After it was leaked out to the world last week, GoPro has now officially taken the drape off the latest iteration of its popular rugged camera: the new HERO4. The leaked information is really spot on as there are indeed two versions of HERO4: Black and Silver.
As pointed out earlier, the main feature of GoPro HERO4 Black is its 4K video recording capability and 12-megapixels still photo capture which can done at 30fps regardless for video or still images. Equipped with a new processor that apparently delivers double the performances of its predecessors, the new GoPro HERO4 Black also include other improvements in terms of image quality, audio capture capabilities, low light performance, user interface, and wireless network capability.
Meanwhile, the GoPro HERO4 Silver shared many of the improvements that GoPro has equipped into HERO4 Black but its 4K recording capability is only limited to 15fps. However, the HERO4 Silver does feature something that is not available on HERO4 Black: a built-in touch display that enables users to control the camera, frame shots and playback contents.
That being said, users can actually purchase an optional detachable LCD display called LCD Touch BacPac which is compatible with the new HERO4 Black if they still need to use a display on that camera. As for pricing, the HERO4 Black costs USD 499.99 (RM 1,642) while the HERO4 Silver is listed at USD 399.99 (RM 1,312).
Even though there is no exact release date for Malaysia at the moment, the new GoPro HERO4 will still be made available in our market this coming October according to GoPro’s sole distributor in Malaysia, FunSportz. So, expect to see them at your favourite GoPro retailers very soon.