GoPro has announced the latest iteration of its tiny cameras – which can now shoot 4K video.
There’s three new cameras:
Top of the line is the Hero 4 Black, which the company claims doubles the performance of its predecessor – capturing 4K video at 30fps, or 2.7K video at 50fps, or old-fashioned 1080p video at 120fps (which should make for some excellent slow-mo footage). It can also shoot stills at 12MP – up to 30 photos per second in burst mode.
The new model also has apparently improved wifi and bluetooth connectivity, to provide for faster connections and better connectivity. There’s also apparently an improved user interface. It’ll set you back £369.99.
In mid-range there’s the Hero4 Silver – which can shoot 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. Like the black, it too can shoot 30 stills per second at 12MP and has the same wifi/bluetooth improvements. Perhaps most interestingly, it also comes with a touchscreen interface on the back, which will hopefully make things easier than fiddling about with physical buttons. It’ll cost £289.99.
Both new cameras also come with new features: Including an improved low-light mode with custom exposure settings, and the ability to tag moments when recording (via remote or app, presumably), so that when you import video to your computer you’ll have it flagged where the exciting parts are.
In addition to all that there’s simply the GoPro Hero, an entry-level device that can shoot 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps – all for only £99.99. Lovely.
The company has also announced a new remote, for tagging, new battery pack that will double camera battery life and a new handgrip.
The Hero4 line will be available from October 5th. We’re looking forward to trying them out.
Update: GoPro has released this dramatic video showing what the new cameras are capable of: