The GoPro HERO makes it easy to capture and share your world. Featuring high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, the HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. User-friendly modes include QuikCapture, which lets you power on the camera and start recording with the press of a single button, and Burst Photo, which captures fast-action sequences at up to 5 frames per second.
Wearable, gear-mountable and integrated into a rugged housing that’s waterproof to 40m, HERO helps you capture photos and videos that make you look like just that: a HERO.
A variety of photo capture options gives you the power to document your passions any way you want. Shoot 5MP still photos to share with friends on Facebook, Instagram and more. Time Lapse mode automatically captures a photo every half-second. It’s great for gear-mounted shots when the shutter button is out of reach, or capturing a series of photos so you can pick the best ones. Burst mode shoots up to 5 photos in one second—perfect for fast-action sequences.
The HERO camera is built directly into a rugged housing1 that’s waterproof to 40m. It’s designed to withstand dirt, sand, water and nearly anything else you can throw at it. So whether you’re getting after surf, snow or singletrack—or just splashing in the pool with your friends—you can take it with you without a worry.
Weighing just 111 grams, HERO is super small, ultra portable and perfect for low-profile mounting. Its compact design means you can comfortably wear it or mount it to your gear as you capture your favorite activities, or slip it in your pocket or bag to take anywhere.
Be ready to capture the moment at a moment’s notice with new QuikCapture mode. It turns your GoPro into a one-button camera, allowing you to power on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button. Press once to record video, press and hold for two seconds to capture Time Lapse photos. Never worry again about missing an epic shot.
HERO features SuperView, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure.
HERO’s ultra wide-angle glass lens enables the extra immersive perspective GoPro is famous for. It’s great close-range selfies and gear-mounted shots—delivering a unique perspective and engaging footage of you and your world.
Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.
Capture audio of all your adventures—from hoots and hi5s to roaring crowds and crashing waves. The included Skeleton Backdoor enables enhanced audio during low-speed activities in dry, dirt-free environments.
Download free GoPro Studio software, and do more with your GoPro footage than ever before. Easily import your content, and create engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.
Frames per Second (fps) NTSC/PAL
Field of View (FOV)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
Video Format H.264 codec, .mp4 file
Advanced Video Capture Settings Spot Meter Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming the outdoors from within a car). SuperView™ SuperView video mode captures the world's most immersive wide-angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, and it provides full widescreen playback. QuikCapture With the press of a button, the camera automatically turns on and begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos.
Photo Mode Photo Resolution 5MP, Wide FOV, 2592 x 1944 screen resolution Burst Photo Capture 10 photos in 2 seconds (5 fps). 10 photos/2 seconds (5 fps) Time Lapse Automatically capture a series of photos at 0.5-second intervals.
Advanced Photo Capture Settings Spot Meter Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming the outdoors from within a car). QuikCapture With the press of a button, the camera automatically turns on and begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos.
Image Quality + Optics
Ultra sharp image quality with glass lens
Fixed f/2.8 aperture
Ultra wide-angle field of view
Battery + Charging
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated at 1180mAH, 3.8V, 4484mWh
Integrated with camera
Battery Life The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.1
720p SuperView 60fps
1 Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
Format: 48kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
AGC (automatic gain control)
Internal mic: Mono
External mic: Not supported
Ports Mini USB
Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
Photo + Video Playback TV: If the TV supports USB playback, insert the SD card into a card reader and connect the reader to the TV using a USB adapter (sold separately). Note: Some TVs do not support the USB playback option for all files. Computer Connect via mini USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from the microSD card to your computer. Minimum system requirements for best playback on Mac® and Windows® computers
Mac OS® X 10.8 and later / Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x
Intel® Core 2 Duo™ or Intel® Dual Core™
Mac: 2GB RAM (4GB recommended) / Windows: 4GB
Mac: Graphics card included with Intel® Dual Core Macs or better / Windows®: Graphics card that supports OpenGL1.2 or later
5400 RPM internal hard drive (7200 RPM drive or SSD recommended)
HERO Digital Camera w/ Waterproof Housing + Battery