We recently got our hands on one of the brand new GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition cameras and roped in a wise red creature of the ocean to unbox it for us.
We're not really sure what the hype is with these unboxing things but if the people wanna see 'em we're happy to deliver the goods. Read on for a few shots of the new camera and our first impressions:
The GoPro HERO 4 comes included with everything you need to get going (minus an all important micro-sd card) and is bundled with the standard waterproof housing, skeleton + touchscreen compatible backdoors, a rechargeable battery, a curved adhesive mount, flat adhesive mount, quick release buckles, 3-way pivot arm and USB cable (lobster is sadly not included).
It was pretty damn fiddly to get the screw open and get to the camera itself, but once we were in, we were excited to check out the new design, and in particular, the functionality of the LCD screen.
To make room for the built in LCD screen, the battery compartment of the Silver Edition has been moved from the back of the GoPro HERO 4 to the bottom, and opens via a sliding mechanism.
It's way easier than the removable 'flap' that we've seen in the past, although in theory, is at risk of snapping off.
Although small, the screen is crisp and bright and decently responsive to touch, requiring a 'drag and hold' movement to unlock it. Once unlocked you can swipe from the right hand side to access video, single photo, playback and setup options.
GoPro have also added a dedicated settings button in addition to the main 'mode' button on the front, which makes switching up your settings a whole lot easier. We approve.
Stay tuned for a full in depth GoPro HERO 4 review coming soon!