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HERO4 Black Pro-quality capture. Simply the best
Specification

Most advanced GoPro ever.

HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to the next level with our best image quality yet, plus a 2x more powerful processor1 that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K60 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. 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 30 frames per second and improved audio,1 HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution for those who demand the best.


2x the performance. 

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.



4K30. 4x the resolution of 1080p.

4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120, 720p240—HERO4 Black is the first camera of its kind to feature ultra high-resolution, high frame rate video as powerful as this. Once the exclusive domain of large, costly cameras, HERO4 Black delivers truly professional video quality in a tiny package. Stunning clarity. Liquid-smooth slow-motion playback. Cinema-quality capture. HERO4 Black brings it all.



Fast, powerful photo capture.

With 12MP Burst photos at a blistering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Black helps you capture the moments you don’t want to miss. Capture single photos, or choose Time Lapse mode to shoot photos automatically at set time intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds—great for gear-mounted shots when the shutter button is out of reach.


Control, view and share with built-in Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®. 

HERO4 Black features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, allowing you to connect to the GoPro App for mobile and Smart Remote.2 The GoPro App transforms your phone or tablet into a live video remote for your camera, offering full control of all functions and settings, easy shot preview and playback, plus sharing via text, email, Facebook and more. The Smart Remote allows you to control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600’ (180m).


Tell a deeper story.

GoPro is working with a wide range of companies to connect their products with HERO4 Black. You’ll be able to do more and tell deeper stories. For a list of supported devices.


HiLight Tag your best moments. 

HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments so you can quickly locate your best clips later for convenient playback, editing or sharing using the GoPro App for mobile or desktop. Just press the HiLight button on the camera or Smart Remote2 to add a HiLight Tag. You can also use the GoPro App to tag your highlights.


World’s most immersive video.

HERO4 Black features SuperView™, a GoPro-exclusive video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure. 



Time Lapse videos made easy. 

Love the Time Lapse videos you’ve seen on the GoPro Channel? Now you can easily create one yourself—without spending hours in the editing room. In Time Lapse Video mode, the camera captures a Time Lapse video automatically. It’s a great way to showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, shareable video.


Auto Low Light mode.

Let the camera do the thinking for you. Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.


QuikCapture convenience. 

Be ready to capture the moment at a moment’s notice with new QuikCapture mode. It turns your GoPro into a one-button camera, allowing you to power on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button. Press once to record video, press and hold for 2 seconds to capture Time Lapse photos. Never worry again about missing an epic shot.


Professional audio performance.

Featuring a powerful new audio system, HERO4 Black captures clean, high-fidelity sound. Its cutting-edge microphone delivers nearly 2x the dynamic range, while a best-in-class audio algorithm ensures your recordings sound smoother and more natural than ever.1 Plus, with its new, integrated ADC (analog-to-digital converter), HERO4 Black is compatible with a wider variety of professional low-sensitivity external mics3 for immersive stereo audio capture and enhanced performance, whether recording voices, an acoustic jam session or a live show. 


Protune™ for photo + video. 

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, Shutter speed, and Exposure—and enjoy the greatest degree of manual control available in a GoPro camera.



Improved camera control.

HERO4 Black features a new dedicated button that allows you to quickly access and adjust camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings more intuitive than ever.


Offload. Edit. Enjoy. 

The GoPro App for desktop is the easiest way to offload and enjoy your GoPro photos and video, make quick edits and share your favorite shots


Weight
Camera: 3.1oz (89g)
Camera with housing: 5.4oz (152g)


Dimensions
Camera: 41.0mm height, 59.0mm width, 29.6mm depth
Camera with housing: 71.3mm height, 71.1mm width, 39.0mm depth


Video Mode

Video Resolution Frames Per Second (fps) NTSC/PAL Field of View (FOV)  Screen Resolution
4K   30, 25, 24  Ultra Wide 3840x2160
4K SuperView 24 Ultra Wide 3840x2160
2.7K  601, 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, Narrow2   1920x1080
1080p SuperView 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24  Ultra Wide     1920x1080
960p 120, 60, 50 Ultra Wide     1280x960
720p 2401, 120, 60, 50, 30 , 25  Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow3 1280x720
720p SuperView  120, 60, 50  Ultra Wide     1280x720
WVGA 240 Ultra Wide    848x480


           
Video Format

H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Time Lapse Video1
Automatically creates video from frames captured at set intervals. Available only in 4K and 2.7K 4:3 resolutions.
Time Lapse Video Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds     


Video + Photo

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

Video Resolution Video Frames per Second (fps) Video FOV
1440p 25, 24 Ultra Wide
1080p 30, 25, 24  Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
720p   60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow4

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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 Mode  Video 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 Resolutions

Resolution  Field 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.

Shutter

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

Shutter Setting Description
Auto (Default)     Up to 2 seconds
Fixed 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds

Multi-Shot Mode

Photo Resolutions

Resolution  Field 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, 30 photos/6 seconds1
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

Shutter

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

Shutter Setting Description
Auto (Default)     Up to 2 seconds
Fixed 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds

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, Shutter speed, 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 Balance, Color, ISO Limit, Sharpness, Shutter speed 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. Options for this setting range from 3000K to 6500K and include Auto and Native. Lower values result in 

warmer tones.
Color
Allows you to adjust the color profile of your video footage or photos.
Color Setting                                            Resulting 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

 

Shutter
Applies only to video and determines the amount of time (in seconds) that the shutter is open. The default setting is Auto.        

Settings Example 1:1080p30 Example 2:1080p60
Auto  Auto  Auto 
1/FPS        1/30 sec  1/60 sec
1/(2xFPS)  1/60 sec 1/120 sec
1/(4xFPS) 1/120 sec 1/240 sec

  
 ISO Mode

Applies only to video and determines how the ISO Limit setting is interpreted.
Setting    Description
Max    Uses the current ISO Limit setting as the maximum ISO value. The ISO value that is applied might be lower, depending on the lighting conditions.
Lock    Uses the current ISO Limit setting as the ISO value. This value does not change in response to the lighting conditions.


ISO Limit

Applies only to video. In low light, higher ISO values result in brighter images, but with greater image noise. Lower values result in lower image noise, but 

darker images.
ISO Minimum and ISO Maximum
Apply only to photos and let you set a range for the camera’s sensitivity in low-light environments.


 Sharpness

Controls the sharpness of your video footage or photos.

Sharpness Setting Resulting 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



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.5


     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 1:10  1:10     2:30     1:10
1080p 30fps SuperView 1:30 1:20  1:15     2:45     1:15
720p 120fps 1:50  1:40 1:30 3:00 1:20

    

Audio
Format: 48kHz sampling rate, AAC compression
Advanced AGC (automatic gain control) with multi-band compressor
Internal Microphone:
Mono
Approximately 2x greater dynamic range (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
External Microphone:
Stereo supported with 3.5mm microphone adapter (sold separately)
High quality ADC (analog to digital converter) to support studio quality external microphones (compared to HERO4 Silver).

 

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. See list of recommended microSD cards
Up to 128GB capacity supported
Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates.

 


Photo + Video Playback
HDTV

Micro HDMI to HDMI cable required (sold separately)
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). See list of 4k TVs that support SD card playback.

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)
See minimum system requirements for 4k editing and playback

 

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