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GoProHero 4 Preview— The Features to Look Forward To
When it comes to action camera, very few brands stand out. Among the most popular is GoPro, for the simple reason that it can capture images in both earth and water, and under the strenuous of conditions. This is why it remains a favorite, especially among enthusiasts of extreme adventures. From GoPro Hero to GoPro Hero 3+, the brand doesn’t disappoint. So it’s not a surprise why everyone’s dying to find out what’s in store with the GoPro Hero 4. Slated to come out on March 2015, the camera is said to have some really amazing improvements from its predecessor.
It’s rumored to record at a speed of about 120FPS @ 1080P. But first, the basics.
Size and Weight
It won’t be an excellent action camera if it’s bulky and heavy to carry around, and the GoPro made sure they lived up to expectations. Weighing less than 100 grams, you can take the Hero 4 with you over long distances and at varying heights. It also sports a rugged appearance befitting the great outdoors. And, to maximize recording fun, it comes with attachments suited for any extreme sport, from cycling to kite boarding. Some of the rumored add-ons are a mini tripod,helmet mount and bike handlebar mount.
The camera boasts of a 13 mega pixel photo sensor and a lens that is optimized for use in low light. Let’s just hope it will be released on your next spelunking or jungle adventure. It’s also said to have an electronic image stabilization feature, to minimize all that shaking and noise during recording. If Hero 4 does come out with an image stabilizer, it’s one camera that will be hard to beat. The GoPro Hero 4 will also have a remote viewfinder playback, and double side by side lenses that might enable 3D filming. You can just imagine the enjoyment of watching the images you capture on 3D.
It would be hard to record a video in high resolution in 1080p at 120 fps with a slow processor. Thanks to the SoCAmbarella A9 chip and a cortex TM A9 processor that will run on 1 GH, you can enjoy amazing recording speed and resolution. Not to mention, the possibility of being able to run several applications at the same time.
To accommodate underwater filming, the GoPro Hero 4 is protected with a water-proof housing, and features a flat lens that allows recording of up to a depth of 60 meters.
An option for wireless connection will be added, according to some reports. This nifty feature is designed to allow users to share video and pictures on social media sites with ease. It will also have a built-in Wi-Fi module, USB and HDMI ports.
The Hero 4 is also capable of capturing still images and encoding them to various levels from H.264 to MJPEG. Photos can be taken even when it’s recording a video, by the way.
Despite all these impressive features, however, the GoPro Hero 4 remains user-friendly. No need to take video or photography classes just to use it. Although you might need to get a hang of using it while you’re upside down, or are doing something that’s hardly safe.
Although this review on GoPro Hero 4 are based on various leaks and rumors, GoPro still has time to embed all the speculated features before it’s release date. If the company can pull it off, the Hero 4 will be every adventure-seeker’s dream come true..