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GoPro HERO4 BLACK
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- Professional 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion playback and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® support the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more
- Improved camera control and built-in video trimming lets you create and save short video clips right on your camera
- Protune™ with SuperView™ delivers cinema-quality capture and advanced manual control for photos and video with the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
- Night Photo and Night Lapse offer customizable exposure settings for nighttime shooting
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Capture. Create. Share.
Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro App and GoPro Studio software. The GoPro App allows you to control your camera remotely using your phone or tablet, view and share your content and watch 'best of' videos on the GoPro Channel. Use GoPro Studio to import and view your GoPro media, and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.
Most Advanced GoPro ever.
HERO4 Black takes Emmy Award-winning GoPro performance to the next level with our best image quality yet, plus a 2x more powerful processor that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K60 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. Protun settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131 feet (40 meter) with 12MP photos at 30 frames per second and improved audio, HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution for those who demand the best.
2x the Performance.
With a 2x more powerful processor, 2x faster video frame rates and even better image quality than its best-selling predecessor, HERO4 Black delivers footage that’s sharper, richer and more detailed.1 Combined with powerful new features and technologies—and improvements to audio, usability, wireless connectivity and more—HERO4 Black is the most advanced, highest-performing GoPro ever.
4K30. 4x the Resolution of 1080p.
4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120, 720p240—HERO4 Black is the first camera of its kind to feature ultra high-resolution, high frame rate video as powerful as this. Once the exclusive domain of large, costly cameras, HERO4 Black delivers truly professional video quality in a tiny package. Stunning clarity. Liquid-smooth slow-motion playback. Cinema-quality capture. HERO4 Black brings it all.
Fast, Powerful Photo Capture.
With 12MP Burst photos at a blistering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Black helps you capture the moments you don’t want to miss. Capture single photos, or choose Time Lapse mode to shoot photos automatically at set time intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds—great for gear-mounted shots when the shutter button is out of reach. Night Photo and Night Lapse offer customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds for breathtaking images of the night sky and more.
Control, View And Share With Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.
HERO4 Black features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, allowing you to connect to the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more. The GoPro App transforms your phone or tablet into a live video remote for your camera, offering full control of all functions and settings, easy shot preview and playback, plus sharing via text, email, Facebook and more. The Smart Remote allows you to control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600 feet (180 meter).
Protune for Photo + Video.
Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, and advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure—and enjoy the greatest degree of manual control available in a GoPro camera.
Be ready to capture the moment at a moment’s notice with new QuikCapture mode. It turns your GoPro into a one-button camera, allowing you to power on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button. Press once to record video, press and hold for two seconds to capture Time Lapse photos. Never worry again about missing an epic shot.
New Settings For After Dark.
Capture the night sky in a whole new way. New Night Photo and Night Lapse modes offer customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds for single and Time Lapse photos. Whether you’re shooting the Milky Way or a campfire hangout, Night Photo and Night Lapse allow you to you capture ultra low-light scenes like never before.
Auto Low Light Mode.
Let the camera do the thinking for you. Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.
|Item Dimensions||1.53 x 2.79 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Weight||0.33 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.8 Volts|
|Shipping Weight||1.35 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||4K30|
|Water Resistance Level||Water Resistant|
HERO4 Black takes Emmy Award-winning GoPro performance to the next level with our best image quality yet, plus a 2x more powerful processor that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K60 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. Protune settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131’ (40m) with 12MP photos at 30 frames per second and improved audio, HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution for those who demand the best.
What's in the box?
- HERO4 Black Camera
- Skeleton Backdoor
- Rechargeable Battery
- Curved Adhesive Mount
- Flat Adhesive Mount
- Quick Release Buckles
- 3-Way Pivot Arm
- USB Cable
Top Customer Reviews
1. Is it worth upgrading from the 3 to the 4? Short answer: mostly likely. Long answer: see below.
2. Which version of the 4 should I get? Short: Are you a pro? Black. Otherwise, the HERO or 4 Silver.
3. What else do I need? Short: a really fast microSD. Long: probably also some extra batteries
On upgrading - I used to own the 3+ Black. While the increased slow motion capabilities interested me, the big selling point is the 4K. In daylight, a GoPro with protune is actually surprisingly comparable to a dSLR (I do aerial cinematography for film sets). The only weak point of the 3rd generation was the softness / lack of sharpness. Now, I can film in 4k, downscale to 1080p, and it's sharper than my Canon 6D! If you have paying clients, or are seriously building your portfolio, you should upgrade. But if you already own a version of the 3, and just film things for fun....save your money for adventures :)
If you do decide to upgrade (or this is your first GoPro), you have three good options BESIDES the Black:
The $130 barebones HERO: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIYNUXO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NIYNUXO&linkCode=as2&tag=todmedblo-20&linkId=6RGQWHRXFRZSLFPY
The $300 HERO3+ Silver: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3F0EIU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00F3F0EIU&linkCode=as2&tag=todmedblo-20&linkId=74K5GFVCEONUONTG
The $400 HERO4 Silver: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIYJF6U/ref=as_li_tl?Read more ›
**UPDATE: Took off a star for questionable issue: While i haven't come across any major glitches, it does seem to hiccup here and there (my hero3 did the same), the heat that comes off it can be more than warm, but it seems others are experiencing rather hot temperatures. While not entirely reassuring, i've heard some folks have positive experiences dealing with gopro on their overheating matters. We'll have to wait and see, so be sure to buy from a reputable dealer!
What i like about the hero 4 black:
-4K at usable framerates (hero3 could only do 15fps)
-Sweet 120fps slow motion at 1080
-More wireless connectivity(some hiccups, but can work)
-Sharpness is satisfactory
-Lowlight is decent enough
-More manual control
What's not to like?
-Battery still not great
-No rear touchscreen
-Doesn't make bacon pancakes
-Doesn't banish ISIS members to the phantom zone(that place jor-el banished general zod to)
New manual controls:
Finally, you can make exposure adjustments! For instance: for night timelapses, you usually want longer exposure times/shutter speed, and you can now do it with this little cam. I need to play with this more to see how well it really performs
Many people are very confused as to why the silver edition has it but the black does not.Read more ›
Remember this is an ACTION camera, the people using the black edition aren't worried about viewing what they're shooting at the time, they're focused on what they're doing. Also, the gopro was designed to film yourself so you wouldn't be looking at an LCD screen anyway.
As far as the app goes, It's simply to see the angle you've mounted your gopro at and to control the recording. For example, let's say you mount it on your head and you want to make sure the angle is good, connect to the app, check your angle and hit record...
Hope this review helps everyone who can't decide between the black and silver.
So I bought the new SD Card and managed to play around with more of the settings.
The new faster memory card fixed all my SD Card errors so the only thing left keeping it from the "perfect" camera is the heating issue.
I am constantly running heat trials on this unit, mainly with the housing on and recently started opening the back housing.
Basically trying to see which recording format will allow me to record the longest duration.
The trend is anything 4K, 2.7K or above 90FPS will probably overheat in 30 mins to 1 hour. This is when the standard house, I'm sure you open the back door you can get a few more minutes, but 1 hour if you're lucky.
I manage to get the 2.7K 30FPS running 24/7 but i had to remove it entirely outside the case as I slept in my dark room.
720p30fps also manage to do 24/7 inside the case so that's good news.
So in summary any format just below 90FPS or 2.7K is probably good for about 2-3 hours. Any format at the bottom has a reasonable chance of running 24/7 or pretty long as long if you don't lay it in the sun.
Also kind of misleading is the auto low light feature is only possible in above 30FPS.
So let's be real now, the battery is only good for 1-2 hours anyways so the average Joe using the battery will find recording 1hour on 4K pretty good. Your 64gb memory card maxes out at 2hours at 4K anyways, so honestly when you compare the other limiting factors the overheating isn't as bad now
....of course you could buy spare batteries, supposedly larger yet unofficially compatible 128GB cards and now the overheating is the only problem left without a real solution...I "like" gopros official solution...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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-high quality video recording
-tons of settings
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They just get better and better each time. Great camera, totally versatile.Published 9 days ago by Maestro
I purchased this product in 2015 and used it a handful of times for my daughters special events. I noticed the camera always operated at hot temperatures but the camera worked so... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Christopher Franchy