June 9, 2015 BOP_admin

Field Testing New GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver Models

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Our fiends at GoPro just sent over a care package with a few hot new GoPro models and accessories. At first glance at the spec list (below), the new GoPro4’s look fantastic. We’re going to review the HERO4 Silver and HERO4 Black. We’ll be testing these models in the coming weeks on a film expedition in Saskatchewan, Canada. We’ll be using the camera in remote locations as exterior cameras on various amphibious aircraft, underwater in various streams and lakes and as POV action cameras. The additional 4k and slow motion capabilities  – combined with enhancements to the in-the-field use (touch screen, power-on-reocrding, etc) should make these products even easier to operate in extreme conditions and the final product will be substantially higher quality than previous generations. In short, we’re stoked! Check back for updated from our extensive field test!

At-a-Glance Model Difference: principal difference is the touch screen on the silver, higher frame rates at larger aspect ratios a faster processor and more available aspect ratios on the black. Both models include a host of new features to make on-the-fly capture easier. We’re stoked about 4k mode and variable frame rates.

Model Overviews:

HERO4 Silver (Description from GoPro.com)

Capture your world in an all-new way with HERO4 Silver, the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is now ultra convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. HERO4 Silver captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video with lifelike clarity, plus 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second. New experience-enhancing features include HiLight Tag, which lets you mark key moments for easy playback, editing and sharing, and QuikCapture, which allows you to power on the camera and start recording with the press of a single button. Waterproof to 131’ (40m), HERO4 Silver combines versatility and pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display. – See more at: http://shop.gopro.com/hero4/hero4-silver/CHDHY-401.html#sthash.VgngEHcY.dpuf

HERO4 Black (Description from GoPro.com)

HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to the next level with our best image quality yet, plus a 2x more powerful processor2 that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second.1 Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K601 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. Protune™ settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131’ (40m) with 12MP photos at 30 frames per second and improved audio,2 HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution for those who demand the best. – See more at: http://shop.gopro.com/hero4/hero4-black/CHDHX-401.html#sthash.NMMQrCs3.dpuf

Detailed Specs:

Black:

black-specs

Silver:

silver specs

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