The moment that much of the action sports world has been waiting for has now arrived – the GoPro HERO4 line up is set to launch on October 5.
The release will see the Hero 4 Black, Silver and entry level cam unleashed around the world, and there are some sick new features that’ll leave you dying to get one stuck on your head.
The HERO4 Black
The Black boasts a processor twice the size of its predecessor, allowing twice the video frame rate speed and making it the most powerful adventure cam yet.
The amazing 4K video capture at 30 frames per second means your bails can now be captured in “cinema quality”, and you can film in 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at 120fps as well. Imagine the slo-mos.
All in all, the people behind it say this should “virtually eliminate rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects.”
The sound capture on the Black will also be twice as good as ever before, and a new, bigger settings button means even more control over your shots – a feature that is seen across the rest of the new range as well.
The HERO4 Silver
The Silver is by no means inferior to its impressive sibling, and as the first ever GoPro to feature a built-in LCD touch screen, it’s inevitably going to be the weapon of choice for many riders.
Choosing your shooting settings is particularly easy, and the playback feature means you won’t end up recording for three hours before realising the camera lens was smudged the whole time.
HERO4 Silver delivers the same quality as the Black but without some of the higher performance video capture modes – such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120.
Let’s get on to some of the super-secret gadgetry.
We’re particularly stoked about the new ‘HiLight Tag’, a feature which lets you tag an epic moment in your recording so you can easily find it later.
Not only will this prevent the tedious process of cycling through endless footage, it should also start the trend of yelling ‘get that shit TAGGED’ whenever something good happens, which will surely prove hilarious.
Night Photo and Night Lapse are also new, and mean you’re pretty much able to shoot no matter what the lighting. The feature will let you capture the stars while your camping or make your shots that much clearer when the light starts to fade on an epic session.
It’s a pretty rad addition, and one that lets you capture ultra low-light scenes with customisable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds.
This is the entry level cam that will probably be the first GoPro for many new budding new shredders.
It’s not quite as geared out as the rest, but it’s nowhere near the price tag either – and it’s ridiculously easy to use. Designed with simplicity in mind, the camera comes in-built in waterproof housing, and captures 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps.
All round then, we’re pretty keen on the new range of camera. What do you think about the latest release?