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Several GoPro Hero 4 reviewers thought the product was good quality. A. Moss rated the product 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon in September last year “Picture quality is great”. Adam mentioned “Cant fault the quality” and scored it 80 out of 100. Last year Ainz23 mentioned in their GoPro Hero 4 review on Amazon “Great photo and video quality” however despite that rated the product 20 out of 100.
Easy to Use
A few customers who bought the GoPro Hero 4 wrote that it was easy to use. In September Adam Fox said in his review “The menus on the camera are very easy to use and I got use to them straight away” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Aj rated the product 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The software is fast, free and easy to use”. Antony Smith gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Out of water in rough sea fully scuba clad! Researching a transverse wrist strap now as I dont think the in line mounting will be very easy to use” in his GoPro Hero 4 review.
Eighteen people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Chris scored it 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Also has some useful settings”. Evan said in his GoPro Hero 4 review “The OS on the Hero 4 series is a much more user friendly system to use which makes scrolling through the GoPro's menu much easier”. Jake gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon in September last year “It runs out of juice kinda fast in the best settings”.
Six GoPro Hero 4 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. D. A. G. Charles said in their review “U tube programmes helped tremendously with setting up”. In September last year Herts_mum said on Amazon “It was very easy to set up”. James Woodgate rated this camcorders 5 stars and he said also in September last year “The screen on the back is also very useful for setting up a shot or checking to see what you have taken”.
A number of GoPro Hero 4 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Expert review site Vrworld.com said two years ago “The camera delivers a great user experience in the new GoPro mobile app for Android” in their GoPro Hero 4 review.
One customer concluded that it had a good interface. Gardenna wrote “The mobile phone interface works well and this is unlike any camera he currently owns”.
Some people considered that the GoPro Hero 4 was strong and durable. Amazon Customer said “Great product, really robust” in their review of this camcorders. Barney mentioned in his review of this camcorders in September “Mounting set from Deyard Tech sturdy and very good value” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Billy and he mentioned in September last year “It is sturdy and will take a lot of force to break in the case that is provided with it”.
A few GoPro Hero 4 reviewers who bought the GoPro Hero 4 considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Doccox mentioned in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 on Amazon in September “Enter the waterproof, small, simple camera/video units for the underwater” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. In September last year G.crowley said “I got to 38 m under water and everything worked fine”. G.crowley also mentioned “The controls were very easy to manage, even under water”.
Some GoPro Hero 4 reviewers concluded that the GoPro Hero 4 was well made. Last year Copy Cut said in their GoPro Hero 4 review “20min - LCD bacpac not as fast or intuitive as build in screen in cheap HERO+ - 4K useless, camera is not fast enough to record good quality 4k picture” but even so only rated the product 2 stars. In September last year Helger98 wrote “I mean, GoPro is worldwide, how many units are built? Surely mine will be A Ok? Em, well no” in their GoPro Hero 4 review but even so only rated it 2 stars. Karl said in his review of the GoPro Hero 4 in September this year “It feels well made and robust” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 was reliable. Alexey Nenashev wrote in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 “Fast and Reliable”. Penny J mentioned on Amazon “Shoot & a trusty iPhone”.
One GoPro Hero 4 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was sealed. In September last year Richard wrote “The fact that the resort had good coral sealed the deal”.
Some people who purchased it concluded that it was thick. Antny mentioned in their review a few weeks ago “The fish-eye lense can be excellent for getting nice wide photos, something which I hadn't considered before”. Two years ago Hfz said in their review of this camcorders “I am still at awe of the wide angle its capable of bringing into the frame!I am still in the process of exploring the camera”. This year Karl mentioned in his review of the GoPro Hero 4 “It's really not worth using, so I quickly switched to 2.7K @ 25 FPS (Ultra Wide) which works well for general shooting giving cinema like results with excellent colour”.
Several customers who bought it considered that it was compact. Billy wrote on Amazon “The camera is compact and easy to use for pretty much any age group”. Gadg3tgal said in their GoPro Hero 4 review in September this year “I really loved its compact size” but rated it 40 out of 100. Mr E Zed mentioned a few weeks ago “I wanted something high quality and compact” in his review of the GoPro Hero 4.
Some GoPro Hero 4 owners who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review this year “Compact, lightweight design” and scored the product 4 stars. Digitalversus.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Digital Versus last year “It has nice picture quality and is lightweight, simple to use”.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. John Miller wrote in his review of this camcorders “With the camera being so light and easy to carry and hold its it just great for everything i can think of” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Markyboy rated it 99 out of 100 and wrote “Fantastic image quality, easy to use, small and easy to carry around”.
One person thought the product was good physically. Bev Mattocks rated the product 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Images show physical comparisons with cheap imitation product” in her review of this camcorders.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
A number of people who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. In September Antny rated it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Frames-per-second) means that some cheaper laptops might struggle to properly display them” in their review of this camcorders. Bigcamfan said on Amazon a few weeks ago “As that has a screen at least it's possible the frame a shot” in their review of the GoPro Hero 4. Bobson89 wrote “LSD screen is very useful, you can use it like normal camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Some people agreed that this camcorders was good looking. Last year Adam P wrote in his review “The camera is pretty awesome though and they're constantly updating the app”. Gothrow Bludprint rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review “Even the sound is pretty good”. Jordan wrote on Amazon “It's a great camera for a pretty low price”.
Four GoPro Hero 4 reviewers who reviewed this camcorders considered that it was smooth. This month Adam Fox mentioned on Amazon “The silver edition will record 4K at 15fps, which isnt good if you're filming in 4K, you want it buttery smooth” in his review of this camcorders. Alansworld said on Amazon “The output is sharp, clear and smooth”. Teckgadgets rated it 5 stars and said in their GoPro Hero 4 review “It still looks smooth enough and playback on the 4k tv”.
A few GoPro Hero 4 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 was a good design. This month Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 “Rugged design” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Trusted Reviews also said “Compact, lightweight design”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said in September last year “The Hero4 Silver has the now-classic GoPro design – a black-and-metallic block measuring 2.3 x 1.1 x 1.6 inches (including the protruding lens)”.
Several people who reviewed it thought it had a good case. Jt scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Then spent the next day finding us! How amazing! The outer casing is hardly scratched” in their review of this camcorders. Smc73 mentioned in their review of this camcorders “The gopro packaging itself is excellent for protection coming safely inside it's own waterproof housing in turn inside a clear plastic, hard casing”.
One GoPro Hero 4 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Philip Watson scored it 99 out of 100 and he said “The neat function is being able to invert the gopro”.
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Good Battery Life
A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer wrote “Videos is amazing! The battery life isn't great when filming at” yet gave it a score of 2 stars. B. R. Hendricks said on Amazon “It is simply the best! Thirsty for battery” in their review. C. Pereira mentioned on Amazon “Only little issue is that battery seems a bit limited.”.
Good Technical Features
Eight GoPro Hero 4 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 had good features. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Hero4 Silver has some great features and picture quality.”. Ian wrote in his review “FOV as well as clever features to help capture the "right" moments”. Karl wrote “One of the most useful features is the quick capture function, which allows the camera to switch on” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Ten Industry Awards
Experts in camcorders really like this GoPro camcorder, and have given it several awards.
This video camera received an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.com, PC Mag and Tomsguide.com all of whom concluded that this camcorder was exceptional.
The experts at three other expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camcorder. This GoPro camcorder received a "Recommended" award from both M3.idg.se and Purepc.pl and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.
Video cameras manufactured by GoPro have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just video cameras) and found that GoPro also has excellent reviews across its entire range.
A Best Selling Product
According to sales data from Amazon, the Hero 4 is one the best selling camcorder currently available.
A few GoPro Hero 4 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ian said in his GoPro Hero 4 review “FOV as well as clever features to help capture the "right" moments” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. K. Cramond mentioned on Amazon this month “Then this is easily solved by reading the manual which is fairly comprehensive”. Also this month Mr Julian Angell rated it 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “A conventional screw mount would be a real help in a lot of mounting situations”.
Good Quality Lens
Some customers who bought this camcorders thought it had a good zoom. Arnold said in his GoPro Hero 4 review “No zoom and distorted shape picture even on normal angle so Ive ordered a Sony cam” however despite that rated the GoPro Hero 4 1 stars. Herts_mum wrote on Amazon “The definition is amazing, when you zoom into the images” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
A few people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good lens. C. Pereira said on Amazon in September last year “I am really impressed by the wide-angle lens” in their review of this camcorders. David F. said on Amazon “A fantastic piece of fixed lens camera and quite versatile in aplications”.
One person who purchased it thought it had a good autofocus. Gardenna mentioned on Amazon “Great Fixed Focus Camera” in their review of the GoPro Hero 4.
A few customers thought this camcorders was wifi compatible. In September Bigcamfan said in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “Without the wifi on you can't easily be sure it's recording what you want as there is no screen to frame the shot”. Bigcamfan also wrote “Forgot the fact has wifi and use the on board (terrible) menu system - Add in the extra bacpac for more money”. Brad wrote “The Black edition has the ability to wifi the picture to your phone which i found worked flawlessly”.
One GoPro Hero 4 owner mentioned that the GoPro Hero 4 was good in terms of USB connections. Philfy Phil mentioned on Amazon “I purchased a power cable to power it from the cigarette lighter using a standard USB power adapter” although gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
Good User Reviews
The average user rating of this GoPro camcorder is 87% based on 787 user reviews.
Quite High Movie Megapixel Count
Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Hero 4 the movie megapixel counts range from 2MP to 16MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.1MP. At 12 megapixels, the GoPro Hero 4 has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The GoPro Hero 4 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.
A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.
A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.
Has One White Balance Mode
The GoPro Hero 4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This GoPro camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that came out around the same time as the Hero 4.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
Some GoPro Hero 4 owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorders was not noisy. Amazon Customer said a few weeks ago “If you can live without the wifi it's a great camera, such a shame this noise has not been fixed” and rated the product 3 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Purchased the Silver edition directly from GoPro at the end of October and I wasn't aware of the well known wifi interference noise problem until I read some reviews”. Cje gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 on Amazon “Oh I also have the annoying clicking noise when there is not much background sound”.
Not Full HD
The GoPro Hero 4 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Hero 4 are also not Full HD.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Hero 4 do not have an image stabiliser. The GoPro Hero 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.
Does Not Have an HDMI Port
The GoPro Hero 4 does not have an HDMI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have an HDMI port.
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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the Hero 4 do not have an interchangeable lens. The GoPro Hero 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.
Only MicroSD (Transflash) Memory Card
This video camera supports a microSD memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Display
Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec have a built-in display, however the GoPro Hero 4 does not have a built-in display.
The GoPro Hero 4 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Hero 4 are also not waterproof.
Not 3D Compatible
The GoPro Hero 4 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Hero 4 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
Most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Hero 4 do not have a built-in projector. The GoPro Hero 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Hero 4, the GoPro Hero 4 does not have a night mode.
1 Other reason to consider the GoPro Hero 4
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when GoPro released the Hero 4.
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