Much has been said about the new versions of this popular action camera. The GoPro HERO4 will come in two versions, Black and Silver, and with some features in high demand among its prospective users like the touchscreen or 4K video at 30 frames per second.
Fans of these cameras will have to choose between one of the two models, given that not all features will be present on both. The GoPro HERO4 Black will have 4K recording at 30 frames per second while the Silver will have a touchscreen, a first among this range of cameras.
GoPro HERO4 Black
This model, called "the most advanced GoPro ever created" features a processor twice as powerful as its previous versions, which allows for improved image quality. On the GoPro HERO3, video recording is limited to 4K with 15 frames per second, improved in this new version to 30.
Users will also be able to record at 2.7K and 50 fps, 1440p and 80 fps, 1080p and 120 fps and 720p and 120 fps. It seems that it won’t be able to support recording at 240 fps. The camera will still be 12 megapixels but will have new manual controls for photography and video.
The GoPro HERO4 can be submerged up to 40 meters in water and will have a wide-angle lens and three modes: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity round out the characteristics of this camera.
GoPro HERO4 Silver
The other version of the new action camera won’t have 4K, 30-fps video but it will incorporate a new touchscreen. The recording modes are: 4K at 15 fps, 2.7K at 30 fps, 1440 at 48 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 960p at 100 fps and 720p at 120 fps. Its other features are similar to those of the Black model.
Price and availability
The new GoPro HERO4 cameras still aren’t official but could be released October 8. Their prices might start at $499.95. Both cameras will be compatible with the accessories of their previous models, which is no doubt great news for those who want to make the switch to the new models.