October 8, 2014

GoPro HERO4 Officially Goes on Sale

GoPro Hero4
GoPro announced the next generation of their super popular action cams almost two weeks ago, and now word has come in that you can now finally get your hands on the HERO4 Black and Silver editions, as well as the inexpensive HERO.

Like we reported previously, the price of the Black edition is $499.99, while the Silver is $399.99. The inexpensive HERO is just $129.99. You can currently purchase them on B&H, which offers free expedited shipping, or you can also snatch them up on Amazon (though at the time of writing this, the Black edition was currently out of stock).

GoPro HERO4 Silver: B&H; Amazon

GoPro HERO4 Black: B&H; Amazon

GoPro HERO: B&H; Amazon

Here are a few key specs for those who haven't checked them out yet:

Black Edition

  • Supports 4K30, 2.7K50, and 1080p Video
  • Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow Field of View Settings
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Protune for Photo and Video: Gives you manual control over color, ISO limit, exposure, and more
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Auto Low Light and Night Photo Modes

Silver Edition

  • Supports 4K15, 2.7K50, 1080p60 Video
  • Built-In Touchscreen Display
  • Protune for Photo and Video
  • Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow Field of View Settings
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Auto Low Light and Night Photo Modes

HERO

  • Supports 1080p30 and 720p60 Video
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Auto Low Light
  • Skeleton Backdoor for Better Audio

For more information, full specs, videos, photos, and more on the GoPro Hero4, check out our post here, or head on over to GoPro's website    

GoPro Hero4 Silver -- B&H; Amazon

GoPro Hero4 Black -- B&H; Amazon

GoPro HERO: B&HAmazon

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Guys, help: what are the lens specs? MM and F-? I saw no references to this on the official website.

October 8, 2014 at 3:00PM, Edited October 8, 3:00PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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I think the lens is 2.8
This is for the hero 3+ but should be about the same as the 4
Wide FOV - 14mm
Medium FOV - 21mm
Narrow FOV - 28mm
http://gopro.com/support/articles/hero3-field-of-view-fov-information

October 8, 2014 at 4:32PM

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Thanks, Sam!

October 8, 2014 at 10:29PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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Found a video showing it pairing the camera via Bluetooth...I played around trying to make it happen on my GoPro HERO4 Black and could not. I see now that this is a GoPro issue

The cameras that were sold on Monday have a different firmware and the Bluetooth is not operational with that firmware

People who got a pre-release of the Camera have the firmware(1.8) that has working Bluetooth

The video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... H1shsGzdLo

My Firmware is 1.4
These people have 1.8

And 1.8 is not on the GoPro site yet

October 8, 2014 at 4:46PM

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My Bluetooth issue seems not to be an issue
Hi Richard,

Thanks for reaching out to GoPro Support. I'd like to clear up any confusion regarding the use of Bluetooth with your HERO4 camera. We only support the use of Bluetooth for the initial pairing process with the GoPro App.

We utilize Bluetooth so that we can isolate the connection to the camera and help streamline the pairing process. As Bluetooth is not an efficient medium for data intensive / high bandwidth applications, we use Bluetooth to help connect the device then revert to Wi-Fi for streaming, camera control, etc.

Compared to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi allows for better security, higher bit-rates and better range when controlling the camera.

I hope this helps clear things up! Please let me know if you have any questions and I will gladly further assist you.

Many Thanks,
Nick M.
GoPro Support
http://gopro.com/support

October 9, 2014 at 9:47PM

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Good news :D

October 9, 2014 at 1:39PM

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Ragüel Cremades
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So, if we already own a GoPro, is there a way we can trade that in for a lower price to upgrade to the GoPro Hero 4?

October 13, 2014 at 12:15PM, Edited October 13, 12:15PM

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Robert Ruiz
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