Complete Guide to GoPro HERO4 with Technical Breakdown & Demos





Posted October 21, 2014 by Dave Lawton in Other sports
The new GoPro HERO4 comes in two different editions, Black and Silver. Here's a comprehensive guide to the specifications and features that each of the HERO4 cameras have.





GoPro HERO4 Black Edition



Video
- Resolutions: 4K at 30 frames per second (fps) ⋅ 2.7K at 50fps ⋅ 1440p at 80fps ⋅ 1080p at 120fps ⋅ 960p at 120fps ⋅ 720p at 120fps ⋅ WVGA at 240fps
- SuperView™ mode offers maximum wide-angle perspective.
- Auto Low Light mode automatically optimizes for low-light performance and changing light conditions.
- 60 MB/s high-bitrate H.264

Photo
- 12MP photos bursting up to 30 frames per second.
- New exposure settings allow up to 30 second exposures for dark scenes.

Hardware
- Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
- New HighLight Tag button and feature allows users to mark specific video times while recording.
- QuikCapture mode allows users to turn on the camera and start recording with the touch of a single button.
- New audio system delivers 2x the dynamic range.

Software
- Protune™ for photos and video offers advanced compression algorithms and control over Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure.
- GoPro App and GoPro Studio allow controlling the camera with a smartphone and create and edit video respectively.

Waterproof Depth
- Rated to 131 feet (40 meters)

Accessory Editions
- Standard
- Surf
- Music

Weight
- 88g without housing / 152g with housing

Dimensions
- 41mm x 59 mm x 30mm

Demos
Raw 4K at 30ps video demo: http://youtu.be/-rl3kUbkyBI


Raw 1080p at 120fps video demo: http://youtu.be/SIqNoV-dfSc


Underwater 4K at 30fps demo: http://youtu.be/wWrqTKWqDaw


Slow motion 1080p at 120fps demo: http://youtu.be/HzUC8DqnvnE


Timelapse in 4K at night photo demo: http://youtu.be/fkM9YXD7s7o






GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition



Video
- Resolutions: 4K at 15 frames per second (fps) ⋅ 2.7K at 30fps ⋅ 1440p at 30fps ⋅ 1080p at 60fps ⋅ 960p at 100fps ⋅ 720p at 120fps ⋅ WVGA at 240fps
- SuperView™ mode offers maximum wide-angle perspective.
- Auto Low Light mode automatically optimizes for low-light performance and changing light conditions.
- 45 MB/s high-bitrate H.264

Photo
- 12MP photos bursting up to 30 frames per second.
- New exposure settings allow up to 30 second exposures for dark scenes.

Hardware
- First integrated touchscreen for any GoPro camera, allows video and photo preview and review, and improved menu navigation over front screen.
- Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®
- New HighLight Tag button and feature allows users to mark specific video times while recording.
- QuikCapture mode allows users to turn on the camera and start recording with the touch of a single button.
- New audio system delivers 2x the dynamic range.

Software
- Protune™ for photos and video offers advangced compression algorithms and control over Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure.
- GoPro App and GoPro Studio allow controlling the camera with a smartphone and create and edit video respectively.

Waterproof Depth
- Rated to 131 feet (40 meters)

Accessory Editions
- Standard
- Surf
- Music

Weight
- 83g without housing / 147g with housing

Dimensions
- 41mm x 59 mm x 30mm
- 1.5" LCD display

Demos
Raw 1080p video demo: http://youtu.be/LsgcMjyAhpQ


Underwater 1080p demo: http://youtu.be/iIQO6ifCDXM


Slow motion 720p at 120fps demo: http://youtu.be/-FbbRmS6Uao


Timelapse at night 1080p photo demo: http://youtu.be/KgX_dHlLYbo






Personally I think the Silver edition makes a lot more sense for the majority of average "home video" users who are still looking for a high-end camera, especially since the LCD screen is exclusive to the Silver. The Black edition makes more sense for professional film production (and there are many reasons for this other than just the higher price point), and I think that's probably the market differentiation that GoPro is going for.

Learn more about the GoPro HERO4 cameras here: http://shop.gopro.com/hero4

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Daragh Walsh


Great post. I love GoPro! My brother got the silver edition recently. We made some awesome videos on a Ski Trip to Switzerland. The GoPro App was key when we were on the slopes to turn on/off camera and see angle etc. I had no idea there was capability to make timelapse and slow motion videos. Thank...