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Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7305 reviews of Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The size and usability also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 617 user reviews of Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 - SILVER EDITION - ADVENTUREGoPro HERO4 - SILVER EDITION - ADVENTURE

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1404 user reviews of Gopro Hero 4 Silver Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The size and usability are also appreciated.

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87% 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, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver review

 

As simple or sophisticated as you want it to be, GoPro's Hero4 Silver will impress pros and hobbyists alike with outstanding video and photo quality that far exceeds its humble “action cam” label.

Great video and photo quality ; Simple yet sophisticated ; Vivid touchscreen ; Highly stable Wi-Fi

Limited battery life ; Some issues with pixelation ; Can’t handle bright, direct light

GoPro deserves credit for breathing life back into the stagnant camcorder business. While traditional camcorders have lost their luster, action cameras have gained popularity. Competitors from Sony to Polaroid have challenged GoPro for this turf, but...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver takes the gold

 

With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a built-in touchscreen, the Hero4 Silver is the GoPro we'd pick to shoot with.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze.

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver

 

Underneath the surface, the GoPro's Hero4 Silver is basically the Hero3+ Black Edition—and that's a good thing. Its top-notch performance and new touch-screen display justify this action cam's $400 price tag.

Excellent video quality. Capable of 4K recording. Versatile shooting modes. Touch-screen LCD. Improved menu system.

Expensive. Short battery life.

Conclusions The Hero4 Silver is excellent all around, and should fulfill every criterion if you're in the market for an action camera. The touch screen makes it easier to frame your shots and review your footage, but as I mentioned earlier, it's a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Brent Rose Mike Perlman (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Action Camera

 

We'll update this piece with our latest test results in the new year, but we think the GoPro Hero5 Black is the best action camera currently available.

Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

GoPro Hero4 Silver Review: A Superior Action Cam

 

The Hero4 Silver is a very capable action camera well worth the price for the quality, usability and availability of great accessories. It also stands out among all the action cameras we've tested for its large, bright LCD touch screen — which makes it...

Sharp images with fine color detail ; Bright 1.7-inch touchscreen LCD ; Easy control over Wi-Fi and mobile app ; Access to huge selection of mounts and cases

Video and photos can look a tad hazy ; Case muffles audio

The Hero4 Silver achieves the best balance of quality, price and usability among action cameras, while supporting oodles of accessories.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero4 Silver takes the gold

 

With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a built-in touchscreen, the Hero4 Silver is the GoPro we'd pick to shoot with.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze.

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Silver takes the gold

 

With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a built-in touchscreen, the Hero4 Silver is the GoPro we'd pick to shoot with.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver produces some great video for an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame-rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze.

It still needs a housing to be waterproof. Battery redesign means you can't use your old batteries and battery life will still be too short for some. No option for in-camera digital image stabilization.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

GoPro Hero4 Silver Standard Edition review

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The first ever GoPro camera to feature a built-in touchscreen display, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition is a tiny, lightweight camera that can still shoot 4K UltraHD video. It shoots great video in daylight and has a versatile set of features too, but...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Luke Hopewell (gizmodo.com.au)

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition: Australian Review

 

For as long as there have been cameras, people have been pointing them at themselves doing stupid things. The best new way to do that is with the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

Great image quality ; Enormous array of mounts ; Excellent all-rounder

Expensive ; Average battery life ; Non-standard charger

There’s no two ways about it: the GoPro range is pricier than ever. The Hero 4 Silver is $498 from Australia’s GoPro distributor.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

This product has amazing quality I couldn't be happier with it, and I would recomend it to anyone who is active.

 

The quality is good.

It can get blurry but it doesn't stay like that.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.16 / 1.160 / 1160
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.4
Battery life (max):2 / 3
Battery performance:1160
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8 / 38
Video recording time:3

Display

Built-in display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode:Y
Scene modes:Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Night, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Storage media:Memory Card
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:12

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1574.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount:Y
Underwater case:Y / Yes
Universal mount:Y
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB / Mini-USB A

Software

Bundled software:GoPro App, GoPro Studio
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Yes

Still Image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920 / 4000 x 3000, 3000 x 2250, 2560 x 1920 / 4000 x 3000\n3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Night mode: Yes
Scene modes:Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Night, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Slowest camera shutter speed:30
Touch screen: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 30 / 60
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 2160p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p / 720p,1080p,1440p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:2704 x 1520,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,2704 x 1520,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,1280 x 720,3840 x 2160,1280 x 960

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.93 / 2.96

White Balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual