The Optical Cube That Captures The World
The action camera market is increasing at a dazzling speed, and the best known name in this sector is GoPro. GoPro cameras are used at sports events and they’re used by giant broadcasters like the BBC to record stunning wildlife footages. With the size of a matchbox, this magnificent action camera is gaining popularity at the speed of light! The Hero 4’s processor is twice as potent as its predecessor’s, enabling you to shoot at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. It can also record 1080p videos at 120fps, which can make for some very smooth video when filming fast-moving and slow-motion footages.
The Hero4 is available in two types – Silver and Black. The Black model has a speedy processor and can record in higher resolution or higher frame rates, while Silver has a built-in touch display. It’s perfect for framing your video and photos, and for offering a more spontaneous method for changing settings. An optional LCD Touch BacPAC accessory will bring parallel functionality to the Black edition. The Hero4 isn’t waterproof without its separate casing and therefore may lose any touch-screen feature as soon as it’s enclosed.
You will also find a microSD slot, a mini HDMI connection and a micro USB port hidden behind its cover. However, it’s a little annoying as the cover is completely detachable and hence chances are that you might misplace it while charging the camera. It also has an inbuilt and a non-replaceable battery, which could be a problem for those out on long filming sessions and hence, might feel the need to swap batteries in the field.
A very functional Android, iOS, and Windows Phone app will let you manage the camera’s settings as well as play back the recorded videos via Wi-Fi direct. The app also lets you copy the recording from the Hero4 to upload on social networking sites, even though at time of writing, you can’t share straight to Instagram on Android. GoPro Hero 4 is available in India from Rs. 31, 825 onward.
Picture courtesy- petapixel.com
by techtalks @TechTalks October 19, 2015 9:38 AM UTC