47points

GoPro Hero4 Silver

81points

GoPro Hero6 Black

GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
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GoPro Hero4 Silver vs GoPro Hero6 Black

GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black

Why is GoPro Hero4 Silver better than GoPro Hero6 Black?

  • 3.4mm shorter
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    41mmvs44.4mm
  • 2.9mm narrower
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    59mmvs61.9mm

Why is GoPro Hero6 Black better than GoPro Hero4 Silver?

  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 60fpsvs1080 x 60fps
  • 5.17% more battery power
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    1220mAhvs1160mAh
  • Has GPS
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

GoPro Hero4 Silver

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero4 Silver AmazonGoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.99

GoPro Hero6 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera
Amazon logo
$335.86
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital A...GoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
Amazon logo
$279.00
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Rene...GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.99

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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 Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.thickness

21mm

1.26mm

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.
5.height

41mm

44.4mm

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

59mm

61.9mm

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

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

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.supports slow-motion video recording
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.
3.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.
5.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
6.shoots raw
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.

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 Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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 built-in optical image stabilization
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.
4.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
5.has manual exposure
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1160mAh

1220mAh

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 Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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 Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 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.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero4 Silver
GoPro Hero6 Black
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

GoPro Hero4 Silver

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero4 Silver AmazonGoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.99

GoPro Hero6 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera
Amazon logo
$335.86
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital A...GoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
Amazon logo
$279.00
GoPro Hero6 Black AmazonGoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Rene...GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.99

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