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GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro has again slashed the price of its most affordable action camera, cutting the GoPro HERO4 Session to under $200. Now just half of the price it launched at back in July, the cube-shaped video camera still records up to 1080p60 video or 8-megapixel stills, with a streamlined control system that aims to make filming stunts, parachute jumps, and other madcap adventures more straightforward.

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Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Winter is coming. That cliche might be ominous for some, but for snowboarding fans, it's the reason and season to be jolly. But in this hi-tech age of action cams and live streaming, snowboarding is no longer something you can only watch from the sidelines. But snow and wind are unpredictable as weather and don't always play nice with our best laid plans. With Recon Instruments' new Airwave GoPro Connect app, snowboarders need no longer risk their safety, or their fingers, just to control GoPro HERO camera.

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Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi has just made available one of its products in the US, but no, it's not one of its high profile smartphones. It is, however, an item that's also quite hot in these parts. The Yi action camera is now available for purchase on Amazon for a measly $100, almost a year after the Chinese OEM debuted the budget-friendly device at MWC earlier this year. Despite the price, however, the Yi camera might be just as talented as GoPro's most basic offering, giving action cam fans on a budget something new to chew on.

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Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Remember GoPro’s new Hero4 Session, the action camera that looks strikingly similar to Polaroid’s previously launched “Cube” camera? That camera has earned GoPro a lawsuit, with Polaroid’s maker C&A Marketing lobbing accusations of patent infringement at GoPro. While C&A Marketing holds a U.S design patent for its Cube camera, GoPro doesn't have a U.S. patent for its Session.

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GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

Drones may have not yet littered our skies, but they do already litter product brochures and retail sites. Many of them come with their own camera for fun and profit, but a lot also swear fealty to GoPro's line of action cameras, long considered to be the authority in that field. Now, however, GoPro is trying to spread its wings almost literally by entering into the UAV market itself. Not only has it formally acknowledged the existence of such a project, it is now also teasing how buttery smooth footage taken from its quadcopter will be.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

These days, GoPro has a wide range of action camera models, all at varying price points. Unfortunately, the most budget friendly model, the standard Hero ($130), doesn't include one of the most useful features: WiFi connectivity. In order to get WiFi, users would have step up to the next model, the $300 Hero+LCD. Well, GoPro has now addressed that gap, announcing the new Hero+. Featuring WiFi and priced at $200, it fits nicely between the previous two cameras.

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GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

The GoPro line of action cameras, especially when paired with drones, have yielded a massive library of photos and videos that would have been otherwise impossible to take using commercial equipment. But when paired with a weather balloon, things get even more dramatic. In 2013, a group of five students from Arizona did just that and launched the GoPro into the atmosphere. Sadly, they lost track of the camera during after its reentry. Good thing they recovered it two years later in good condition because the footage it had stored is truly a sight to behold.

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GoPro Odyssey is a 16-camera VR rig priced at $15k

GoPro Odyssey is a 16-camera VR rig priced at $15k

Back in May at Google's I/O conference, GoPro unveiled a 16-camera virtual reality rig intended to work with the new Google Jump platform. Now, the camera-maker has announced the final version, known as Odyssey, which is available for purchase. That is, if you have $15,000 in spare change on hand. And if you're a professional content creator and producer." And GoPro accepts your application.

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Knog Qudos hands-on: lights for GoPro at night

Knog Qudos hands-on: lights for GoPro at night

This week in Berlin we've had the opportunity to have a peek at the Knog Qudos, a set of lights for mobile photography. This light pack is being promoted as a GoPro companion, but is able to attach to a variety of mobile camera units. It's USB rechargeable, waterproof up to 40M, and shines brightly with a whopping 400 lumens of light.

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GoPro adds video Trim + Share to app and cameras

GoPro adds video Trim + Share to app and cameras

GoPro cameras are everywhere today and a lot of the time what you want to share is only a few seconds long. Unless you happen to be by a computer and have the time to cut a clip out of the video, you end up having to share the entire video and point people to a time marker to see what you want to show them.

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SLICK GoPro stabilizer takes the shake out of the action

SLICK GoPro stabilizer takes the shake out of the action

GoPro has revolutionized the action photography market by making action footage, whether live or recorded, not just fashionable but also accessible. But just because you're shaking with excitement and adrenaline doesn't mean your action video has to as well. Save your viewers the headache and the nausea with SLICK, a motorized stabilizer that's dedicated to making your GoPro footage look more, well, pro. With an idea that's so simple you wonder why no one has made it before, SLICK smooths out your videos without requiring any other attachment other than SLICK itself.

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