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GoPro Hero 4 Camcorder

$319.84
12MP 1/2 110g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Three industry awards
Compact size
Sound quality
962 Reviews + 3 Awards
hwt.dk Silver Product of the Year Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This big total megapixels camcorder has received three awards from experts.

This GoPro video camera received a "Recommended Product" award from website Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement and the expert at review site Hwt.dk gave it a "Silver Product of the Year" award and decided it was very good. Also, the expert at website Lydogbillede.dk gave this video camera an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this big total megapixels camcorder is 84% based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Cnetfrance.fr and computerworld.dk.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this big total megapixels camcorder as brilliant on average. Over 76% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,577 expert and user reviews (including 75 verified purchases), GoPro has excellent reviews for its camcorders. GoPro also has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 95% of those that bought a GoPro camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Sound Quality

One hundred and fifty-six customers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Three years ago Digital Versus said “Sound quality” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Digitaltrends.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Great picture quality at 4K resolution” in their review of this camcorder. Digital Versus also said “Excellent picture quality for an action cam” in their review.

Good Looking

Twenty-four people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Beautiful Video” in their review of this camcorder. Kspradley mentioned in their GoPro Hero 4 review on Bestbuy.com three years ago “The new 4K video is gorgeous as is the 120fps for 1080 video”. Two years ago Lexi said “Takes beautiful pictures” in their review of this camcorder.

Seven owners who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Lasharka wrote in their review of this camcorder “The Hero 4 Black is a well designed, incredible tool for capturing your life”. Niffy wrote two years ago “Love the new design” in their review of this camcorder. An anonymous author rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote “GoPro delivers what it promises -- a well designed, functional camera concept with lots of tools”.

Four customers who bought it considered that it was smooth. Octagneh rated this camcorder a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “At 1080p and 30fps even in direct sun the video is a bit hoppy choppy to me, I run it up to 120fps and it is smooth”. Sean wrote two years ago “The Nexus 9 is fantastic; excellent screen, runs smooth as butter” in his review of this camcorder. Awpsome scored this camcorder a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “30fps at 4k resolution is smooth and crisp” in their review of this camcorder.

Three customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Rfn0509 mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Definitely check it out if you're interested in neat little cameras such as this”. Antonio wrote “This gadget is pretty neat for a compact camera, you will love it if your an active person” in his review of this camcorder. Chewy65 said “This camera is so cool and give such a neat perspective of the activities that you do! Video quality is unbelievable too” in their review of this camcorder.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good case. Whizkid said on Bestbuy.com “It comes with waterproof casing which is helpful” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was rough. C. Hughes wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “There's as rough edge where the back plate meets the aluminium frame”.

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Great App Control

One hundred and twenty-one customers who reviewed the GoPro Hero 4 concluded that it was easy to use. Stuff.tv said “Great app control”. Reviewer wrote on Bestbuy.com “It's lots of fun to use outdoors -- especially with our dog”. Sportshot gave this camcorder a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com three years ago “Spend the extra money if you want to capture near professional quality video with a camera which is and faster and easier to use”.

Twenty-one owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Stuff.tv wrote “Improved menu navigation” in their review of this camcorder. Stuff.tv also said “Extensive manual settings” in their review. Stuff.tv also mentioned “A comprehensive array of new manual settings, plus dazzlingly detailed 4K at 30fps” in their review.

Five customers reckoned that it was easy to setup. Ras1212 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Video and photo quality is phenomenal and the item is very easy to setup and use” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Mbf1959 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “It was harder to set up than I anticipated” in their review of this camcorder. Morgan Olson Marketing Manager wrote in his review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The GO PRO hero 4 silver was easy to set up, understand and the image quality is beyond my expectations” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it had a good interface. Ddobs rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “The interface is pretty easy to understand”. One owner said in their reviews that it had a touch sensitive screen. Alyaarobi mentioned two years ago “Even the touch sensitive back is little better” .

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Robust

Twenty-two owners who reviewed this camcorder thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Speedracer gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 on Bestbuy.com “The case did its job and it films clearly under water”. Sempai said in their review of this camcorder three years ago “Took videos both on land and underwater with amazing results!” . Two years ago Marko wrote on Bestbuy.com “The camera is great, went diving with it” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Twenty-one people who purchased this camcorder considered that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this camcorder two years ago “Compact yet sturdy body”. Noneofyourbisness said “High quality and very durable and tons of parts” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago Sanchozl9 wrote on Bestbuy.com “Very durable and easy to use”.

Seventeen customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. Phil mentioned two years ago “Superlative design, great visuals and sound in an amazingly compressed piece of engineering” in his review of this camcorder. Lucky said in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “The built in wiress monitor feature (using a smartphone or tablet) is worth the price of admission” and rated this camcorder a maximum of 5 stars. Piero Saenz rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This id a great camera, great visual quality, build and support” in their review of this camcorder.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Joe Mero gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “There's a reason why GoPro has rarely any other reliable competitor”. Johnnyg gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Simple to use, reliable, totally fun! Would recommend to anyone”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Sixteen people said that this camcorder was compact. Gadgets.ndtv.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this camcorder “Compact size”. Marines311 said “So small and compact that it can fit almost anywhere”. Middles20 said on Bestbuy.com “Durable, compact and amazing picture quality” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Sportshot wrote in their GoPro Hero 4 review on Bestbuy.com three years ago “Can't use my 3+ batteries, battery life is less and the camera is slightly heavier, which is to be expected if you want a video recorder with twice the processing power” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Rooo wrote “Very good camera, size and alot of accessories and heavy duty”. Two years ago C. Hughes wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It's quite heavy and I find the back is slippy”.

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Digital Versus wrote “Compact, lightweight design”. Three years ago Powderrider gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Lightweight and easily used when in the action of the moment! Easy to review”. Did4 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Great for daily or occasional use and lightweight”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Nancy mentioned in her review of this camcorder “Worth it! Easy to use easy to carry and great for travels!” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. John Miller wrote “With the camera being so light and easy to carry and hold its it just great for everything i can think of”.

One owner thought it was a good body shape. Maharanapratap mentioned on Bestbuy.com “So I'm hoping all the expense went towards the hardware quality, good sensor, strong body” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Very Light

Video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera have weights of between 59g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 110 grams, the GoPro Hero 4 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Features

Lots of Features in AndroidiOS App

Twenty-four customers who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Three years ago Digital Versus said in their review of the GoPro Hero 4 “Lots of features in AndroidiOS app” and gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Bhphotovideo.com scored this camcorder 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Excellent features”. Pphung mentioned “This is a great camera and has improved its features even with the firmware” in their review of this camcorder and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight customers thought the product had good technical guidance. Popeye mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Stills and video of highest quality and on-line instructions very helpful, detailed”. Last year Sharpeye14 scored the GoPro Hero 4 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “I do like the improved manual video capturing features”. Whyneednickname mentioned on Bestbuy.com “It appeared to work fine, so I was satisfied with the help I received”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who reviewed this camcorder thought it was noisy. Soundseed said on Amazon.co.uk “All for nothing really as the video produced in the scenario above in any combination of settings was uniformly awful - noisy, soft and unusable” in their review of this camcorder. Mr David Bennett wrote in his review of this camcorder “Had 2 units delivered within a week and both suffering from the annoying helicopter noise when used on wifi (see youtube as others have said” .


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro Hero 4 is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The GoPro Hero 4 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras of this spec and age.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst maximum video resolution across similar types of camcorder is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of 12 megapixels, the GoPro Hero 4 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average effective megapixels (movie) of big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 9.5MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twenty-one customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Mufthy mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “Hard to navigate without the screen isn't he back.”. Mnsodaldf mentioned on Bestbuy.com three years ago “The screen selections are probably good enough” in their review of this camcorder and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Slim said on Bhphotovideo.com “The small size which contributes to the ease of work and ease ofattachment possibilities negates having a more convenient view screen”.

One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Stlarchitect mentioned two years ago “Very limited use options - no zoom, no format change, no viewfinder/digital screen” in their review of this camcorder yet they gave this camcorder a score of 2 stars out of 5.

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No Optical Stabilisation

Six customers who bought the product mentioned that it did not have a good zoom. Link said on Bestbuy.com “Unfortunately, has no zoom” in their review of this camcorder. Tons said in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “I didn't give it 5 stars due to limited zoom range and difficulty seeing the mode screen in areas that are not well lit, even with my perfect eyesight”. Grunthunter said on Bestbuy.com “The CON is that there is no zoom capability so a more traditional camcorder is a must have companion because the GoPro is NOT a 'do all' camera” although they gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Three people reckoned that this camcorder did not have a good image stabiliser. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder on CNET.com “No option for incamera digital image stabilization and it still needs a housing to be waterproof” but they still gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Digital Versus said “No optical or digital image stabilisation” but they gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Wareable.com said “No optical stabilisation”.

Two people agreed that it did not have a good lens. Ponts mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Amazing resolution and a wide angle lens are a few of the things that make this camera great” in their review of this camcorder but they still rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Lisa mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Also disappointed it did not come with something as simple as a lens cap or bag to put it in for $” in her review of this camcorder however despite that she scored the product 80 out of 100.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder did not have a good autofocus. Njbillt gave it a rating of 20 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Mine is not and there's really no good way to focus it”. Njbillt also mentioned “My video looks horrible from 200 feet in the air because of the focus problem” in their review.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Fourty-two owners said in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 had a good battery life. Three years ago Rinka wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bestbuy.com “The only thing is the battery dies pretty quickly”. Noobie wrote “Everything worked great aside from battery life seems to have decreased”. Two years ago Odin wrote on Bestbuy.com “This is a great gopro! Only downside is the battery life”.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.

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