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GoPro HERO 4 BLACK

$499.95
SKU: CHDMX-401

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Introducing HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K50 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. New Protune™ settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131’ (40m) with 12MP photos at a blistering 30 frames per second and improved audio, HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution.

With a 2x more powerful processor, 2x faster video frame rates and even better image quality than its best-selling predecessor, HERO4 Black delivers footage that’s sharper, richer and more detailed.1 Combined with powerful new features and technologies—and improvements to audio, usability, wireless connectivity and more—HERO4 Black is the most advanced, highest-performing GoPro ever

What's Included:

  • HERO4 Black Camera
  • Standard Housing 131’(40m)
  • Skeleton Backdoor
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Quick Release Buckles
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm (Mounting Hardware)
  • USB Cable

 

Video Resolutions

Video ResolutionFrames Per Second (fps) NTSC/PALField of View (FOV)Screen Resolution
4K 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 3840x2160
4K SuperView 24 Ultra Wide 3840x2160
2.7K 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium 2704x1520
2.7K SuperView 30, 25 Ultra Wide 2704x1520
2.7K 4:3 30, 25 Ultra Wide 2704x2028
1440p 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 1920x1440
1080p 120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium,1
Narrow
1920x1080
1080p SuperView 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 1920x1080
960p 120, 60, 50 Ultra Wide 1280x960
720p 120, 60, 50, 30 , 25 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 1280x720
720p SuperView 120, 60, 50 Ultra Wide 1280x720
WVGA 240 Ultra Wide 848x480

1 Medium FOV is not available for 1080p120 and 1080p90.


Video Format

H.264 codec, .mp4 file format


Video + Photo

Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time. Available intervals are 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds.

Video ResolutionVideo Frames per Second (fps)Video FOV
1440p 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium
1080p 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
720p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide2, Medium, Narrow

2Ultra Wide is not available for 60 fps.

Looping

Record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.


Advanced Video Capture Settings

SuperView™

SuperView video mode captures the world's most immersive wide-angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, and it provides full widescreen playback.

SuperView Settings
SuperView ModeVideo Resolution
4K SuperView 3840 x 2160
2.7K SuperView 2704 x 1520
1080p SuperView 1920 x 1080
720p SuperView 1280 x 720
Auto Low Light

Auto Low Light mode automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium- and low-light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate.


Photo Mode


Photo Resolutions

ResolutionField of View (FOV)Screen Resolution
12MP (Default) Wide 4000 x 3000
7MP Wide, Medium 3000 x 2250
5MP Medium 2560 x 1920

Continuous Photo (up to 30 seconds)

Hold down the shutter button to continuously capture a series of photos until shutter button is released.

Continuous Interval

3 photos/1 second (Default)

5 photos/1 second

10 photos/1 second

Night Photo

Capture a single photo with a customizable exposure time of up to 30 seconds.


Multi-Shot Mode


Photo Resolutions

ResolutionField of View (FOV)Screen Resolution
12MP (Default) Wide 4000 x 3000
7MP Wide, Medium 3000 x 2250
5MP Medium 2560 x 1920

Burst

Capture up to 30 photos per second.

 

Burst Rate

30 photos/1 second (Default), 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds

10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds, 10 photos/3 seconds

5 photos/1 second

3 photos/1 second

 

Time Lapse

Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals.

Time Lapse Photo Intervals

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds

 

Night Lapse

Capture a series of photos at specific intervals and exposure times.

Night Lapse Photo Intervals

15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds

2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes


Advanced Video and Photo Capture Settings

Protune™

Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, and advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure—and enjoy the greatest degree of manual control available in a GoPro camera.

  • Captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for professional productions.
  • Protune enables manual control of White BalanceColorISO LimitSharpness, Shutter and Exposure Value Compensation for advanced control and customization of your videos and photos.
  • Protune is available for all video and photo resolutions.
Protune Settings

White Balance

Adjusts the overall color tone of videos and photos.

White Balance SettingRecommended Lighting Conditions
Auto (Default) Automatically adjusts the color tone based on the environmental conditions
3000K Warm light (incandescent or sunrise/sunset lighting)
5500K Slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight)
6500K Cool light (overcast conditions)
Native Industry standardized optimized color

Color

Allows you to adjust the color profile of your video footage or photos.

Color SettingResulting Color Profile
GoPro Color (Default) GoPro color-corrected profile (same great color as when Protune is turned off)
Flat Flat, neutral color profile that can be color-corrected to better match footage captured with other equipment, offering more flexibility in post-production

ISO Limit

Adjusts the camera's sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.

Protune for Video ISO Limit
SettingResulting Video Quality
6400 (Default) Brighter video in low light, increased image noise
1600 Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise
400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise
Protune for Photo ISO Limit
SettingResulting Photo Quality
800 (Default) Darker photo in very low light, increased image noise
400 Darker photo in low light, moderate image noise
200 Bright photo in indoor lighting, marginal image noise
100 Bright photo in outdoor daylight, minimal image noise

Sharpness

Controls the sharpness of your video footage or photos.

Sharpness SettingResulting Quality
High (Default) Ultra sharp video or photo
Medium Moderately sharp video or photo
Low Softer video or photo that allows for more flexibility in post-production

Shutter

Applies only to Night Photo and Night Lapse and determines the amount of time that the shutter is open. Auto applies only to Night Photo.

Shutter SettingDescription
Auto (Default) Up to 2 seconds
Fixed 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds

Exposure Value Compensation (EV COMP)

Affects the brightness of your video. Adjusting this setting can improve image quality when shooting in environments with contrasting lighting conditions.

EV COMP Settings
-2.0
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
0 (Default)
+0.5
+1.0
+1.5
+2.0
Spot Meter

Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming the outdoors from within a car).

QuikCapture

With the press of a button, the camera automatically turns on and begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos.


Image Quality + Optics

  • Ultra sharp image quality with all-glass lens
  • Ultra wide-angle field of view with reduced distortion

Battery + Charging

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated at 1160mAH, 3.8V, 4.4Wh
Battery Life

The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.3

  With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App With Wi-Fi Off + Using Battery BacPac™ With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™
Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time
4K 30fps 1:05 0:55 0:50 2:00 0:50
2.7K 48fps 1:05 1:00 0:55 2:10 0:55
2.7K 30fps (4:3) 1:10 1:05 0:55 2:15 0:55
1080p 120fps 1:10 1:05 1:00 2:20 0:55
1080p 60fps 1:20 1:15 1:10 2:30 1:10
1080p 30fps SuperView 1:30 1:20 1:15 2:45 1:15
720p 120 fps 1:50 1:40 1:30 3:00 1:20

3 Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.


Audio

  • Internal Microphone:
    • Mono
    • Approximately 2x greater dynamic range (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
  • Format: AAC compression, advanced AGC with multi-band compressor
  • Increased audio range by approximately 10dB (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
  • Studio quality external microphone support.

Ports

Mini USB
  • Charging
  • Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
  • Supports 3.5mm stereo microphone via optional adapter (sold separately)
  • Supports playback to composite TV via optional cable (sold separately)
Micro HDMI
  • Supports playback to HDTV via optional cable (sold separately)
  • HDMI playback is certified up to 1080p
microSD
  • Memory card

Storage

  • microSD memory card with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required.
  • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates

Photo + Video Playback

HDTV

Micro HDMI to HDMI cabel required (sold seperately)

Note: HDMI playback depends on the resolution of the device and is certified up to 1080p.

TV

Mini USB to composite cable required (sold separately)

Direct playback may be available using the microSD card and a USB card reader (sold separately).

LCD Touch BacPac™ (sold separately)

Attach to your camera for preview and play back of videos and photos.

GoPro App

Use your phone or tablet to preview and play back videos and photos.

Computer

Connect via mini USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from the microSD card to your computer.

Minimum system requirements for best playback on Mac® and Windows® computers
  • Mac OS® X 10.8 and later / Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo™ or Intel® Dual Core™
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mac: Graphics card shipped with Intel® Dual Core Macs or better / Windows: Graphics card that supports OpenGL1.2 or later
  • 5400 RPM internal hard drive (7200 RPM drive or SSD recommended)
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