Review of the Go Pro Hero 4 (Black)

Just how much more can they pack into this tiny, wearable HD sports camera?

Let's face it, I was always going to buy the Go Pro HD Hero 4...that's how Go Pro get you. They simply keep improving the camera year after year making it impossible to resist.

It seems as though Go Pro's boffins and engineers are hard at work on the next camera before the latest is even released. The video industry is growing so rapidly now with YouTubers really starting to spruce up their clips, Go Pro's are becoming even more popular.

Go Pro HD Hero 4
Go Pro HD Hero 4

I already own the Go Pro HD Hero's 1, 2 and 3 and each one just gets better and better. So, realistically and unlike the 3+, the HD Hero 4 was going to lure me in like all the others. 

I tend to upgrade my tech less now, maybe every 2 or 3 generations in. I think companies are too quick to release some products so I like to catch my breath and dig deep before deciding to upgrade. However,

Having now used the Go Pro HD Hero 4 (Black Edition) for nearly 6 months:

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    On a tripod
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    On a Gorillapod
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    On a hand-held gimbal
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    On a DJI Phantom 2 drone (quadcopter) has it fared?

Is it even worthy of an upgrade from the Hero 3/3+? Does it have lots of new and funky features? Is the battery life any better? Was I happy with my purchase?

To find out how I got on with this matchbox sized recording thingy, read on…resistance is futile:

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