77points

GoPro Hero (2018)

65points

GoPro Hero4 Black

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GoPro Hero (2018) vs GoPro Hero4 Black

GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black
77
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65
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Why is GoPro Hero (2018) better than GoPro Hero4 Black?

  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has a CMOS sensor
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has a dedicated bike mount
  • Has voice commands

Why is GoPro Hero4 Black better than GoPro Hero (2018)?

  • 20% more megapixels (main camera)
    12MPvs10MP
  • 1.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 120fpsvs1440 x 60fps
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • 4mm shorter
    41mmvs45mm
  • 6mm narrower
    59mmvs65mm
  • Has manual gain
  • 14mm thinner
    21mmvs35mm
  • Can be controlled remotely

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.height

45mm

41mm

Best

Canon Legria Mini

22mm

4.has a touch screen
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.Has a flip-out screen
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

6.thickness

35mm

21mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1440 x 60fps

1080 x 120fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.Supports slow motion video recording
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black
3.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

4.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

5.shoots raw
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

For example

GoPro Hero6 Black

6.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

For example

Sony HDR-TD30

Optics

1.megapixels

10MP

12MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

4.has manual white balance
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

6.has manual gain
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

This allows to manually set the gain.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Canon EOS C700

4.has stereo speakers
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

Battery

1.has a removable battery
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

1220mAh

1160mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has GPS
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

2.has a HDMI output
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

3.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Has WiFi
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

6.can be controlled remotely
GoPro Hero (2018)
GoPro Hero4 Black

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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