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GoPro Hero 4

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A best selling and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and a low price
1x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12MP 1" Dec 2012
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GoPro Hero 4 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the GoPro Hero 4 number 5 in best selling camcorders and number 36 across all camcorders.
93
Reviews
975 Reviews + 4 Awards
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
5 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received four awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Silver Product of the Year" from Hwt.dk. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this GoPro camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
The Hero 4 is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and it is a good size. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution

GoPro Hero 4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This GoPro video camera has received four awards from expert review sites.

Three expert review sites all liked this camcorder. This GoPro video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who decided it was superb and review site Hwt.dk said that it was very good and gave it a "Silver Product of the Year" award. Also, the editor of website Digitaltrends.com gave this video camera a "Recommended Product" award, confirming their endorsement.

This GoPro video camera received a "Gold" award from review site PC Advisor.co.uk who concluded that this camcorder was exceptional.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 16 expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, appleinsider.com and techtudo.com.br this video camera has an overall expert rating of 84%. This puts this GoPro camcorder in the top 19% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camcorder has a brilliant average owner rating based on 959 owner reviews. 696 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

96 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

18 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable, 14 customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress and nine people mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 was well made. two owners who purchased this camcorder wrote that it was reliable.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact, three owners said that the product was lightweight and two customers who purchased it agreed that it was a good size.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

78 customers mentioned in their reviews that the GoPro Hero 4 was easy to use, 13 people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and four owners thought it had a good interface. two owners concluded that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was noisy.

  • All for nothing really as the video produced in the scenario above in any combination of settings was uniformly awful - noisy, soft and unusable…
  • A thoroughly magnificent tablet with a beautiful high definition display, loud and clear stereo speakers, excellent battery life…

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Hero 4 is one the top selling camcorder currently on the market.

GoPro Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 3,091 expert and user reviews (including 717 verified purchases), GoPro has very good reviews for its video cameras. 96% of those that bought a GoPro camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

11 customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

Nine owners agreed that it was good looking, four people considered that the GoPro Hero 4 was well designed and three owners said in their reviews that it was smooth. two owners agreed that this camcorder was neat.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

11 customers thought the GoPro Hero 4 had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

19 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

21 owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life and two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was quick to charge.

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £150.00 it is cheaper than 66% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the GoPro Hero 4 and the United Kingdom price of £150.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $199.00 (£275.99).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

GoPro released the Hero 4 in December 2012.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The GoPro Hero 4's total megapixels of 12MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the GoPro Hero 4 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 74% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Very Light

Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The GoPro Hero 4's weight of only 110g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 87% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the GoPro Hero 4 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this GoPro camcorder has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the GoPro Hero 4 of only 1x is very small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 2% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the GoPro Hero 4 of 12MP is higher than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro Hero 4 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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