GoPro announced its line-up of the Hero4 cameras. This includes three models—the flagship Hero4 Black, the Hero4 Silver and the entry-level Hero, priced at $499, $399 and $129 respectively. GoPro also announced several updates to its popular GoPro Studio desktop editing software and mobile GoPro App.
The Hero4 Black captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at 120fps, and features slow motion effects too. It also features a redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The Hero4 Black also allows extraction of 8.3MP still images from the video. The Hero4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black, excluding some of the features. Hero4 Silver includes a built-in touch display and records 2.7K video at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both cameras can capture 12MP stills at 30 fps, and GoPro claims to have improved Wi-Fi performance in both models. They have expanded the Protune manual control to include colour, sharpness, ISO limit and exposure controls for both photo and video capture. The entry-level Hero can capture high-quality 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps.