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GoPro’s Latest Hero Action Cams Now Available

By Anthony Thurston on October 8th 2014

GoPro announced their latest Hero4 editions early last week, and now they are available for your purchasing pleasure.  These truly are the latest and greatest in action cam technology, but the question is, will you be rushing out to get one?

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What’s New – GoPro Hero4 Black

  • Supports 4K30, 2.7K50, and 1080p Video
  • Capture 12MP Photos at 30 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens + SuperView
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Interval Capture for Time LapseProtune Mode for Video and Photo
  • External Microphone Support
  • One-Button Operation with QuikCapture
  • Auto Low Light and Night Photo Modes
  • Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included

Personally, I don’t have much use for a GoPro in my everyday life or professional shooting style. But I will not lie and say that they don’t appeal to me. I have always wanted one to play with now and then, but have never been able to justify the cost. Unfortunately, that has not changed with these new versions.

That said, if you are a GoPro nut and use these for everything, I can totally see this being a product that you want to upgrade to ASAP. I know I will be seriously considering the new budget “Hero” version, since it fits better with my hobby budget.

You can find all of the new GoPro versions available now over on B&H.

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What are your thoughts on the new GoPro editions announced and now released? Do you see yourself going out and upgrading to one of them? Leave a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jeff Morrison

    It’s on my wish list…..

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  2. Michał Obuchowski

    the low-light capabilities will hopefully add a new dimension to even (concert/performance) recording. I often find myself using my trusty original HD Hero to add an extra ‘continuity’ angle during unevenly lit concerts or theatrical performances and the extreme dynamic range of the scenes, coupled with pretty abysmal low-light noise means I can only use the footage in dire need – and often in black and white only. Hero 4 promises to deliver supreme low-light… it’s high time to upgrade! :)

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  3. Joseph Wu

    I wonder why they raised the price of the lineup by $100 compared to last years. I doubt it’s getting more expensive to make..

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  4. Barry Cunningham

    If I were going skydiving anytime soon, one would definitely be on my bucket list.

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  5. Ben Perrin

    These things are so awesome and they only keep getting better! I’m kinda with you though Anthony. They really only come out occasionally. Still they aren’t expensive and if I was a sports nut I could see myself using these things constantly.

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