GoPro - Hero 4 (Black Edition)
2x the performance, yet again.
Simply the best. Features 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, and Protune™ for photos and video. Waterproof to 131’ (40m).
Most advanced GoPro ever.
Introducing HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates,1 HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K50 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. New 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 a blistering 30 frames per second and improved audio,1 HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution.
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.
4K25. 4x the resolution of 1080p.
4K25, 2.7K50, 1080p120—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.
New settings for after dark.
Capture the night sky in a whole new way. New Night Photo and Night Lapse modes offer customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds for single and Time Lapse photos. Whether you’re shooting the Milky Way or a campfire hangout, Night Photo and Night Lapse allow you to you capture ultra low-light scenes like never before.
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, Smart Remote2 and more. 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).
HiLight Tag your best moments.
HiLight Tag, a new HERO4 feature, enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can quickly locate your best clips later for convenient playback, editing or sharing using the GoPro App or GoPro Studio. Just press the dedicated button on the camera or Smart Remote,2 or 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.
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.
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 two 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. 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™, now 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 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.
GoPro App + software.
Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro App and GoPro Studio software. The GoPro App allows you to control your camera remotely using your phone or tablet, view and share your content and watch “best of” videos on the GoPro Channel. Use GoPro Studio to create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.
Weight Camera: 88g (3.1oz)
Camera with housing: 152g (5.4oz)
Video Mode Video Resolutions
|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||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, Narrow||1920x1080|
|1080p SuperView||80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24||Ultra Wide||1920x1080|
|960p||120, 60, 50||Ultra Wide||1280x960|
|720p||120, 60, 50, 30 , 25||Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow||1280x720|
|720p SuperView||120, 60, 50||Ultra Wide||1280x720|
Medium FOV is not available for 1080p120 and 1080p90.
H.264 codec: mp4 file format
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||30, 25, 24||Ultra Wide|
|1080p||30, 25, 24||Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow|
|720p||60, 50, 30, 25||Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow|
Ultra Wide is not available for 60 fps.
Record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.
Advanced Video Capture Settings
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 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.
|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.
3 photos/1 second (Default)
5 photos/1 second
10 photos/1 second
Capture a single photo with a customizable exposure time of up to 30 seconds.
|Resolution||Field of View (FOV)||Screen Resolution|
|12MP (Default)||Wide||4000 x 3000|
|7MP||Wide, Medium||3000 x 2250|
|5MP||Medium||2560 x 1920|
Capture up to 30 photos per second.
30 photos/1 second (Default), 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds
10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds, 10 photos/3 seconds
5 photos/1 second 3 photos/1 second
Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals.
Time Lapse Photo Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds
Capture a series of photos at specific intervals and exposure times.
Night Lapse Photo Intervals
15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds 2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes
Advanced Video and Photo Capture Settings
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 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 and Exposure Value Compensation for advanced control and customization of your videos and photos.
- Protune is available for all video and photo resolutions.
Protune SettingsWhite Balance
Adjusts the overall color tone of videos and photos.
|White Balance Setting||Recommended Lighting Conditions|
|Auto (Default)||Automatically adjusts the color tone based on the environmental conditions|
|3000K||Warm light (incandescent or sunrise/sunset lighting)|
|5500K||Slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight)|
|6500K||Cool light (overcast conditions)|
|Native||Industry standardized optimized 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|
Adjusts the camera's sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image.
Protune for Video ISO Limit
|Setting||Resulting Video Quality|
|6400 (Default)||Brighter video in low light, increased image noise|
|1600||Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise|
|400||Darker video in low light, reduced image noise|
Protune for Photo ISO Limit
|Setting||Resulting Photo Quality|
|800 (Default)||Darker photo in very low light, increased image noise|
|400||Darker photo in low light, moderate image noise|
|200||Bright photo in indoor lighting, marginal image noise|
|100||Bright photo in outdoor daylight, minimal image noise|
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|
Applies only to Night Photo and Night Lapse and determines the amount of time that the shutter is open. Auto applies only to Night Photo.
|Auto (Default)||Up to 2 seconds|
|Fixed||10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds|
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|
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).
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
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.
|Video Mode||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time|
|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™|
|2.7K 30fps (4:3)||1:10||1:05||0:55||2:15||0:55|
|1080p 30fps SuperView||1:30||1:20||1:15||2:45||1:15|
Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
- Internal Microphone:
- Approximately 2x greater dynamic range (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
- Format: AAC compression, advanced AGC with multi-band compressor
- Increased audio range by approximately 10dB (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
- Studio quality external microphone support. See list of supported microphones.
- 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)
- Supports playback to HDTV via optional cable (sold separately)
- HDMI playback is certified up to 1080p
- Memory card
- microSD memory card with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required. See list of recommended microSD cards
- Up to 64GB capacity supported
- Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
Photo + Video Playback
Micro HDMI to HDMI cabel required (sold seperately)
Note: HDMI playback depends on the resolution of the device and is certified up to 1080p.
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.
Use your phone or tablet to preview and play back videos and photos.
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 here