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GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4845 reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and battery get mixed views. There are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, reliability, memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Go Pro HERO4- BLACK EDITION - ADVENTUREGo Pro HERO4- BLACK EDITION - ADVENTURE

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2071 user reviews of GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the zoom and connectivity. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

reliability, connectivity, zoom

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 SILVERGoPro HERO4 SILVER

Dec, 2016

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black

 

If you're looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K, the GoPro Hero4 Black is the one to get.

If you're looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K, the GoPro Hero4 Black is the one to get

Expensive. Short battery life. No LCD. Clunky interface. Lens shows lots of distortion. Omits image stabilization. Requires optional accessory for tripod use. Doesn't include AC adapter

GoPro. Action cam. For many, the terms are synonymous. It goes to show you just how much success the the company has had in the point-of-view camera market. Its top-end model, the Hero4 Black ($499.99), is priced at a premium, but it's also the most...

Nov, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Neil Matsumoto (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

Even if you're not a pro shooter, the ability to capture in glorious 4K is a worthy investment.

Before considering the Hero4 Black, the only question you should ask yourself is whether or not you want to capture 4K. As we’ve stated earlier, 2.7K or 1080 will suit the majority of users’ needs. (When this writer carries his GoPro around, I usually...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review:

 

GoPro has taken a tiny box roughly the size of a Zippo lighter and turned it into something truly remarkable.

The GoPro Hero4 Black delivers best-in-class video at resolutions up to 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps. Wide assortment of mounting options from GoPro and third-party manufacturers.

Battery life can feel painfully short and due to a redesign you can't use older batteries with the Hero4. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization and it still needs a housing to be waterproof.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver is still our top choice for most people, but if you need the best video quality with the most shooting options, the Hero4 Black is it.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Greg Scoblete (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

 

It's a rare camera that can count A-list cinematographers, action sports athletes, drone photographers and professional sports teams in its user base.

Faster frame rates at multiple resolutions; revamped controls are easier to use; Wi-Fi connectivity more responsive

Short battery life; requires new batteries if you’re upgrading from older model; no manual control over shutter speed

As previously noted, GoPro is no longer the only game in town for serious filmmakers. If you need 4K recording, Sony’s new FDR-X100V offers comparable 4K frame rates and a higher maximum bit rate of 100Mbps. Compared to the Hero4, Sony is also...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Kelly M (4k.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black 4k Camera Review – For Action Seekers

 

What can I say about GoPro that hasn't been already established as a brand already? The camera itself is a tech success story almost equal to that of the iPhone. GoPro is known throughout the world as the company who makes tiny cameras that you want to...

The big 4K30 compatibility ; Advanced audio algorithm ; New "Hilight Tag" button ; Smartphone compatibility ; Night Photo and Night Lapse ; SuperView ; Protune

No in-camera digital image stabilization ; Battery life can be draining ; No Smart Remote ; No SD Card

It’s GoPro, and they are good. It’s also got 4K30, so that is even better. Assuming you can swing the price, which sounds like it is worth it for a product such as this, what is keeping you from going out there and making professional video?

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Mikey Campbell (appleinsider.com)

Review: GoPro Hero 4 Black brings high frame rates to high-resolution video

 

With this year's new Hero 4 Black camera, GoPro introduced a top-notch ruggedized device capable of shooting 1080p at an astounding 120 frames per second and 4K video up to 30 frames per second. But coming in at $499 without remote, is the latest GoPro...

High-quality video recording in an exceptionally small package ; Easy-to-use interface ; Amazing assortment of mounting accessories

Battery life still limited to less than one hour with high-fps, high-res video ; Device becomes warm with continuous filming ; Expensive compared to previous Hero generations

The GoPro Hero 4 Black is, as can be expected, the best GoPro ever made. At $500, plus $80 and up for the Smart Remote and other accessories, it's also one of the most expensive brought to market.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

GoPro's go-anywhere 4K action camera gets a full workout

4K video at 30fps and 1080p at up to 120fps ; Fast and effective Wi-Fi connection, Sturdy mounting system

No screen for viewing your shots – you'll need a smart device ; No zoom ; Slow startup

Ratings in depth The action camera market is expanding at blinding speed, and the best known name in this sector is GoPro. GoPro cameras feature extensively at sports events and they're used by broadcasters like the BBC to capture spectacular wildlife...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras - Pocket-lint

 

As we press the big red and black record button of the new GoPro Hero4, Danny MacAskill, pro trials and stunt cyclist, leaps into action jumping onto a

The new GoPro Hero4 range is very impressive and offers plenty to those who are already users of the camera as well as to newcomers alike.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 4 Black

 

Up until the recent launch of the GoPro Hero 5 Black, the Hero 4 Black proudly sat as the flagship action camera from GoPro. It was the first GoPro to support 4K at 30fps, where previously this was limited to a far more jittery 15fps.

The GoPro Hero 4 Black is an expensive action camera, but it's packed with shooting options and provides great image quality.

Nov, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Black review

 

The top-end GoPro Hero4 Black has fantastic image quality and improves on the tested GoPro formula

Oct, 2015

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