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GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5003 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. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the viewfinder and zoom. Comments are divided on the connectivity.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, 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 97/100 = 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. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions 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

2017-10

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2071 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. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the zoom and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

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

2017-10

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

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.

2015-04

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black and Hero 4 Silver Review

 

Compact size Very good video quality Plenty of shooting modes

Gets warm quickly Lacks tripod mount Expensive

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black Review: The Best Action Cam Gets Upgraded

 

Compact size Great build quality Superior 4K video quality Strong accessories ecosystem

Heats up during 4K video recording Battery life is disappointing Expensive

There is no doubt that the GoPro Hero4 Black is the best action camera money can buy right now, thanks to its superior 4K 30fps video recording capabilities, great performance, and compact yet sturdy body. That said, the battery life is a big letdown,...

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.

2014-12

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.

2014-09

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...

2017-05

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.

2016-11

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,...

2015-11

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.

2015-04

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...

2015-04

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
Video recording time:3

Display

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

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:10.2 / 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 / 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) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
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, 960p, 1080p, 1440p / 720p,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / 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