CNET First Look
GoPro pumps up performance and brightens the night with the Hero4Back in Black and Silver editions, the pro-targeted Black captures 4K video at 30 frames per second, while the Silver adds a touchscreen.
[MUSIC] GoPro is back in black, and silver. And the company still wants you to be a hero. And it wants you to do it with the best possible video. Hey there, I"m Josh Goldman with cnet. And this is a look at the Hero4 black and silver edition. They look pretty much the same as the Hero 3 but there are some subtle design changes such as the activity lights. They're moved to the side of the display as well as on top, back, and bottom. The battery now loads in the bottom and it's a new batter, so your old ones won't work. And the wi-fi button is now a settings button that launches a new contact sensitive menu system so there's less digging around for changes. And it doubles as a new tagging button to use while you're recording so you can quickly find an important moment when you wanna play back or edit. Just like the Hero three the black has the best of the best recording options and now records 4k video. At 30 frames per second and 1080p at 120 frames per second. That's twice the speed of it's predecessor. And the Silver, that goes up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and 720p at 120 frames per second. In both you'll find GoPRO's Protune mode. For control over exposure, color and ISO which can be used for view and photos now. And they can shoot 12 megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per second. And for those who want better results in the dark the cameras have night photo and night lapse options so you can keep the shutter open for up to 30 seconds. So yes, the black still has the best recording options, but with the silver you'll be getting one pretty great extra. A built in touch screen to make previewing and changing settings that much easier. There's a lot to test here, and we'll have full reviews soon, but from what we've seen so far, those cameras continue goPro's impressive streak of delivering some of the best video we've seen for the category. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a quick look at the new GoPro Hero Four Black and Silver.