GoPro have just released the new promo video and full specs for the GoPro HERO 4 - the successor to the wildly popular HERO 3+.
Unless you've been sleeping under a rock, in a tree or on another planet for the last five years, you'll be well aware that the GoPro is (by a pretty giant margin), the most popular action sports camera in the world.
GoPro footage is so straight forward to record that it has managed to work its way into everything from helmet cam runs of your uncle, to super high end shots of Travis Rice charging the biggest lines in Alaska.
The GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition is touted as the most advanced GoPro ever
Fans will no doubt be delighted that the GoPro HERO 4 has officially arrived. Including Black, Silver and a new HERO edition, there is something for everyone: from high end producers looking for the crispest 4k footage through to the entry level, casual user after an affordable video recording solution.
Read on for the full details on the new cameras:
[part title="The GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition, €479.99"]
The HERO 4 Black Edition is the crown jewel of the new GoPro line, offering a processor that is 2 times more powerful than its predecessor and 2x faster frame rate options. It's touted as “the most advanced GoPro ever".
The HERO 4 Black offers shooting at full 4K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K at 50 fps, and full HD 1080p at a whopping 120 fps.
While the first two settings will only really be useful for serious producers (who really needs to shoot cinema-size HD footage?), the 1080p 120 fps setting will no doubt be a game changer for us snowboarders, allowing us to capture and playback super crisp high-definition footage in super slow motion.
New Protune™ settings for both photos and video will allow users to manually adjust the Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more - an digital SLR-like feature that will give users unparalleled control over images in such a tiny camera.
The camera is waterproof down to 131 feet (40m) and other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, greater control over exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with the press of a single button, a “HiLight Tag" feature that allows you to mark key moments in your footage and auto low light features.
[part title="The GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition, €379.99"]
The GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition is the mid-range camera in the line, and although it doesn't offer the highest resolution of 4K at 30fps (it does still offer 4K at 15fps), it does include the first ever built in LCD display seen on a GoPro.
The touchscreen will will allow users to frame shots, adjust settings and playback content, greatly improving usability on the trot. We'll have to wait and see how the GoPro HERO 4 Silver's battery life is affected by the addition of the screen.
The HERO 4 Silver will shoot 4K at 15fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 100fps, and 720p at 120fps, so a slightly lower maximum resolution, as well as lower maximum frame rates.
The other features, including photo features are pretty much in line with the Black edition.
[part title="The GoPro HERO, €124.99"]
Along with the HERO 4, GoPro have also launched the new HERO, an entry level, affordable addition to the GoPro range, offering key video resolutions of 1080p30 and 720p60, a simplified user interface and all at a killer price.
What do you think of the new GoPro range? Which one will you be picking up?
The new cameras will be available on October 5th.