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GoPro Hero4

New Cams Announced from GoPro

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GoPro has the most well known and used action cameras on the planet. They have built an empire, but are not resting on the laurels of past success. Their designers and engineers are constantly working to improve and bring us the best footage possible from these tiny little boxes. On October 5th, there will be 3 new cameras to choose from.

Hero4 Black

The Hero4 Black is the new Flagship. Where the Hero 3+ Shoots 4K resolution at 15fps, the Hero4 now shoots 4K at the industry standard and way more usable 30fps. You can also record 2.5K resolution at 50fps and 1080, 960, and 720P at 120fps. It also features a 2X faster processor and shoots 12MP photos at up to 30fps and costs $499.99.

Learn more about the GoPro Hero4 Black here.

Hero4 Silver

The Silver edition is the mid tier camera and features a built in touch screen display which is pretty cool for framing your shots and viewing your footage. It's a lot like the Hero4, but does not shoot at 4K resolution. It does shoot 1080P at 60fps and 720P at 120fps and costs $399.99.

Learn more about the GoPro Hero4 Silver here.

Hero

Rounding out the new line up is the GoPro Hero. This is a budget friendly camera only costing $129.99. It shoots 1080P at 30fps and 720P at 60fps as well as 5MP photos at up to 5fps.

Learn more about the GoPro Hero here.

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Old Sep 30, 2014, 08:48 PM
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The new GoPro hero base model looks very appealing.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 02:23 AM
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does the base model offer live video out and how good is it when compared to sj4000.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 02:45 AM
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I would also like to know if the base model supports FPV. Does anyone know?
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 05:10 AM
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does the base model offer live video out and how good is it when compared to sj4000.
LOL.

1. Customer support.

2. look at 1.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 06:06 AM
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Why do they keep making better electronics but still have such poor quality lenses? They should either have quick-change lenses or make a high quality zoom lens (optical zoom). For FPV it would be really nice to have a way to make the zoom controlled by the RC transmitter.



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Old Oct 01, 2014, 11:10 AM
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"high quality zoom lens"... contradiction of terms
Aren't they expensive enough ?
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I've asked customer support regarding the FPV capabilities of the base model. I will let you know if they answer. If someone knows anything about this in the meantime, it would be very appreciated.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 12:44 PM
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geez a hero 4 already . They are really trying to make peoples newly bought go pros worthless. my hero3 black is less then 6 months old and already 2 models obsolete now. Might as well give it away when the hero5 comes out next month. lol. Maybe a hero6 for christmas time? They are trying out the iphone tactic. improve very little ,release new ones very fast.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 01:26 PM
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See the bright side, now you can sell me your obsolete stuff for half price
Fast! when they announce gp5, the price will be 1/4 at most
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 07:34 PM
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Keep in mind, GoPro's normal release cycle is a new set of Hero models once a year just in time
to keep them ahead of any possible competition and meet the holiday rush.
This last year was special, because the Hero3 released this time last year had serious hardware issues
(huge battery sucker, lock-ups and overheating on the Black, compounded by issues with
the recommended Sandisk cards) and so forth.
The Hero3+ was released mid cycle to fix the issues with the Hero3. I happen to know that GoPro
dumped thousands of discounted/free Hero3's into some people's hands when the 3+ came out,
just to get em out of their stock.
Unfortunately they also blew the 3+ release with an improperly focused lens
on every camera in the first three production cycles, which they
tried to fix quietly after we beat them up badly about it here and the gpusers forum.

The H4 is back on their normal release cycle. Hopefully it won't come out with any big flaws.
I still believe in the GoPro products.
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 12:25 AM
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I wish they could keep their top their product at a constant price and still keep it up to date. Like apple does with the new iPhones. $500 for 4K is still a super good price.
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 05:12 AM
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I've looked at the Go Pro and went with a JVC GC-AX2, smaller, the ADIXXION is waterproof out of the box to a depth of five meters (16.4 feet)the optional plastic housing makes it good to 40m (130ft) and the lens is on the end rather than the front with more features than offered with the Go Pro....

http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL029293
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 05:47 AM
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Unfortunately they also blew the 3+ release with an improperly focused lens
on every camera in the first three production cycles, which they
tried to fix quietly after we beat them up badly about it here and the gpusers forum.

The H4 is back on their normal release cycle. Hopefully it won't come out with any big flaws.


GoPro is getting a very bad reputation after all the 3+ problems and problems with customer service. They should have recalled all the cameras 3+ from the first. The 4 will have to be out for a long time with no bad reports before I would ever consider purchasing one.


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Old Oct 02, 2014, 08:36 AM
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I've asked customer support regarding the FPV capabilities of the base model. I will let you know if they answer. If someone knows anything about this in the meantime, it would be very appreciated.
I got feedback from GoPro support. Apparently they can't tell yet:
"Regarding the FPV and the new HERO camera we have not tested the camera for that purpose, but as we approach the launch date there should be more information available in our website. "

Hmmm ...
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