GoPro 4 Is Out: 4K, Touchscreen, And $130 Entry Level Action Cam

Sep 29, 2014

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GoPro 4 Is Out: 4K, Touchscreen, And $130 Entry Level Action Cam

Sep 29, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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So, the rumors just got to a boiling point when GoPro decided to announce their GoPro 4 line. As with the previous GoPro 3 (and 3+) this line will have 3 cameras to choose from, each with different capabilities and price points:

HERO4 Black

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will be the top of the line with 4K video @ 30fps, 2.7K video @ 50fps and 1080p video @120fps.  This gives a pretty good balance between those who need resolution and those who need slo-mo. I am pretty sure youtube is going to change into smo-mo-tube over the next few months. GoPro claims that will kill rolling shutter.

The team also improved the overall performance of the camera, increasing dynamic range, low light performance and sound.

While there is no touch screen on this beast, GoPro did try and make the life of their users a bit easier by adding bluetooth and improving their menu system to tweak settings. (If you ever tried the two button menu system on a gopro, you know how frustrating it can be). They also doubled the wifi speed so you can better monitor and download movies faster.

(oh, yea! battery now goes on the bottom like it should in a camera)

Street Price would be $500 starting Oct. 5th (yup, look like they are targeting Christmas). My birthday is October 10th, if anyone was wondering.

HERO4 Silver

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The Hero4 silver trades the high-res/high FPS of the Black edition for a touch screen. Finally, composing is an option with a GoPro.  While this camera sports the same connectivity, the video took a mark down and will do 2.7K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps and 720p @ 120fps. Still a slo-mo heaven.

Price is a bit more relaxed at $400 same date.

HERO4

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Last on the hero4 family is a camera simply called Hero. It is a GoPro for the masses, at only $130. Video performance are lower: 1080p and 30fps and 720p at 60fps kinda like the older models and there is an unremovable waterproof case.

Here is the thing though, this camera will only cost $130.

Here is the promo that GoPro put out, kinda makes you wanna go out and get one right now.

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7 responses to “GoPro 4 Is Out: 4K, Touchscreen, And $130 Entry Level Action Cam”

  1. Stewart Norton Avatar
    Stewart Norton

    Rob, David.

    1. David Martin Avatar
      David Martin

      Yeah, saw this this afternoon… On the shopping list :)

  2. Rafael Paulo Dal Lago Avatar
    Rafael Paulo Dal Lago

    Fernando, goPro de 130 doleta

  3. Brandon Leow Avatar
    Brandon Leow

    Alvin Keng

  4. Alvin Keng Avatar
    Alvin Keng

    Hmmmmm. Wait another year and we might have lasers coming out of it hahahha.

  5. Rush Videos Avatar
    Rush Videos

    Wonder if Hero will have the improved the wifi speed ? Not sure about anyone else but in the previous model we’ve experience dropped wifi monitoring on our smart phones quiete a bit.

  6. DuttoBoy Avatar
    DuttoBoy

    I have bought one of these and have been
    using them for more than 6 weeks now. I must the video quality is quite
    good. Here are sample shot that I have taken with the camera.

    http://youtu.be/zQgBSsXXADw

    Overall good value for money. I have also bought some accessories to go with the camera.