GoPro Hero4 announced: Black Edition supports 4K@30fps and 1080p@120fps

GoPro Hero4

The new line up of GoPro cameras have arrived. The Hero4 serious includes 2 direct editions with different accessory combinations available for each device. Keeping with the previous naming schemes, we have both a Black and a Silver edition camera. Let’s jump in at take a look at the Silver edition first and then move onto the Black edition.

The HERO4 Silver Edition

GoPro hero4 silver edition

The Hero4 Silver Edition features up to 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps. It includes a 12MP sensor. It includes Ultra Wide, Medium and Narrow FOV modes. It does inlcude 4K support, but only at a maximum of 15fps. Other features include both 720p and 1080p Superview, built in WiFi and Bluetooth, Auto Low Light, Protune, and H.264 bitrate up to 45Mb/s. The Silver Edition also includes a touch screen LCD display. Rather than be an accessory, GoPro include it as standard. It can act as a viewvinder when taking photos or videos, and of course playing back previous photos or videos. The Hero4 Silver edition will have a price tag of €379.99.

The HERO4 Black Edition

GoPro Hero4

The Black Edition doesn’t include the touch screen display, but does included 4K@30fps and 1080p@120fps. It will also do 2.7K@50fps making it the most advance GoPro released to date. The camera also includes Superview support throughout all modes with 4K running at 24fps with an Ultra Wide FOV. 2.7K Superview running at 30fps or 25 with Ultra Wide FOV. Lastly we have 1080p running at 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV and 720p at 120, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV. The camera supports up 60Mb/s h.264 bitrate. The Hero4 black Edition is set at €479.99

The Hero

GoPro Hero

GoPro also announced the Hero. This is their first low-budget action camera that brings some pretty impressive specs for a much lower price tag compared to their high-end series. The Hero features 1080p@30fps or 720@60fps. 5MP photos with 5 frames per second burst. The camera does’t include WiFi or Bluetooth, but does have Auto Low Light and Superview support(720p only). It has a max H.264 bitrate of 15Mb/s. All of this is available for just €124:99.

Full Specs

 

Hero4 BlackIMAGE QUALITY Hero4 SilverIMAGE QUALITY HeroIMAGE QUALITY
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow Ultra Wide
OPTICS + LENS OPTICS + LENS OPTICS + LENS
Ultra-sharp image quality / Ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortion Ultra-sharp image quality / Ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortion Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens / Ultra-wide angle with reduced distortion
LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE
Professional grade Professional grade Consumer grade
VIDEO FEATURES VIDEO FEATURES VIDEO FEATURES
4K 4K 4K
30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV 15, 12.5 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A
4K SUPERVIEW 4K SUPERVIEW 4K SUPERVIEW
24 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A N/A
2.7K 2.7K 2.7K
50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium FOV 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium FOV N/A
2.7K SUPERVIEW 2.7K SUPERVIEW 2.7K SUPERVIEW
30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A N/A
2.7K 4:3 2.7K 4:3 2.7K 4:3
30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A N/A
1440P 1440P 1440P
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A
1080P 1080P 1080P
120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium (excludes 120 and 90 fps), Narrow FOV 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOV
1080P SUPERVIEW 1080P SUPERVIEW 1080P SUPERVIEW
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A
960P 960P 960P
120, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV 100, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A
7 20P 7 20P 7 20P
120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV 120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV
720P SUPERVIEW 720P SUPERVIEW 720P SUPERVIEW
120, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV 100, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV
WVGA WVGA WVGA
240 fps Ultra Wide FOV 240 fps Ultra Wide FOV N/A
PHOTO FEATURES PHOTO FEATURES PHOTO FEATURES
MEGAPIXELS MEGAPIXELS MEGAPIXELS
12MP 12MP 5MP
BURST RATES (FRAMES/SEC) BURST RATES (FRAMES/SEC) BURST RATES (FRAMES/SEC)
30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/1 30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/1 10/2
TIME LAPSE INTERVALS TIME LAPSE INTERVALS TIME LAPSE INTERVALS
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5 second
CONTINUOUS PHOTO RATES CONTINUOUS PHOTO RATES CONTINUOUS PHOTO RATES
10/1, 5/1, 3/1 10/1, 5/1, 3/1 N/A
ADVANCED FEATURES ADVANCED FEATURES ADVANCED FEATURES
BUILT-IN WIRELESS BUILT-IN WIRELESS BUILT-IN WIRELESS
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® No
PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO) PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO) PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO)
Yes Yes No
SUPERVIEW™ SUPERVIEW™ SUPERVIEW™
Yes Yes Yes
AUTO LOW LIGHT AUTO LOW LIGHT AUTO LOW LIGHT
Yes Yes Yes
NIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSE NIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSE NIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSE
Yes Yes No
HILIGHT TAG HILIGHT TAG HILIGHT TAG
Yes Yes No
QUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTON QUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTON QUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTON
Yes, QuikCapture Yes, QuikCapture Yes, QuikCapture
SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTO SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTO SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTO
Photo every 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds / Manual Photo every 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds / Manual No
LOOPING VIDEO LOOPING VIDEO LOOPING VIDEO
Yes Yes No
HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264) HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264) HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264)
Up to 60Mb/s Up to 45Mb/s Up to 15Mb/s
AUDIO FEATURES AUDIO FEATURES AUDIO FEATURES
MONO, 48KHZ, AAC COMPRESSION WITH ADVANCED MULTI-BAND AGC (AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL) MONO, 48KHZ, AAC COMPRESSION WITH ADVANCED MULTI-BAND AGC (AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL) MONO, 48KHZ, AAC COMPRESSION WITH ADVANCED MULTI-BAND AGC (AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL)
Yes Yes Yes
STUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT STUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT STUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT
Yes No No
INCREASED AUDIO RANGE BY APPROX. 10DB (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION) INCREASED AUDIO RANGE BY APPROX. 10DB (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION) INCREASED AUDIO RANGE BY APPROX. 10DB (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION)
Yes Yes No
HANDLES APPROX. 2X GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION) HANDLES APPROX. 2X GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION) HANDLES APPROX. 2X GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION)
Yes Yes No
SUPPORTS 3.5MM STEREO MICROPHONE VIA OPTIONAL ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY) SUPPORTS 3.5MM STEREO MICROPHONE VIA OPTIONAL ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY) SUPPORTS 3.5MM STEREO MICROPHONE VIA OPTIONAL ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Yes Yes No
USABILITY FEATURES USABILITY FEATURES USABILITY FEATURES
GOPRO APP COMPATIBILITY GOPRO APP COMPATIBILITY GOPRO APP COMPATIBILITY
Yes Yes No
GOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITY GOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITY GOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITY
Yes Yes Yes
BUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAY BUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAY BUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAY
No Yes No
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeable 1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeable Built-in 1180mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
PORTS PORTS PORTS
Micro HDMI, mini USB, microSD, HERO Port, Composite A/V (via adapter, sold separately), 3.5mm Stereo Mic (via adapter, sold separately) Micro HDMI, mini USB, microSD, HERO Port, Composite A/V (via adapter, sold separately), 3.5mm Stereo Mic (via adapter, sold separately) Mini USB, microSD
STORAGE (MEMORY) STORAGE (MEMORY) STORAGE (MEMORY)
microSD Class 10 or UHS-1 up to 64GB (sold separately) microSD Class 10 or UHS-1 up to 64GB (sold separately) microSD Class 10 or UHS-1 up to 32GB (sold separately)

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