Visit our Business Solutions website >>

GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5712 reviews of GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the portability and size are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the battery, and there are some critical reviews about the zoom and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 5712 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 4774 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 841 of 4774 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (919)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 617 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas the zoom and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, zoom

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 - SILVER EDITION - ADVENTUREGoPro HERO4 - SILVER EDITION - ADVENTURE

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of GoPro Hero4 Silver 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 opinions. The zoom and color get negative comments.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, color, zoom

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 Silver - SurfGoPro HERO4 Silver - Surf

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (photographymonthly.com)

The New GoPro Hero4 is here!

 

Not only does this mean you can shoot amazing slow-motion effects, but also grab 12MP high-quality stills from the footage. Perfect for extreme sports and action shots. The new Hero4 Black has twice the performance of its best-selling predecessor, in...

Nicholas Woodman, GoPro Founder and Ceo comments: "For the past twelve years, our passion has been to make it easy for people to self-capture jaw dropping, professional quality footage of themselves engaged in their favorite activities. That passion...

Sep, 2014

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver review: Hero4 Silver is the best GoPro for the money

 

For the past couple generations, GoPro's Black model has been the one to buy because like the majority of top-of-the-line models, it had the best features and best performance and was markedly better than the step-down model, the Silver.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze.

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver

 

Underneath the surface, the GoPro's Hero4 Silver is basically the Hero3+ Black Edition—and that's a good thing. Its top-notch performance and new touch-screen display justify this action cam's $400 price tag.

Excellent video quality. Capable of 4K recording. Versatile shooting modes. Touch-screen LCD. Improved menu system

Expensive. Short battery life

Given its position as GoPro's mid-level action cam, you might think the Hero4 Silver ($399.99) is an underperformer like its predecessor, the Hero3+ Silver Edition. But despite its middle child status, its features, performance, and price are in line...

Oct, 2014

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

GoPro Hero4 Silver takes the gold

 

For the past couple generations, GoPro's Black model has been the one to buy because like the majority of top-of-the-line models, it had the best features and best performance and was markedly better than the step-down model, the Silver.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Brent Rose Mike Perlman (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Action Camera

 

After another year of testing and research, we still think the GoPro Hero4 Silver is the best action camera for most people.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Brent Rose (gizmodo.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver Review: Still the Best Action Cams

 

You know how people call every kind of facial tissue "Kleenex," even if it's technically from another brand? These days, GoPro is practically synonymous with action cameras. I can't use any other action cam without someone asking me, "Is that a GoPro?"...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Brent Rose , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver Review: Still the Best Action Cams

 

You know how people call every kind of facial tissue "Kleenex," even if it's technically from another brand? These days, GoPro is practically synonymous

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Hopewell (gizmodo.com.au)

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition: Australian Review

 

For as long as there have been cameras, people have been pointing them at themselves doing stupid things. The best new way to do that is with the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

Great image quality ; Enormous array of mounts ; Excellent all-rounder

Expensive ; Average battery life ; Non-standard charger

There’s no two ways about it: the GoPro range is pricier than ever. The Hero 4 Silver is $498 from Australia’s GoPro distributor.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 action camera software update adds new features

 

The popular GoPro Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver just got a bit smarter and more versatile thanks to a software upgrade that includes new features. The GoPro Hero4 cameras can be updated through the GoPro app for iOS and Android to capture even more...

Consumer review by: h.anastas... (ciao.co.uk)

Camera that does everything

 

I bought GoPro Hero4 Silver in the beginning of summer 2016 for my trip to Ibiza. Because me and my friends wanted to capture the best moments. And it did its work exceptionally well. Not only we managed to record all our underwater adventures but also...

wide angle, options, size, accessories, waterproof, additional cases

hard to use in the beginning, requires to buy remote and memory card

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.16 / 1.160
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.4
Battery life (max):2 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8 / 38
Video recording time:3

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
Universal mount: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro 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:640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,4320 x 3240,4608 x 3456 / Win 98SE, XP, Vista\nMac OS 9.x\nLinux / Windows XP, Vista\nMac OS 9.0 / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
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)
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode: Yes
Scene modes:Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Night, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Touchscreen: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 2160p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:2704 x 1520,848 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 1520,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:83 / 84

White balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual