New GoPro HERO4 models include 4K30 and touchscreen



GoPro have announced three new models in the HERO range - the hugely anticipated HERO4 Black, the HERO4 Silver and the HERO, a new entry level model, launching on 5th October.

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GoPro have announced three new models in the HERO range - the hugely anticipated HERO4 Black, the HERO4 Silver and the HERO, a new entry level model, launching on 5th October.  

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The flagship model is the HERO4 Black, the most technologically advanced GoPro ever, firmly aimed at professionals looking to get the highest quality results. It achieves this with faster processing, high speed 4K filming and Highlite clip tagging, to quickly find clips when editing, as well as greatly improved audio and better WiFi connectivity for remote shooting via the GoPro App.

The HERO4 Silver is another high-spec model geared towards enthusiasts. Although the Silver doesn't have the same blistering frame rate as the Black (it films 4K at a still impressive 15 fps compared to the Black's 4K30fps), it does have an integrated touchscreen, making it the first GoPro you can review and share footage on without adding a BacPac.

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As well as improvements to the frame rate, the HERO4s also feature updates to the body and housing, making them easier to handle in the field, as well as WiFi for remote shooting. A better placed battery slot with easy access trapdoor replaces the often fiddly rear door of the HERO3 & 3+ and a newly developed battery has been designed to withstand the demands of 4K filming. This is a major selling point as it means the battery life is virtually identical to the HERO3s despite the much better frame rate.

Both Silver and Black models give you greater shooting flexibility. GoPro's improved ProTune offers manual control of colour and exposure settings for more responsive shooting. Night Mode and Night Lapse along with improved low-light performance will let you get creative after dusk.

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The basic GoPro HERO model is an uncomplicated and easy-to-use entry-level GoPro that still manages to deliver impressive Full HD footage without breaking the bank.

Very much a no-frills option, with no WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity, the affordable HERO is the unglamorous work-horse of the GoPro line that is perfect for multi-camera setups thanks to its sub £100 price tag. The HERO is built into waterproof casing with an integrated battery making it about as simple as it can be to get 1080p30fps footage.

Competitively priced with the same crowd pleasing functionality, the HERO4 Black, Silver and HERO look set to continue GoPro's dominating share of the action camera and camcorder market.