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GoPro Hero 4 vs HP F-500

GoPro Hero 4 vs HP F-500

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GoPro Hero 4
HP F-500

Top Prices

Argos
Checked 19 hours ago
Standard delivery: £3.95
In stock
eBay
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Amazon UK
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FREE Standard delivery
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
9.9MP bigger total megapixels Edit
GoPro Hero 4 is 12MP sensor, but the HP F-500 is only a 2.1MP sensor camcorder (9.9MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Four times lighter Edit
The GoPro Hero 4 is a 110g weight camcorder. That's 345g lighter than the HP F-500 (455g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Available from 30 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are a little better
Based on 825 reviews, the GoPro Hero 4 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the HP F-500 has an average rating of 88% (based on 8 reviews).
1 Reason For
£121 cheaper
The HP F-500 costs £120.53 less than the GoPro Hero 4.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
£121 more expensive
The GoPro Hero 4 is more expensive than the HP F-500 by £120.53.
Seven months older
The GoPro Hero 4 is older than the HP F-500 by seven months.
4 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total megapixels Edit
The HP F-500 is a 2.1MP sensor camcorder, whereas the GoPro Hero 4 is a 12MP sensor camcorder (9.9MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Heavier Edit
The HP F-500 is a 455g weight camcorder. That's 345g heavier than the GoPro Hero 4 (455g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the HP F-500, whereas 32 retailers sell the GoPro Hero 4. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The HP F-500's average user rating is 88%, however the GoPro Hero 4's is 92% (based on 825 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
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Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test 6 Star
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M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Advisor.co.uk: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
purepc.pl: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tecnogeekies.com: Platinum
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

54 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12MP
BEST
2.1MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
12MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.95mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.95mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.95
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.95

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
BEST

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MOV
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 ADPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.17h
Battery Type
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
110g
BEST
455g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 170mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 95mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 135mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
GoPro Software Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.95
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Interface
USB USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 ADPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data G Sensor
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.2mm
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
HDMI Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 135mm
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Video Compression Formats
 MOV
 MOV

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 135 x 170 x 95
Power Supply Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Battery,12V car adapter
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