In somewhat of a surprise GoPro unveiled their new Hero4 line of action cameras. The GoPro Hero, the Hero4 Silver and the Hero4 Black. The release date to buy the new cameras is October 5th, so please hold off on your skydiving, scuba diving, and other adventures.
The three new models vary in price and specs, starting at $130 for the GoPro Hero which is the cheapest 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second or 720p HD video at 60 fps, as well as 5-megapixel stills. The Hero4 Silver, which retails for $400, doesn’t have 4K video capabilities. It shoots 1080p HD at 60 fps, but comes with a touchscreen display and playback function. This new screen is a welcomed change from the previous models which didn’t come built in with any screens. The Hero4 Black retails for just under $500, and shoots 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7K video at 50 fps and 1080p video at 120 fps. It has a doubly powerful processor, according to GoPro, also shoots 12-megapixel still photos at 30 fps.
The new cameras bring a range of action cameras for every use. The cheap model will allow filmmakers to put their GoPro’s in more dangerous locations without worrying about destroying a $400 0r $500 camera. Then on the flip side the new Hero4 Black will shoot 4K video in extreme locations and help allow indie filmmakers to shoot high quality video.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about the new GoPro cameras, and if you’ll upgrade your collection to these new models.