GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition


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Finally the wait is over!! GoPro have released the all the new exciting GoPro Hero 4. The most advanced action camera on the market packed into the award winning GoPro form factor as we know!

The engineering on the new GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition is nothing like we've ever seen before. Us guys at Action Gear are seriously blown away! Higher frame rates that are twice as fast and higher bit rates allow for a truly professional video experience. Resolution of 4K @ 30fps, 2.7K @ 50fps and a unbelievable 1080p @ 120fps without doubt pushes the GoPro ahead of the pack! For the whitest whites and most vivid colours the GoPro Hero 4 really is the go-to action camera on the market. Scroll down for more new exciting technical specifications & videos. 

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The GoPro Hero 4 is honestly the best action camera we’ve seen on the market to date. We’ve been expecting something big from GoPro and yes they’ve done it again!! The Hero 4 camera range certainly gets the Action Gear stamp of approval! The ability of the Hero 4 to film 4K at 30fps is unbelievable. Taking the action camera to a whole new professional level!

Most noticeable upgrades:

  • Faster frame rates- Make sure you scroll down. The high frame rates are very impressive!!
  • Improved audio 
  • Improved Protune. Now also available in photo mode.
  • Impressive low light capability and customisable exposure settings.
  • Bluetooth and Wifi enabled. 
  • Highlight special moments - Mark key moments while filming allowing you to easily locate clips.
  • Quick Capture-  By the press of one button your camera will automatically switch on and start recording.
  • Much more user friendly - new menus are easier to navigate.
  • Improved power management system. Longer battery life.

Read below the video for specs and noticeable upgrades from your previous Hero 3+ model... 


Camera body & form factor:

  • Same Hero 3/3+ body form factor. Fits all Hero 3/3+ housings
  • Same unique GoPro mounting system - will fit all current GoPro mounts


  • Camera 88grams
  • Camera with housing 152grams.


Video Resolutions:

With a processor twice as powerful the Hero 4 Black now produces frame rates that are twice as fast. With higher bit rates and faster frame rates this truly opens up the GoPro Hero 4 to a professional capture device! Take special note of the ability to film 4K @ 30fps, 2,7K @ 50fps and 1080p @ 120 fps. No other model can achieve this!!

Note: H.264 codec OR mp4 file format

Video Resolution          Frames per second NTSC/PAL          Field of view (FOV)            Screen Resoltuion                 

          4K                                         30, 25, 24                                      Ultra Wide                          3840 X 2160

   4K Superview                                   24                                             Ultra Wide                          3840 X 2160

         2.7K                                 50, 48, 30, 25, 24                         Ultra Wide, Medium                   2704 X 1520

  2.7K Superview                               30, 25                                         Ultra Wide                           2704 X 1520

    2.7K  4:3                                        30, 25                                         Ultra Wide                         2704 X 2028

      1440p                            80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24                         Ultra Wide                          1920 X 1440

      1080p                       120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24         Ultra Wide, Medium & Narrow            1920 X 1080

1080p Superview               80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24                          Ultra Wide                          1920 X 1080

       960p                                      120, 60 ,50                                      Ultra Wide                          1920 X 960

      720p                                 120, 60, 50, 30, 25                   Ultra wide, medium & narrow          1280 X 720

720p Superview                           120, 60, 50                                      Ultra Wide                           1280 X 720

     WVGA                                          240                                            Ultra Wide                             848 X 480


Video & Photo capture:

 Another reason why we love the new Hero 4 Black Edition. The new advanced processor allows us to record video and capture time lapse photos at the same time. Did you just read - At the same time?! Yes!! Unbelievable right!!!

Available at 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds intervals.


Photo modes & Capture:


  • Capture up to 30 photos per second.

Burst Rate:

  •  30 photos/1 second (Default), 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds
  • 10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds, 10 photos/3 seconds
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 3 photos/1 second


 Time Lapse:

  •  Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals.

Time Lapse Photo Intervals:

  •  0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds

Night Lapse:

  •  Capture a series of photos at specific intervals and exposure times.

Night Lapse Photo Intervals:

  • 15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds
  • 2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes


      Resolution                          Field of view (FOV)            Screen Resoltuion                 

     12MP(Default)                                   Wide                             4000 X 3000                     

          7MP                                       Wide, Medium                     3000 X 2250                                                   

          5MP                                            Medium                          2560 X 1920   

Video Looping:

Record continues video loop that records continuously overwriting the video until you to press the record button to stop and save that video. Why is this cool? Now you’ll never miss that special moment due to running out of memory card space!! Keep your camera recording and if something epic happens in front you all you have to do is just stop and save it. 


Protune unique to GoPro and now available in photo mode opens up your GoPro cameras full potential!! Allowing for uncompressed video cinema quality video. Giving you complete control over colour, ISO limit, White balance, sharpness & exposure! 

For more information on what exactly Protune is. Click here.


 New Improved Audio:

  • Much improved audio compared to your Hero 3+ Black Edition with an increased audio range of 10dB you can expect the cleanest of clean sounds!!
  • New integrated ADC (Analog-to-digital-convertor) Hero 4 Black Edition is compatible with a wider range of professional low-sensitivity external microphones.


  • HERO4 Black Camera
  • Standard Housing 131’(40m)
  • Skeleton Backdoor
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Quick Release Buckles
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm (Mounting Hardware)
  • USB Cable


You're reviewing: GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

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Posted on 26/11/2014 Johan wrote:
Yes - if your a film company the Black is right but for everyone else - get the Silver! .
Posted on 15/10/2014 Franko wrote:
Finally they've reached the specs which we need for our professional film work. I've sent my details through to be added to the waiting list, please check they're at the top of the list! .
Posted on 08/10/2014 George wrote:
Got my order in! I don't think I was this excited as a kit waiting for Santa! .
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