GoPro officially introduced three new action cameras – two new Hero4 cams and a new entry-level camera called just Hero.
GoPro has officially introduced its new range of cameras which include two new Hero4 cams and a new entry-level camera called just Hero. For the two Hero4 cams, there are options for high-end Black and mid-range Silver and this time the difference between the two models is more than you would expect as compared to last year. As far as the Black is concerned, it records 2160p@30fps video, while the Silver doesn’t but is the first with a color touchscreen.
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GoPro Hero4 Black
This one features an all new image processor that promises improved image quality and 2x better performance which of course leads us to 2160p video at 30fps.This is quite an enhancement since the previous generation was only capped at 15fps. Apart from this, there are other resolution/framerate combos of note which include 2.7K@50fps and 1080p@120fps and the camera also has the ability to capture 12MP photos in 30fps bursts. For your photos and videos, the GoPro Hero4 Black offers Protune which is going to be an immense help for professionals as it provides advance manual controls. Plus with the new audio capture system, you will get twice the dynamic range of previous models.
GoPro Hero4 Silver
If we talk about the on-device controls, there aren’t suitable for the GoPros which are too tiny and have small monochrome displays. With the Hero4 Silver, you are going to get a color touchscreen on the back so you can preview photos and videos and easily navigate the camera’s menu without a smartphone. However if you still want the app and the Smart Remote then good news is they are still supported. Though this model cannot compete with the video prowess of the Black, it still is one of the best with 2.7K@30fps, plus the high-framerate 1080p@60fps, 960p@100fps and 720p@120fps modes. You will have the ability to shoot a 2160p video but only at 15fps. This model will be available on October 5 and will cost $400/€380/£290.
The name tells a lot about the camera and from its simplicity we can judge that this is just a basic action camera. It has the ability to do the standard 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fps videos and at 40 meters, this one can dive just as deep as its pricier counterparts. Priced at $130/€125/£100, this model is perfect for the casual users who want increased usability with ruggedness along with a complete solution that doesn’t require them to plug in external microphones or process the ultra-high definition footage in a professional editor.
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