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GoPro unveils the Hero4, 4K recording at 30FPS and much more

GoPro officially unveils the new Hero4 Black and Silver action cameras
By: Anthony Garreffa | Cameras News | Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:13 pm

We thought GoPro would wait a week or so to unveil its new Hero4 cameras, but nope, we were wrong: here they are! GoPro has officially unveiled the new Hero4 cameras, once again arriving in two editions: Black, and Silver.




The GoPro Hero4 Black is the star of the show, capable of shooting 4K video at 30FPS, and is touted by GoPro as "the most advanced GoPro ever". It can shoot 4K at 30FPS, 2.7K at 50FPS, 1440p at 80FPS, and 1080p, 960p, and 720p all at 120FPS. Previously, the Hero3 Black could shoot at 4K at 15FPS, but could shoot at 240FPS at 720p, something the newer GoPro can't do. For still images, you can snap 12-megapixel photos with the new GoPro Hero 4.


GoPro has improved the audio capture on the new Hero4, which captures twice the dynamic range. The front of the new GoPro features its expected ultra-wide angle glass lens, with three different field of view settings available: Ultra-Wide, Medium and Narrow. New manual settings make the cut, with color, ISO limit, exposure and much more to tinker with. It's waterproof at up to 131 feet, or 40m, has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a "HiLight Tag" feature for marking key moments in footage, a QuikCapture feature which powers up and starts recording with a single press, and auto low-light features.




The new Hero4 Silver features a built-in LCD touch display, but isn't capable of shooting 4K at 30FPS. It will however, shoot video at 4K, but with a knocked-down frame rate of just 15FPS.


The new GoPro cameras will be made available on October 5, with the new Hero4 Black priced at $499.99, the Silver priced at $399.99. The Hero4's are compatible with all previous GoPro mounts and accessories.


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