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GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4804 reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and zoom. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, reliability, memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Go Pro HERO4- BLACK EDITION - ADVENTUREGo Pro HERO4- BLACK EDITION - ADVENTURE

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2051 user reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, and the zoom and connectivity get critical reviews.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, connectivity, zoom

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 SILVERGoPro HERO4 SILVER

Sep, 2016

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

Ratings in depth The action camera market is expanding at blinding speed, and the best known name in this sector is GoPro. GoPro cameras feature extensively at sports events and they're used by broadcasters like the BBC to capture spectacular wildlife...

Dec, 2014

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: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black

 

The Hero 4 Black is the current flagship of the GoPro range, and it's actually been out for a while. However, GoPro was one of the first manufacturers to offer 4K with the Hero 3 Black, although it provided 15 frames per second, and the Hero 3+ Black...

Great 4K image quality for an action camera ; ProTune modes provide improved quality and control ; Huge range of GoPro and third-party peripherals

LCD panel an optional extra ; More limited mounting bundle than lesser-known, cheaper brands ; Premium price

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

Jan, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

The top-end GoPro Hero4 Black has fantastic image quality and improves on the tested GoPro formula

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jools Whitehorn (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

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

GoPro is in the enviable position of being synonymous with action cameras. The diminutive devices are used widely on TV, as well as by professional and amateur sportsmen and women. The latest model can capture 4K video, but is it worth the high price?...

The Hero4 Black is a fantastic action camera that shoots great quality footage. It's expensive, but you get a lot for your money. Other 4K cameras are available, but none are as small, rugged or cheap as the GoPro.This makes it ideal for capturing...

Apr, 2015

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: (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.

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

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

GoPro. Action cam. For many, the terms are synonymous. It goes to show you just how much success the the company has had in the point-of-view camera market. Its top-end model, the Hero4 Black ($499.99), is priced at a premium, but it's also the most...

Nov, 2015

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.

Before considering the Hero4 Black, the only question you should ask yourself is whether or not you want to capture 4K. As we’ve stated earlier, 2.7K or 1080 will suit the majority of users’ needs. (When this writer carries his GoPro around, I usually...

Aug, 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

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Black's video still the best in the category

 

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.16 / 1.160
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
Video recording time:3

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / LED

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators:Status, WLAN

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

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: 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 / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:4.3GHz / 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 / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode: 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
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode: Yes
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Touchscreen: Yes

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 30
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 2160p, 480p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 1520p, 2160p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions: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 1440,3840 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 / 88 / 89
Width:4.1

White balance

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