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Gopro Hero 4 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3928 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. People are impressed by the size and usability. The portability and price are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the reliability.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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.

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gopro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1006 user reviews of Gopro Hero 4 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and usability are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the reliability.

price, portability, usability, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action CameraGoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black

 

Up until the recent launch of the GoPro Hero 5 Black, the Hero 4 Black proudly sat as the flagship action camera from GoPro. It was the first GoPro to support 4K at 30fps, where previously this was limited to a far more jittery 15fps.

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

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (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

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

The GoPro Hero4 Black brings a major step up in video performance and some useful improvements to the design and control interface too.

Nov, 2017

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.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

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

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

 

It's expensive, the battery life can be brief and the design might not be ideal, but GoPro's top camera continues to lead in video quality.

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 (which.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Black Standard Edition review

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The GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition isn't the first GoPro camera to capture 4K Ultra HD video, but it is the first to do so at a smooth 30 frames per second (fps). What's more, this matchbox-sized marvel can also shoot Full HD 1080p video at 120fps, making...

Aug, 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.

Great picture quality at 4K resolution ; Ability to capture high frame rates ; 12-megapixel photos at burst speeds of 30 fps ; More image control

Battery life is inadequate ; No preview screen ; Difficult to make menu changes without app

While the Hero4 Black has been discontinued, you can still find it for sale and Hero4 models are still popular with users. But before considering the Hero4 Black, the only question you should ask yourself is whether or not you want to capture 4K. As...

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (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.

4K capture. Slow motion HD capability. Rugged design. ProTune recording. Time Lapse photo option. Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Waterproof to 131 feet with case. Many mounts and accessories available. Includes editing software.

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.

Conclusions The Hero4 Black is the best camera that GoPro makes, and the best action cam that we've tested—and it's priced accordingly. It maintains the small, go-anywhere design that make GoPros the favorite of adventurers and indie filmmakers alike,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

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

 

It's expensive, the battery life can be brief and the design might not be ideal, but GoPro's top camera continues to lead in video quality.

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 : Kelly M (4k.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black 4k Camera Review – For Action Seekers

 

What can I say about GoPro that hasn't been already established as a brand already? The camera itself is a tech success story almost equal to that of the iPhone. GoPro is known throughout the world as the company who makes tiny cameras that you want to...

The big 4K30 compatibility ; Advanced audio algorithm ; New "Hilight Tag" button ; Smartphone compatibility ; Night Photo and Night Lapse ; SuperView ; Protune

No in-camera digital image stabilization ; Battery life can be draining ; No Smart Remote ; No SD Card

It’s GoPro, and they are good. It’s also got 4K30, so that is even better. Assuming you can swing the price, which sounds like it is worth it for a product such as this, what is keeping you from going out there and making professional video?

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.16 / 1.160 / 1160
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

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD / LED
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode:Y
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Storage Media:Memory Card
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / 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:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case:Y / Yes
Universal mount: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.4
Package height:10.4
Package weight:362.9
Package width:24.9

Ports & interfaces

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 / Y / 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 / Y / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / 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)
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
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 / 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,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions: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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.96
Height :5.9
Weight:88 / 89
Width:4.1

White balance

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