New GoPro HERO £99 Pre-order @ Jessops
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New GoPro HERO £99 Pre-order @ Jessops

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Found 29th Sep 2014
Just had an email come through for the new GoPro Hero from Jessops. Seems like a reasonable price for a known brand, UK sold, product! Yes - I know you can get an SJ4000 for half this price but some people prefer buying from the UK for services etc.

Features include high quality 1080p30 & 720p60 video, 5MP photos up to 5fps, waterproof to 40m.

Not particularly a deal but one of the first places to be offering this product I think?

Also available the two new GoPro Hero 4 products for pre-order

Full name is

GoPro HERO Action Cam

- rodman

240 Comments

Great, thanks

That looks pretty good, didn't realise they were going to make something to compete with the Chinese brands.. hope it does well!

Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a reasonable price.

I was going to purchase the upcoming Polaroid Cube, but I'll be going with this now!

It wouldn't make a good in car recorder as it doesn't loop.

Also, I'd suggest looking at some footage of the hero 3 white edition first as it is terrible and this is lower spec than that. For £100 there are far better options, Sony HDR AS-15 or 30 for example

Sambat

Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a … Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a reasonable price.


Shame the official suction cup is £35 - most GoPro branded accessories are a tad overpriced, to say the least, but bear in mind that, where there are cheap knock-off Chinese 'action camcorders', there are also cheap, unbranded accessories - and the difference in quality is really negligible when it comes to the accessories. For 99p I got a tripod mount adapter (standard 1/4" screw) so that I could use it with my pre-existing camera accessories and I mostly use it with a gorillapod that cost me about £5. You can get suction mounts that cheap too - in fact there's a £17 accessory kit on a certain auction website that contains the following -
Telescoping Handheld Monopod (I believe the kids call this a 'selfie stick), head strap, chest strap, wrist strap, handlebar/seatpost holder and a suction cup!

Sambat

Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a … Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a reasonable price.



You can buy them on ebay for a few quid.

hi dont know much about gopro .can you tell me how we can compare this one to the hero 3 white for 159? Please thanks

just to add .I need a waterproof proof camera for photos and videos

almasurfing

hi dont know much about gopro .can you tell me how we can compare this … hi dont know much about gopro .can you tell me how we can compare this one to the hero 3 white for 159? Please thanks



go to gopro website for example

Can this use an external microphone?

So this is basically the SJ4000 replacement but with a GoPro tag on it. Nice.
Ideal for the people that want a 'branded' product. You are paying £50 extra for the GoPro badge.
Edited by: "InAFalsetto" 29th Sep 2014

InAFalsetto

So this is basically the SJ4000 replacement but with a GoPro tag on it. … So this is basically the SJ4000 replacement but with a GoPro tag on it. Nice.Ideal for the people that want a 'branded' product. You are paying £50 extra for the GoPro badge.



Plus piece of mind, warrenty, reliability etc.

There's more to it than just a badge.

Don't get me wrong, I'd get a couple of SJ4000's, but if I were giving something like that as a gift I would pick this hands down.

ridgers84

It wouldn't make a good in car recorder as it doesn't loop. Also, I'd … It wouldn't make a good in car recorder as it doesn't loop. Also, I'd suggest looking at some footage of the hero 3 white edition first as it is terrible and this is lower spec than that. For £100 there are far better options, Sony HDR AS-15 or 30 for example

I have the White edition, and would not describe the quality as "terrible",unless you are comparing with broadcast quality? Depends what you want it for.

excellent, for POV with the wife

Worth pointing out that the Gopro Hero will not have a user replaceable battery.

Gonna put this on a jetski then jump out a plane on said jetski. Oh wait no i wont i sit behind a desk. Grow up.

Sambat

Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a … Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a reasonable price.

Wow is it gold plated lol what are the go pros used for in general

otterboxer

Gonna put this on a jetski then jump out a plane on said jetski. Oh wait … Gonna put this on a jetski then jump out a plane on said jetski. Oh wait no i wont i sit behind a desk. Grow up.

please explain, I have a desk job during the week, but enjoy road and mountain biking along with other sports that make use of this fun? Perhaps I Missed someone else's comment.
Edited by: "acarden" 29th Sep 2014

And for anyone that bought shares in Gopro this will be free, I'm up 500 quid in 3 weeks.

red23

excellent, for POV with the wife

I suppose you got your helmet attachment off ebay too.

I got a SJ4000. The battery life last 20minutes more than my Hero 3 black edition. Remember this model has no Wi-Fi.

Thought Jessops went bust, glad to see they didn't

Sambat

Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a … Shame the suction cup is £35, would make a good in car recorder for a reasonable price.



Only a sucker would pay that sort of money.

Why is this so cheap? I have a GoPro2 which i paid around £300 for 2+ years ago and i've been looking at upgrading for a while. Just cant understand the price difference as the GoPro3 is still bringing £200??

The new go pro and the go pro 4 look almost identical to me, okay the 4 can do 1080 at 60fps and its touch screen but that seems to be it no?
Edited by: "drkdeath5000" 29th Sep 2014

very poor specs how is going hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

acarden

please explain, I have a desk job during the week, but enjoy road and … please explain, I have a desk job during the week, but enjoy road and mountain biking along with other sports that make use of this fun? Perhaps I Missed someone else's comment.



I also sit behind a desk during the week, but ocean kayak, mountain bike and surf - all of which I use my GoPro Hereo 3 for, so what's the issue?!

For any one giving this deal 'cold' and saying the specs are poor. You are correct, but GoPro have specifically made this to eliminate people from buying the SJ4000 which has obviously effected GoPro somewhat. Not everyone can afford £300+ nor require the specs those models offer.

I purchased my SJ4000 for a occasional use amongst other cameras that I own so couldn't justify spending so much on the GoPro's. But if I could reverse time I may have just opted for this GoPro version due to the popular brand name.

red23

excellent, for POV with the wife



It happens so rarely i need to record it

why would anyone video their car journey? I'm not being a douche...I just don't understand.

I have the SJ4000 and used it for a Tough Mudder race. Battery lasted 1:35hrs. This GoPro is meant to have 2:30hr battery life. Tempted!

jackcuzzy

I have the SJ4000 and used it for a Tough Mudder race. Battery lasted … I have the SJ4000 and used it for a Tough Mudder race. Battery lasted 1:35hrs. This GoPro is meant to have 2:30hr battery life. Tempted!


Are you sure?

wildheart3003

Are you sure?

I meant the battery life last 2h30min.

According to a news article I read about it.

crap_I_dont_really_need

why would anyone video their car journey? I'm not being a douche...I just … why would anyone video their car journey? I'm not being a douche...I just don't understand.



It's a good safety net for any accidents you may be involved in. For example: youtube.com/wat…j4Y

crap_I_dont_really_need

why would anyone video their car journey? I'm not being a douche...I just … why would anyone video their car journey? I'm not being a douche...I just don't understand.



Car insurance scams doubled in 2013. This is the type of thing where a ne'er do well will suddenly brake in front of you or swerve in to your lane, making a crash unavoidable. They will also have witnesses (their mates in another car) who will corroborate their made-up version of events. They get cash from your insurance company for their whiplash and your premiums go up.

Dashcams are becoming more popular to combat these fraudsters. People don't just film their car journey and then watch it back at home with a glass of wine!

Gone through yet? ..this is the newly released go pro 4 , released today.

would love jessops to honour this.

Prefer my ion air pro camera

Prefer my ion air pro camera

MR GUS

Gone through yet? ..this is the newly released go pro 4 , released … Gone through yet? ..this is the newly released go pro 4 , released today.would love jessops to honour this.



You're aware that this is the RRP for the new GoPro Hero? The low cost model. The Hero 4s are significantly more.
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