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Meet GoPro’s new cameras: HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver and the $129 entry-level HERO

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition

GoPro has a new range of portable action sports cameras that you can attach to your helmet, surfboard, bicycle or four-legged companion.

The company has three new cameras: The HERO4, separated into two tiers called Black and Silver, and a new entry-level option simply called the HERO.

The HERO4 Black is the most drool-worthy option, boasting 4K video recording at 30 frames per second or 2.7K footage at 50 frames per second. Full HD (1080p) has been bumped up to an eye-watering 120 frames per second and you can grab 8.3-megapixel photos from all of your recordings. If you’re not shooting video, the Black edition can take 12-megapixel images with a burst mode of 30 images per second. All of this will set you back $499.

A slightly less expensive option is the HERO 4 Silver. The same 12-megapixel stills are on offer, but video recording is limited to a slightly less spectacular 2.7K at 30 frames per second, full HD (1080p) at 60 frames per second and 720p at up to 120 frames per second. It’ll be available on store shelves for $399.


If 400 smackeroonies is still well beyond your price range, GoPro is teasing newcomers with a new beginner-friendly HERO model. It costs a more palatable $129 and offers full HD (1080p) footage at 30 frames per second, or 720p at 60 frames per second. More than enough for the casual user, I imagine.

GoPro (via Press Release)

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Published September 29, 2014 — 11:58 UTC