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 QUALITYHero4 SilverIMAGE QUALITYHeroIMAGE QUALITY
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)
Ultra Wide, Medium, NarrowUltra Wide, Medium, NarrowUltra Wide
OPTICS + LENSOPTICS + LENSOPTICS + LENS
Ultra-sharp image quality / Ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortionUltra-sharp image quality / Ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortionUltra-sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens / Ultra-wide angle with reduced distortion
LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCELOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCELOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE
Professional gradeProfessional gradeConsumer grade
VIDEO FEATURESVIDEO FEATURESVIDEO FEATURES
4K4K4K
30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV15, 12.5 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/A
4K SUPERVIEW4K SUPERVIEW4K SUPERVIEW
24 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/AN/A
2.7K2.7K2.7K
50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium FOV30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium FOVN/A
2.7K SUPERVIEW2.7K SUPERVIEW2.7K SUPERVIEW
30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/AN/A
2.7K 4:32.7K 4:32.7K 4:3
30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/AN/A
1440P1440P1440P
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/A
1080P1080P1080P
120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium (excludes 120 and 90 fps), Narrow FOV60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV30, 25 fps Ultra Wide FOV
1080P SUPERVIEW1080P SUPERVIEW1080P SUPERVIEW
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOV60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/A
960P960P960P
120, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV100, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/A
7 20P7 20P7 20P
120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV
720P SUPERVIEW720P SUPERVIEW720P SUPERVIEW
120, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV100, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV60, 50 fps Ultra Wide FOV
WVGAWVGAWVGA
240 fps Ultra Wide FOV240 fps Ultra Wide FOVN/A
PHOTO FEATURESPHOTO FEATURESPHOTO FEATURES
MEGAPIXELSMEGAPIXELSMEGAPIXELS
12MP12MP5MP
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, 3/130/1, 30/2, 30/3, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/110/2
TIME LAPSE INTERVALSTIME LAPSE INTERVALSTIME LAPSE INTERVALS
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds0.5 second
CONTINUOUS PHOTO RATESCONTINUOUS PHOTO RATESCONTINUOUS PHOTO RATES
10/1, 5/1, 3/110/1, 5/1, 3/1N/A
ADVANCED FEATURESADVANCED FEATURESADVANCED FEATURES
BUILT-IN WIRELESSBUILT-IN WIRELESSBUILT-IN WIRELESS
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®No
PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO)PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO)PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO)
YesYesNo
SUPERVIEW™SUPERVIEW™SUPERVIEW™
YesYesYes
AUTO LOW LIGHTAUTO LOW LIGHTAUTO LOW LIGHT
YesYesYes
NIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSENIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSENIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSE
YesYesNo
HILIGHT TAGHILIGHT TAGHILIGHT TAG
YesYesNo
QUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTONQUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTONQUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTON
Yes, QuikCaptureYes, QuikCaptureYes, QuikCapture
SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTOSIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTOSIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTO
Photo every 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds / ManualPhoto every 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds / ManualNo
LOOPING VIDEOLOOPING VIDEOLOOPING VIDEO
YesYesNo
HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264)HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264)HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264)
Up to 60Mb/sUp to 45Mb/sUp to 15Mb/s
AUDIO FEATURESAUDIO FEATURESAUDIO 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)
YesYesYes
STUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORTSTUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORTSTUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT
YesNoNo
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)
YesYesNo
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)
YesYesNo
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)
YesYesNo
USABILITY FEATURESUSABILITY FEATURESUSABILITY FEATURES
GOPRO APP COMPATIBILITYGOPRO APP COMPATIBILITYGOPRO APP COMPATIBILITY
YesYesNo
GOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITYGOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITYGOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITY
YesYesYes
BUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAYBUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAYBUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAY
NoYesNo
BATTERYBATTERYBATTERY
1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeable1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeableBuilt-in 1180mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
PORTSPORTSPORTS
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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