GoPro Hero4 availability and pricing

GoPro, enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, has officially unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at RRP R7 499.00 and HERO4 Silver at RRP R5 999.00.
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GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences.

HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time- bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The HERO4 Black is simply the highest performance GoPro yet.

HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black.

The new HERO4 line will be available in South Africa on 15th November at select retailers such as Cape Union Mart, Incredible Connection, Makro, Total Sports, Outdoor Warehouse, and more (nationwide).

"For the past twelve years, our passion has been to make it easy for people to self-capture jaw dropping, professional quality footage of themselves engaged in their favorite activities,‖ said GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. ―That passion led us to embark on our most ambitious design and engineering effort ever, and the result is nothing short of the ultimate GoPro—the HERO4 Black. We can’t wait to see what the world captures with it."

HERO4 Black – 2x the performance, yet again.


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The flagship HERO4 Black builds upon GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning technology to deliver the next level of GoPro image quality, versatility and performance:
  • Incredible ultra high definition 4K video at 30fps allows for life-like video capture as well the ability to extract 8.3 megapixel video stills to use as photos
  • Faster* high resolution frame rates of 2.7K at 50fps and 1080p at 120fps
  • 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second
  • Updated user-interface with improved discoverability and access to key camera controls
  • 50% faster Wi-Fi* combined with Bluetooth® delivers enhanced GoPro App performance and improved power management
  • RRP R7 499.00
  • For more information visit the HERO4 Black product page.
"A common pain-point is deciding between capturing video or photos of an experience,‖ remarked Woodman. ―Each frame of4K30 video is similar to an 8.3 megapixel photo. The result is that users can simultaneously capture eye-popping 4K30 video and impressive 8.3 megapixel photo- like video stills at 30 frames per second when using HERO4 Black. It’s one of the many wild capabilities of this impressive new device."

HERO4 Silver – Professional quality capture. Touch-display convenience.


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The HERO4 Silver sets a new precedent for convenience and ease-of-use with GoPro’s first built- in touch display:
  • Brilliant built-in touch display allows for easy camera control, shot framing and playback
  • Professional quality video capture at 2.7K30, 1080p60 and 720p120
  • 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second
  • 50% faster Wi-Fi* combined with Bluetooth® delivers enhanced GoPro App performance
  • and improved power management
  • RRP R5 999.00
  • For more information visit the HERO4 Silver product page.

The most advanced GoPro cameras yet.


HERO4 Black and Silver share powerful new features that expand what’s possible with a GoPro.

ProtuneTM, now for photo + video.

For those who prefer to take manual control of their GoPro to maximize versatility and performance, we’ve expanded our professionally minded Protune mode to include Color, Sharpness, ISO Limit, and Exposure controls for both photo and video capture.

New settings for after dark.

Whether you’re shooting the Milky Way or a campfire hangout, Night Photo and Night Lapse allow you to capture stunning images of ultra low-light scenes with customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds.

Mark your best moments.

HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments with the push of an on-camera button while recording, making it easy to find, playback and share your favorite clips in GoPro Studio or with the GoPro App. You can also HiLight Tag using the mobile GoPro App or the new Smart Remote accessory.

QuikCapture speed and convenience.

QuikCapture makes it easy to power on and record with the press of a single button. When enabled, a single press starts video capture, while a press and hold engages Time Lapse photo capture.

High-performance audio.

A totally re-designed internal audio system combines with a state of the art microphone to capture clean, high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models.

Introducing the HERO – The perfect entry-level GoPro.


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GoPro is also proud to debut HERO, the perfect entry-level GoPro. Designed with simplicity in mind and built directly into a rugged, waterproof housing, HERO captures high-quality 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps. HERO captures the same immersive, eye-popping footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world—all in a simplified package that’s accessible to everyone with an RRP of R1 999.00. For more information visit the HERO product page on www.gopro.com.

New Mounts and Accessories that Help You Capture and Share Your World


October 5th also marks the availability of these new GoPro mounts and accessories:
  • Smart Remote – Control your GoPro from up to 600’ (183m) away with the wearable and waterproof remote. Conveniently mark key moments as they happen with the Smart Remote’s HiLight Tag button when paired with a HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver.
  • The Handler – A compact floating handgrip. Lightweight, ergonomic and durable, The Handler is perfect for handheld shooting during any activity.
  • New BacPac accessories – A new and improved Battery BacPac provides almost twice the battery power over the camera’s internal battery alone. And a new LCD BacPac provides improved touch and swipe performance when used with HERO4 Black.
The entire Hero4 is available for purchase at leading retail stores including: Cape Union Mart, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Outdoor Warehouse and Incredible Connection, as well as many independent stockists.

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*Than previous comparable HERO3+ models.




13 Comments

capediver, Oct 08 2014 09:54

Great upgrade! Only bust is battery is different so all those spares you got for 3 and 3+ are no good! Otherwise all previous housings and mounts same as 3+.

Barry Stuart, Oct 10 2014 01:00

That Hero4 Black is impressive but R7500! That's getting into body parts territory. 

patches, Oct 10 2014 01:40

That Hero4 Black is impressive but R7500! That's getting into body parts territory. 

 

Nope, it has the same housing as the 3+ so still too big to be used for colonoscopies.

Bizkit031, Oct 10 2014 01:47

Pricing is crazy and there are very,very few 4k televisions around and the ones that are are a hell of a price,the base model Hero4 is gonna be a big seller.

Cam182, Oct 10 2014 02:16

I would love to see a poll of how many owners actually record in 4k and use it. Surely most people would be happy with 1080p and would prefer upgrades in battery life/image quality

 

Compared to these new prices... for R999 that sony as15 camera i picked up was a steal.

capediver, Oct 10 2014 03:01

Been battling to find good video players for 4K and actually found the new GoPro Studio is only one which could play raw 4k 30fps footage. Editing software will also be able to take advantage of the 4K when cropping and rendering to HD but needs serious RAM and processing power! The big plus for me is the Night mode improvements and 1080 120fps upgrade so HD slomo should look great....

Traverse, Nov 13 2014 07:51

I just ordered a GoPro 4 Silver edt. from CRC for R4742 :thumbup:

sawystertrance, Nov 13 2014 08:49

I seem to remember reading that the Hero4 had image stabilisation capabilities in it. Is this so?

sawystertrance, Nov 13 2014 05:13

I just ordered a GoPro 4 Silver edt. from CRC for R4742 :thumbup:

How much (percentage-wise) is the import duty?

Traverse, Nov 13 2014 05:19

How much (percentage-wise) is the import duty?

Last time I ordered something from them I didn't pay any duty fees, I used DHL and they delivered at my work. But I'll keep you posted!

sawystertrance, Nov 13 2014 05:22

Last time I ordered something from them I didn't pay any duty fees, I used DHL and they delivered at my work. But I'll keep you posted!

..So you think that price of R4742 is all in? cool.

Traverse, Nov 13 2014 05:25

..So you think that price of R4742 is all in? cool.

I paid R240 extra for DHL Express delivery!

sawystertrance, Nov 13 2014 05:33

Still worth it. Rather them get it than the POffice