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

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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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