when we first saw GoPro few years ago, we didn’t think this ‘non-aerodynamic’ action cam will make such an astounding impact in the world of action cam. fast forward today, not only did this now-iconic rectangular action cam defines what an action cam should be, it now brings eye-popping 4K recording into the action cam with its latest GoPro HERO4 Black action camera. just not too long ago, to record 4K video, you will need nothing less than a typical DSLR size equipment but, you can capture that same exhilarating image quality at 30fps with something that fits right in your pocket, which we can only describe as prodigious, and best of all, it cost just $499. in addition to cinema-quality videoing, the HERO4 Black also offers 2.7K videoing at 50fps, as well as 1080p at super fast 120fps that’s sure to put a smile on slow-mo enthusiasts.
but videoing brilliance is not the only thing this latest action cam from GoPro does. it also boasts 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second (home-made Sports Illustrated, anyone?) and the ability to extract 8.3MP video stills to use as photos. the audio recording also gets its fair share of boost with an entirely redesigned audio system that promised to log in high-fidelity sound with two times the dynamic range over the previous models. other key features include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and updated user-interface for easier discoverability and access to key camera features and controls. and oh, it now also touts 50 percent faster WiFi combined with Bluetooth to delivery enhanced GoPro app performance.
along with the HERO2 Black, GoPro also introduces HERO2 Silver Edition which boasts a built-in touch display for camera control, shot framing and playback. the Silver is also capable of 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second and has improved internal audio system like the HERO2 Black, but the only caveat is, it ‘only’ records up to 2.7K30, in addition to 1080p60 and 720p120. the GoPro HERO4 line is expected to be available starting October 5 for $499.99 for the HERO4 Black and $399.99 HERO4 Silver – both are pretty reasonable price considering their capabilities.