The GoPro Hero family of cameras needs no introduction, being perhaps the most used in the world for extreme action videos. Millions of fans all over the world are looking forward to the upcoming release of the GoPro HERO4 and now, via PetaPixel, we have what seems to be the very first scoop on the specs of the much-awaited gadget.
As the publication informs us, 4K video recording at 30FPS and a built-in touch display are the two big features that are going to be present. However, there will be two models: the HERO4 Black and the HERO4 Silver and only the Black edition will get the 4K video recording and the Silver one will get the built-in touch display.
The GoPro HERO 4 Black
The HERO4 Black will be promoted as “the most advanced GoPro ever,” as it will come with improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor. It will capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, which is double from the 15fps of previous GoPro cameras. When it comes to still images, you’ll be able to capture 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second.
Audio capture has also been improved, as the new system can now capture twice the dynamic range. It will sport an ultra-wide angle glass lens, and the camera can be set to three different field-of-view settings: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow.
It will also come with a new manual settings for both photography and videography, letting you control color, ISO limit, exposure, and more. The GoPro HERO 4 is waterproof down to 131 feet (40m). There will be built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a “HiLight Tag” option for marking key moments in footage, a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with one button press, and auto low light features.
The GoPro HERO4 Silver
The GoPro HERO4 Silver won’t offer 4K video recording, but it will be the first GoPro to offer a convenient built-in touch display. Thus, users will be able to control the camera, frame shots, and review content just by tapping and swiping the screen.
For still images, the Silver will have the same performance as the Black with 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second. Other features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HiLight Tag, QuikCapture, waterproofing are just the same as the HERO4 Black.
The GoPro HERO4 will come with a bunch of accessories such as a blackout housing, a removable battery pack, a dual battery charger, a wearable waterproof remote, and a grip. At the moment, we don’t know details about its pricing and availability, but PetaPixel says it could get officially released on October 8th, 2014. Also, the Black and Silver will both be compatible with all previous GoPro mounts and accessories.