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The new GoPro Hero4 has arrived, and it’s raised the bar once again

As hard as others may have tried, we are yet to find a helmet cam that can rival a GoPro, and the bad news for the competition is that the bar has been raised once again with the release of this new GoPro Hero4. Like before, this new Hero4 comes in two different versions; Black and Silver. The range topping Black is where GoPro have really gone to town, and the video below explains what’s new…

So yeah, this new Hero4 Black is seriously powerful, so much so that to be honest it’s probably overkill for most people, and you’ll need a fairly serious computer to go with it if you want to take full advantage of what it can offer, otherwise your computer will no doubt grind to a halt trying to deal with the massive files. Knowing what consumers are like, and considering that this Black camera doesn’t cost that much more than the Silver, I think a load of people will probably want to rush out and buy this one, but I’m not sure that’s such a wise move. Yes it’ll no doubt be incredible, but it’s really a pro piece of kit that’ll require a pro filmer/editor to get the most out of it. Of course it will also work as a point and shoot, but do you really need all the bells and whistles if that’s all you’re going to do? Plus the Silver offers something that the Black doesn’t…

Price: £369.99

I think the more sensible money will be spent on the new Hero4 Silver, as seen above. Ok, so it might not be able to film quite the same jaw dropping frame rate as the Black, but GoPro reckon it’s still better than any camera they’ve produced before, and that’s saying something. Interestingly this Silver camera does offer one thing that the Black doesn’t, and that’s a rear touchscreen. This could well be the thing that makes your average consumer opt for this camera over the Black, so maybe it’s a smart move from GoPro? Watch the video below to exactly what the new Hero4 Silver offers…

If you’re honest, then unless you’re a pro you’ve got to admit that the Silver probably offers all you could ever want, and most likely a whole load more too. We think these things will sell like hot cakes.

Price: £289.99

The two Hero4’s aren’t the only new cameras from GoPro as they’ve also just announced the release of this new ‘Hero’. I think this camera is possibly even more exciting than the first two, and that’s because it offers high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video alongside 5MP stills (at 5 frames per second), for just under a hundred quid! I almost think GoPro could be doing themselves a disservice with this camera because realistically it’s probably more than enough for most peoples needs, and yet it costs a fraction of what the more expensive ones do. As I said before though, I am sure a load of people will just want the fancier ones almost just for the sake of it, but if you just want to film some great video to share with your mates then this could be just the ticket, and it won’t leave a massive dent in your wallet.

Price: £99.99


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