GoPro Inc., whose cameras are oft used for commercial and hobbyist unmanned aerial vehicle photography, has unveiled what it says is the highest-performance line of capture devices it has ever made, the HERO4.
HERO4 is available in two editions: HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro says its technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver).
HERO4 Black captures 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at 120fps – virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow-motion effects, says GoPro.
HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high-fidelity sound with two times the dynamic range of previous models. 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.
HERO4 Silver, which includes a built-in touch display, delivers the same image quality as that of the HERO4 Black, less some of the higher-performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120.
The new line will be available Oct. 5. “We can’t wait to see what the world captures with it,” says Nicholas Woodman, CEO and founder of GoPro.