Announcing the new GoPro Hero4

The new GoPro Hero4 action camera has been rumoured for sometime and today GoPro has been able to officially unveil their new camera to the world.

The GoPro Hero4 will be available in two versions the Hero4 Black and the Hero4 Silver providing the two main features 4K video recording at 30FPS and a built-in touch display.

The GoPro Hero4 Black will be capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second and is being marketed as “the most advanced GoPro ever,” and provides users with faster processor, offering double the speed of the Hero3 and improved image quality up from 15fps to 30fps for 4K footage.

 

 

Resolutions for the GoPro Hero4 Black are 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 50fps, 1440p at 80fps, 1080p at 120fps, 960p at 120fps, and 720p at 120fps. It appears these cameras are no longer capable of 240fps. Together with the ability to capture 12 megapixel photos at 230 frames per second.

The GoPro Hero4 Black is capable of being taken to depths of 40m or 131 ft and includes built in wireless and bluetooth connectivity as well as exposure settings for nighttime shooting and a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with one button press.

 

The GoPro Hero4 Silver unfortunately doesn’t offer 4K video at 30fps but does come equipped with a handy touch screen display offering easier navigation of the cameras menus and features, with the ability to frame shots, and review content.

The GoPro Hero 4 Silver will be able to capture 4K at 15fps, 2.7K at 30fps, 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 100fps, and 720p at 120fps and includes the already mentioned features such as wireless and Bluetooth connectivity together with HiLight Tag, QuikCapture and waterproofing.

Unfortunately, we haven't heard anything on when it will be available in SA for pre-ordering, but we'll keep you updated. Both new GoPro Hero4 cameras are backward compatible with existing mounts.