Rather than replace the previous range of Hero 3 cameras, the new models are intended to expand on the current range and offer the consumer more choice, although the advanced features of the new premium models are certain to make owners of the current versions desperate to upgrade.
The Go Pro Hero 4 Black is Go Pro’s most sophisticated camera to date and is capable of capturing cinema quality 4K video at 30 frames per second, which is twice as good as its predecessor. It can also film 2.7K video at 50 fps and 1080p video at 120 fps, and has a completely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Other enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance and an easier to use interface.
The Go Pro Hero 4 Silver substitutes the 4K filming capability for touch screen controls that make the camera easier to use. It can record 2.7K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 60fps, and 720p video at 120fps, and has the same image quality as the Black.
The third new camera is a budget version, dubbed simply the Go Pro Hero, and is designed to target a wider market that may not previously have been able to justify spending £200+ on an action camera. The Hero can capture video at up to 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps, has a lower resolution camera, and generally lower specs, but is still a good little camera for novice filmmakers.
Freestyle skier Xavier La Rue and Danny MacAskill have already got their hands on a Go Pro Hero 4 Black and Silver respectively so we can’t wait to see what they produce with them!
The Go Pro Hero will be priced at £100, the Hero 4 Silver £290, and the Hero 4 Black £370. All three will go on sale on 5 October.
What do you think of the new Go Pro Range? Will you be buying one?