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Release Date of the Action 4K Camera GoPro Hero 4 Confirmed

by on August 12, 2014
 

by Stephan Jukic – August 12th, 2014

The release date of the much anticipated GoPro Hero 4 next-generation 4K action camera has finally been confirmed as falling in the month of October of this year.

The new Hero 4 camera, the next model in line after the release of the well-received Hero 3 and Hero 2 cameras from GoPro, will have a series of updated specs built into it that should impress the 4K action filming world once again.

In comparison to its predecessor the Hero 3, the 4 is supposed to come with a much more powerful A9 chip instead of the previous models ARM A7 processor. This will allow the new model to shoot 4K at a decent (though not fantastic) rate of 30 frames per second in comparison to the lowly 15 that came with its predecessor. Given that even many smartphone 4K cameras can now handle 30fps, the improvement from 15 is definitely something that was due in arriving on the new GoPro.

Additonally, the GoPro 4comes with a wonderfully compact, easily mountable body that also happens to be waterproof, which is a must given its intended use as a mobile mountable camera for filming action shots on the front of moving objects.

Other great specs in this compact little shooter will include an FPU-accelerator and Cortex-A9 chip for maximal accuracy and overall quality in every shot, a 13 megapixel photo sensor for shooting in the dark and water penetration resistance for depths of up to a whopping 60 meters (120 feet).

Additionally, the new Hero 4 can record in other resolutions and frame rates such as 1080p HD at a very respectable 120 fps and 720p HD at a very large 240 frames per second (which will be great for doing slow motion shots). 

It will also come with electronic image stabilization, a remote viewfinder, playback capacity and full WiFi connectivity as well as USB 3.0 and HDMI ports for smooth and easy upload of all video recordings to other devices and eventually to a website or social media page.

This little camera will be just as rugged and lightweight as its predecessors and with its capacity for attachment, it should become just as popular as the go-to camera for sports and outdoor action enthusiasts who want to film their movies in beautiful 4K Ultra HD resolution. The attachments that the camera comes with allow it to be pegged onto helmets, bicycles, boats, cars and even ski-poles for fast paced, high resolution filming of movement in either HD or 3,840 x 2,160 pixels of Ultra HD.

The latest available model of the GoPro, the Hero 3 retails for about $340 USD and the Hero 4 is expected to go on sale for approximately $400.

Story by 4k.com

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