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GoPro Hero 4

GoPro Hero 4
alaScore 98

11134 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11134 reviews of GoPro Hero 4. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but the viewfinder and zoom get less positive reviews. There are some mixed views about the connectivity.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, reliability, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver review

 

As simple or sophisticated as you want it to be, GoPro's Hero4 Silver will impress pros and hobbyists alike with outstanding video and photo quality that far exceeds its humble “action cam” label.

Great video and photo quality ; Simple yet sophisticated ; Vivid touchscreen ; Highly stable Wi-Fi

Limited battery life ; Some issues with pixelation ; Can’t handle bright, direct light

GoPro deserves credit for breathing life back into the stagnant camcorder business. While traditional camcorders have lost their luster, action cameras have gained popularity. Competitors from Sony to Polaroid have challenged GoPro for this turf, but...

May, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Neil Matsumoto (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

Even if you're not a pro shooter, the ability to capture in glorious 4K is a worthy investment.

Great picture quality at 4K resolution ; Ability to capture high frame rates ; 12-megapixel photos at burst speeds of 30 fps ; More image control

Battery life is inadequate ; No preview screen ; Difficult to make menu changes without app

While the Hero4 Black has been discontinued, you can still find it for sale and Hero4 models are still popular with users. But before considering the Hero4 Black, the only question you should ask yourself is whether or not you want to capture 4K. As...

May, 2017

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black

 

Up until the recent launch of the GoPro Hero 5 Black, the Hero 4 Black proudly sat as the flagship action camera from GoPro. It was the first GoPro to support 4K at 30fps, where previously this was limited to a far more jittery 15fps.

The GoPro Hero 4 Black is an expensive action camera, but it's packed with shooting options and provides great image quality.

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black

 

If you're looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K, the GoPro Hero4 Black is the one to get.

4K capture. Slow motion HD capability. Rugged design. ProTune recording. Time Lapse photo option. Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Waterproof to 131 feet with case. Many mounts and accessories available. Includes editing software.

Expensive. Short battery life. No LCD. Clunky interface. Lens shows lots of distortion. Omits image stabilization. Requires optional accessory for tripod use. Doesn't include AC adapter.

Conclusions The Hero4 Black is the best camera that GoPro makes, and the best action cam that we've tested—and it's priced accordingly. It maintains the small, go-anywhere design that make GoPros the favorite of adventurers and indie filmmakers alike,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

GoPro has taken a tiny box roughly the size of a Zippo lighter and turned it into something truly remarkable.

The GoPro Hero4 Black delivers best-in-class video at resolutions up to 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps. Wide assortment of mounting options from GoPro and third-party manufacturers.

Battery life can feel painfully short and due to a redesign you can't use older batteries with the Hero4. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization and it still needs a housing to be waterproof.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver is still our top choice for most people, but if you need the best video quality with the most shooting options, the Hero4 Black is it.

Dec, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver review

 

For the past couple generations, GoPro's Black model has been the one to buy because like the majority of top-of-the-line models, it had the best features and best performance and was markedly better than the step-down model, the Silver.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze.

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver

 

Underneath the surface, the GoPro's Hero4 Silver is basically the Hero3+ Black Edition—and that's a good thing. Its top-notch performance and new touch-screen display justify this action cam's $400 price tag.

Excellent video quality. Capable of 4K recording. Versatile shooting modes. Touch-screen LCD. Improved menu system.

Expensive. Short battery life.

Conclusions The Hero4 Silver is excellent all around, and should fulfill every criterion if you're in the market for an action camera. The touch screen makes it easier to frame your shots and review your footage, but as I mentioned earlier, it's a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

GoPro Hero4 Black Edition review

 

The market-leading action cam's pro-level incarnation is strapped in and ready to roll, but does it live up to the hype?

Extensive manual settings ; Great app control ; Improved menu navigation

Expensive ; No onboard screen ; USB mic only

A fantastic pro-level creative tool for capturing the action, but think hard whether you really need to pay the extra over the Hero4 Silver.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras - Pocket-lint

 

As we press the big red and black record button of the new GoPro Hero4, Danny MacAskill, pro trials and stunt cyclist, leaps into action jumping onto a

The new GoPro Hero4 range is very impressive and offers plenty to those who are already users of the camera as well as to newcomers alike.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

GoPro's go-anywhere 4K action camera gets a full workout

4K video at 30fps and 1080p at up to 120fps ; Fast and effective Wi-Fi connection, Sturdy mounting system

No screen for viewing your shots – you'll need a smart device ; No zoom ; Slow startup

The GoPro Hero4 Black brings a major step up in video performance and some useful improvements to the design and control interface too.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.16 / 1.160 / 1160
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.4
Battery life (max):1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8 / 38
Video recording time:3

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD / LED
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode:Y
Scene modes:Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Night, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Storage Media:Memory Card
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators:Status, WLAN / Yes

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 / 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual / Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case:Y / Yes
Universal mount: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.2 / 10.4
Package height:10.4 / 24.8
Package weight:362.9 / 481
Package width:10.5 / 24.9

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone Out: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB / Mini-USB A

Software

Bundled software:GoPro App, GoPro Studio
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:4.3GHz / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,4320 x 3240,4608 x 3456 / Multi function bay docking station connector / Win 98SE, XP, Vista\nMac OS 9.x\nLinux / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows XP, Vista\nMac OS 9.0 / Y / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920 / 4000 x 3000, 3000 x 2250, 2560 x 1920 / 4000 x 3000\n3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode: Yes
Scene modes:Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Night, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Touchscreen: Yes

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 2160p, 480p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 1440p, 2160p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 1520p, 2160p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p / 720p,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 2704 x 1520,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 2704 x 2028,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,2704 x 1520,2704 x 2028,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,2704 x 1520,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,1280 x 720,3840 x 2160,1280 x 960

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.96
Height :5.9
Weight:83 / 84 / 88 / 89
Width:4.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Daylight, Sunny, Twilight / Auto, Manual