The more expensive HERO4 Black edition captures 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7K video at 50 fps and 1080p video at an even higher frame-rate of 120 fps. The camera can also produce 12 megapixel photos at a burst speed of 30 photos per second, and 8.3 megapixel video grabs for use as still photos.
The less expensive HERO4 Silver doesn’t shoot 4k video, but offers several different options including 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 120 fps. The HERO4 Silver edition also features a built-in touch display for ease of use. And, like the HERO4 Black, the Silver can capture 12 MP still photos.
GoPro says both cameras have also improved Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity by 50% for faster use with the GoPro App. In-camera features on both models include Protune (for manual control), Night Photo and Night Lapse (for customized exposure times up to 30 seconds), HiLight Tag (for marking video points), and QuickCapture (for quick power on and record with one button press).
Upon release the HERO4 Black will carry an MSRP of $499, while the HERO4 Silver will list at $399. Both editions will be available at retailers nationwide starting October 5, 2014.