GoPro has officially announced a new line of the company’s massively popular HERO action cameras – the GoPro HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver, and an all-new entry-level variant that’s simply called the HERO.
“For the past twelve years, our passion has been to make it easy for people to self-capture jaw dropping, professional quality footage of themselves engaged in their favorite activities,” said GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “That passion led us to embark on our most ambitious design and engineering effort ever, and the result is nothing short of the ultimate GoPro—the HERO4 Black. We can’t wait to see what the world captures with it.”
The HERO4 Black is the new high-end flagship model that’s now almost two times more powerful than its predecessor. It now features 4K resolution video capture at 30fps with the extra ability of taking 8.3 megapixel stills at the same time or 12-megapixel stills at burst speeds of 30 shots per second when not recording video. It is also capable of faster frame rates at higher resolutions including 50fps at 2.7K and 120fps at 1080p as well as being equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
With the HERO4 Silver, GoPro didn’t just make a lower-specced version of the Black edition, they also added a unique and new feature exclusive for the Silver edition – a touch display. The HERO4 Silver’s touch display can be used for camera control, shot framing, and even playback making it extremely convenient and easy to use. It can capture video at 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps as well as 12 megapixel stills at burst speeds of 30 photos per second. It also comes with the same Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as the Black edition.
Lastly, with its new line of action cameras GoPro has unveiled an affordable entry-level model called the HERO. The camera comes built into a waterproof housing and can capture 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps as well as 5-megapixel photos at 5 frames per second. It also features a new QuikCapture mode that enables users to quickly and easily start recording with a press of a button.
The new GoPro line will be available sometime in early October at select retailers for an SRP of $499 for the HERO4 Black, $399 for the HERO4 Silver, and a very affordable $129 for the entry-level HERO.