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GoPro HERO4 and entry-level HERO 2014 officially announced

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Oct 01, 2014 )    |    Gadgets

GoPro has formally unveiled two new action cameras this year with the new high-end GoPro HERO4 and GoPro HERO 2014. Both devices packs the same shooting experience that GoPro users have been enjoying for the past years. The GoPro HERO4 comes with all the features that GoPro can throw at on its new action cam, the GoPro HERO 2014 on the other hand is s toned down version of HERO 4 which have shave-off a number of features and is marketed at a very affordable price.

The GoPro HERO4 comes in two variants and features a number of connectivity options, HD video recordings, 12 Megapixel camera sensor and a waterproof housing that could go for as deep as 40 meters underwater.

GoPro-HERO4-Black

// GoPro HERO4 Black

The GoPro HERO4 Black is the top variant of HERO4 featuring all the high-end features of the latest action cam. Carrying a new image processor, GoPro HERO4 set a new race in action cams and its alternatives by providing better image quality and even record videos in 4K format at 30 fps. If 4K videos is too much for a daily consumption, the HERO4 Black and also record in 2.7K video format at 50 fps or at full-HD resolution at 120 fps. Aside from video recordings, the HERO4 is also capable of taking high-quality photos at 12 Megapixel resolution and in successive burst mode at 30 fps.

From the highly spec’d hardware, the GoPro HERO4 cams also comes equipped with ProTune™ which gives professionals more freedom with its built-in manual controls for dynamic post-processing manipulations. Also, the new HERO4 Black comes with an improved audio recordings as well as an  input for low sensitivity mics. To make things easier, GoPro includes a new dedicated button to work around with the camera or simply pair the camera with a smart remote control or through an app on a smartphone.

[ GoPro HERO4 ]

12 Megapixel camera

4K video capture at 30 fps

2.7K at 50 fps

full-HD 1080p at 120 fps

12 Megapixel resolution still images with burst mode at 30 fps

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Time Lapse

Night Photo / Night Lapse

Auto Low Light Mode

SuperView

ProTune

HiLight Tag

Better Audio

input for low sensitivity mics

Dedicated Settings Button

Quick Capture Button

Waterproof shell

GoPro-HERO4-Silver

// GoPro HERO4 Silver

The HERO4 Silver on the other hand is basically a HERO4 Black but minus the 4K video recording capabilities. To compensate with the large difference from the Black edition and considerable make itself different, GoPro has added a colored LCD touch screen display on the back which doubles as a dependable settings interface and preview pane for captured videos and images.  Additionally, the HERO4 Silver also has the Black’s connectivity features a new dedicated settings button and quick capture button.

The HERO4 Silver’s touchscreen display is a great new addition to the system but its usability will have to be sacrificed when users of the HERO4 silver attach the waterproof shell. Since users can no longer use the touchscreen display in this mode, users will have to settle back with the integrated dedicated button to access settings and stuff.

 

[ GoPro HERO4 Silver ]

12 Megapixel camera

2.7K video capture

full-HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps

960p at 100 fps

720p at 120 fps

12 Megapixel resolution still images with burst mode at 30 fps

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Time Lapse

Night Photo / Night Lapse

Auto Low Light Mode

SuperView

HiLight Tag

Enhanced Audio

input for low sensitivity mics

Dedicated Settings Button

Quick Capture Button

Waterproof shell

HERO_Feature_0

Along with the new HERO4, GoPro also introduced the HERO 2014 – a stripped down version of the popular GoPro action cameras, instead of setting a new name for the device, GoPro settles for HERO 2014 and offers a basic camera functionality that should welcome new comers and tight budget customers. Serving a basic purpose, the HERO 2014 is considerable cheaper that is HERO4 cousin but has omitted most of its features to compensate with the cost.

The HERO 2014 still captures high quality full-HD 1080p videos at 30 fps or a 720p resolution videos at 60 fps with the ability to take still photos on its 5 Megapixel sensor. Users looking for a basic point and shoot camera with the tough protective features of a GoPro camera can no look further with the new HERO 2014. It offers a basic shooting experience from taking photos as well as videos, so even on a tight budget, owning a GoPro HERO camera has never been easier. Also the HERO 2014 offers the same waterproof shell that build directly into the unit so users won’t have to worry about anything when they promptly decide to use the device right there and then.

In addition to the limited features mentioned above, the HERO 2014 takes out the ability to plug-in an external microphone, the latest audio system, ProTune™ and connectivity support which also removes pairing with a separate smart remote and remote functionality, but the GoPro HERO 2014 still delivers the GoPro experience despite these shortcomings.

[ GoPro HERO 2014 ]

5 Megapixel camera

full-HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps

720p at 60 fps

5 Megapixel resolution still images

Burst mode at 5 fps

Quick Capture Button

SuperView

Auto Low-Light Mode

Waterproof shell

The new GoPro HERO4 and the GoPro HERO 2014 will be available starting on October 5 with pricing as follows:

GoPro HERO4 Black : $499.99 (18K Php)

GoPro HERO4 silver : $399.99 (23K Php)

GoPro HERO 2014 : $129.99  (6K Php)

 

SOURCEGoPro