Specs and Photos for Go Pro HD Hero 4 Released!
It’s here! The long awaited and new Go Pro HD Hero 4! Da-Naaaaa! Perhaps this is what should have been with us sooner but ended up being the Go Pro HD Hero 3+? Anyway, here it is.
It appears there might be a buying frenzy when the official announcement is made next month. Go Pro have released the specs of this latest addition early and it's looking good. Perhaps a little predictable with 4k but unpredictable with manual controls!!
I currently own the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Go Pros and love them all. All I wanted from this next edition was 4k at 30fps to match output from the Panasonic GH4 and I got it.
4K is still in its infancy as barely anyone has a 4K TV yet. However, as I mention in this article on one of the benefits of 4K video, there is more to 4K than just a bigger picture.
Black Edition Go Pro HD Hero 4 gets 4k at 30fps. Silver Edition gets touchscreen included but neither has both!
So which do you buy? Check out the specs for each below and then give yourself a few weeks thinking time before deciding.
Go Pro HD Hero 4 - Silver Edition Specs
Go Pro HD Hero 4 - Black Edition Specs
For me, 4K at 30fps is excellent and manual controls even better!
If you have shot with any Go Pro in the past, you will know that auto exposure is a real pain. Ride your bike through a dark tunnel and you have a nasty exposure transition. Especially when you leave a dark tunnel into bright light and you get complete burnout.
This will solve that once and for all
1080p at 120fps is also extremely cool. You will be able to slow down your HD footage by 5 times when rendering out at 24p. Superb. I love slow motion and 1080p is going to be around for a lot longer yet despite 4K video appearing in many cameras now.
It appears, at the moment, that there are no real downers to these cameras especially as all the old accessories will fit. That is, apart from the fact that neither has both a rear touchscreen and 4K at 30fps . Well done for not getting greedy "Apple style" with all new connections etc.
It’s on my shopping list so watch out for a full review in the near future. Comments, likes and shares always welcome below…will you be buying one?
Huge thanks to Petapixel for info and pics.