capture solutions to anyone wanting to GoPro," said GoPro CEO Nick Woodman.

In addition to the touchscreen, the Hero+ LCD's internal camera has received an upgrade over the original Hero. The Hero+ is able to record full high definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and take 8MP stills. For comparison, the original Hero is only able to record 1080p video at 30 frames per second, and shoot 5MP stills.

As with the Hero, the Hero+ LCD is built directly into its non-removable rugged housing. The Hero+ LCD waterproof up to 40m. 

The GoPro Hero+ LCD will be available in Australia from July 12 and will retail for AUD$429.95.

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