Tested GoPro Hero4 Black
It’s no wonder the Black edition is the top of GoPro’s Hero4 series, coming with everything you ever wished for in an action camera
It’s strong, it’s fast, and it’s fresh from the fight
As smartphones get bigger, action cameras are getting smaller. The Hero4 Black is half the size of its predecessors, but twice as powerful. As firm as it is, you’ll be compelled to check if it’s still stuck on – you’ll barely notice when wearing it.
GoPro afficionados will be happy to note the slow-motion capabilities of the Hero4 have been given an upgrade. Now you can shoot 120fps footage in 1080p Full HD, and even 240fps at WVGA which is good enough for YouTube and mobile viewing.
The Hero3 introduced 4K to the world of action cameras, but the frame rates were only a little bit better than that of a Saturday morning cartoon’s. This one shoots 4K at 30/25/24fps, giving you smooth, fluid footage deserving of a cinema screen.
An LCD backpack attachment is also available for $120. Small but competent, it attaches neatly, and is a real godsend for users who prefer to see what they’re shooting instead of pointing the lens and whispering prayers to the god of good framing.
It wasn’t as if field of vision on GoPro’s weren’t already wide enough, but they clearly aren’t going to rest until you can see behind you as well. Superview is a step towards that insanity, stretching the already Ultra Wide FOV to near-chameleon status.
Weight Video modes
88g (camera only)
4K@30fps, 2.7k@50fps, 1440p@80fps, 1080p@120fps, WVGA@240fps 12MP 12MP @ 30fps $500 / gopro.com
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