You now have the ability to use a GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver camera as your Periscope broadcast camera thanks to an update released today for the Periscope app on iOS (while you’re at it follow Photography Bay on Periscope).
This new feature opens up a whole new world of live broadcasting possibilities. While your phone still has to be connected to your GoPro camera via the app, you can tuck it away from the elements and capture so much more with a GoPro camera. [Read more…]
It seems that GoPro just can’t catch a break lately. After whiffing on the launch of the HERO4 Session, GoPro was subsequently sued by Polaroid because the Session rips off the Polaroid Cube‘s design. Then, GoPro had to drop the HERO4 Session price down to half the original retail price in order to move a few units during the holidays. Of course, holiday 2015 sales turned out woefully inadequate and GoPro is now restructuring and laying off employees. Of course, GoPro’s stock is in freefall and now shareholders are filing class action suits against GoPro because they think GoPro has been too optimistic about future sales.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, GoPro was sued by Contour, the bastard of the action camera industry, for patent infringement. [Read more…]
GoPro announced today that its sales for the fourth quarter of 2015 were lower than expected even with an overall $435 million in revenue. GoPro noted that the lower revenue also reflects a $21 million reduction in price protection related charges due to dropping the HERO4 Session down to $199. [Read more…]
B&H has deals on the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver models, as well as the HERO3+ Silver, right now.
You can also pick up spare GoPro batteries on sale for $13.25 right now.
Check out more great deals on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals page.
C&A Marketing, which licenses Polaroid’s brand name, is suing GoPro for patent infringement of its Polaroid Cube line of action cameras. C&A claims that the GoPro HERO4 Session is a ripoff of the Cube, which was introduced to the market several months before the HERO4 Session.
If you were familiar with the Polaroid Cube prior to the HERO4 Session launch, you couldn’t help but notice the striking similarity of the two.
I said as much in my coverage of the HERO4 Session announcement coverage: [Read more…]