47points

GoPro Hero3+ Black

51points

GoPro Hero4 Black

GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
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GoPro Hero3+ Black vs GoPro Hero4 Black

GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black

Why is GoPro Hero3+ Black better than GoPro Hero4 Black?

  • 3.33% more megapixels (main camera)
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    12.4MPvs12MP
  • 1.72% more battery power
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    1180mAhvs1160mAh
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has a CMOS sensor
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  • Has a microphone input
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Why is GoPro Hero4 Black better than GoPro Hero3+ Black?

  • 4x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 120fpsvs2160 x 15fps
  • Has a removable battery
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • Has manual white balance
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  • Has manual gain
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.thickness

21mm

21mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

59mm

59mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.height

41mm

41mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 15fps

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.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero3+ Black
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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
4.has manual exposure
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
5.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero3+ Black
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.
6.has manual white balance
GoPro Hero3+ Black
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.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1180mAh

1160mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.has an HDMI output
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.supports Wi-Fi
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
GoPro Hero3+ Black
GoPro Hero4 Black
Wi-Fi 4 (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.Has a remote control
GoPro Hero3+ Black
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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