GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition Review

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    You can take high quality photos and videos with this model of GoPro.

    GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition is good for photographers/videographers (and/or who wants to be one) who likes to see what they get.

    As you know, none of the GoPro action cams come with an LCD screen.

    According to me, built-in LCD touch screen is the #1 feature of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition.

    GoPro Hero 4 SilverAs a GoPro fan, I was always complaining about an LCD screen that comes with our GoPro. Some others say that this is an action cam and it doesn’t have to have one.

    What I am thinking is that the new GoPro family members offer its users more than an action cam. With ProTune, you can customize some of the important settings like the white balance, exposure value and such.

    GoPro Hero 4 versions are beyond single action cams.

     

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    High Video Quality

    You can take 4K@15 fps videos with your GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition.

    It actually forces the limits of the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition with 4K@30 fps.

    You can see the differences of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition and the other GoPro editions in the chart below this review.

    4K means extra extra video quality, near cinema quality.

    If 15 fps is not enough and you want more fps, you can try 720p@120 fps!

    Here is my underwater video with GoPro Hero4 Silver.

    This footage is 720p@60 fps. A shore dive at 2.5 meters.

     

    Never Miss a Single Snapshot – Photo Quality

    Want to capture the moments of your adventure and don’t miss any second?

    GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition will help you a lot!

    12 MP burst photos @ 30 frames per second is ready for you to use in your GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition.

    You can also use the Time Lapse Mode to take photos automatically.

    From 0.5 to 60 seconds, you can easily set the interval and your GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition will do the its job in taking photos.

    Features of GoPro Hero 4 Silver EditionGoPro Hero 4 Silver-Back

    • Built in LCD display will help you to see what you are shooting. Great add-on! You can also easily navigate the menu
    • High video quality (4K @ 30 fps is cool)
    • Crazy photo capture with 12 MP. Time Laps Mode works great
    • Night Photo Mode will help you to take high quality photos even at night
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help you sharing what you did with the entire world
    • Tag your videos to turn back and see for your special seconds with HiLight Tag
    • SuperView Mode will allow you to take vide-angle videos. More details, more interesting videos!
    • Auto Low Light Mode will help you by changing the frame rates based on the volume of light in the environment
    • QuikCapture Mode transforms your GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition into a single-button camera. Press the button once to power-on and start recording, press and hold it for two seconds to take Time Lapse photos
    • With a new auido system, sounds are clean and smooth. Your GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition is compatible with the majority of external microphones
    • By the help of ProTune, you can now customize the settings for Exposure Value, ISO, White Balance, Color and Sharpness in both video and photo
    • In GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition, there is a button that will make it easy to navigate through the menu
    • With GoPro App and GoPro Studio software, you can use your smart phone or tablet to control your camera. You can easily view and share your master piece!

     

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    GoPro Hero 4 Silver--3

     

    GoPro

    Hero 4 Black

    Hero 4 Silver

    Hero 3+ Black

    Hero 3+ Silver

       
    Video Resolution

    4K @ 30fps

    2.7K @ 50fps

    1440p @ 80fps

    1080p @120fps

    960p @ 120fps

    720p @ 120fps

    WVGA @ 240fps

    4K @ 15fps

    2.7K @ 30fps

    1440p @ 30fps

    1080p @ 60fps

    960p @ 100fps

    720p @ 120fps

    WVGA @ 240fps

    4K @ 15fps

    2.7K @ 30fps

    1440p @ 48fps

    1080p @ 60fps

    960p @ 100fps

    720p @ 120fps

    WVGA @ 240fps

    NONE

    NONE

    NONE

    1080p @ 60fps

    960p @ 60fps

    720p @ 120fps

    WVGA @ 120fps

    Photo Resolution
    12MP
    12MP
    12MP
    10MP
    Weight (With Housing)
    152gr
    147gr
    136gr
    136gr
    Lens
    F2.8
    F2.8
    F2.8
    F2.8
    Wi-Fi
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Bluetooth
    YES
    YES
    NONE
    NONE
    LCD Screen
    NONE
    YES
    NONE
    NONE
    Battery
    1160mAh
    1160mAh
    1180mAh
    1180mAh
    Photos per Second (Burst Mode)
    30
    30
    30
    10
    Night Photo & Lapse
    YES
    YES
    NONE
    NONE
    Protune
    Video & Photo
    Video & Photo
    Video
    NONE
    Video Tagging (Highlight Tag)
    YES
    YES
    NONE
    NONE
    Remote Control
    Music and Surf Editions Only
    NONE
    YES
    NONE
    Dimension
    41x59x30mm
    41x59x30mm
    41x59x30mm
    41x59x30mm
     

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    Conclusion

    GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition will help you satisfy your need to see what you are doing with its built-in screen.

    The only main difference with the Black Edition is the 4K @ 15 fps video resolution instead of 30 fps.

    If this is not a big deal for you, I advise you to buy Silver Edition. They have the very same modes with Black Edition.

    You can also read the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition Review and the cheapest GoPro family member; GoPro Hero Review.

    Have fun with your GoPro!

    New Product Available. Read: GoPro Hero 5 Black Review

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      Comments

      1. Larry Sills says:

        The instruction book with my GoPro 4 Silver is lacking on how to use the camera. I got it for my birthday gift. Do you recommend any videos on how to use or operate the camera?

      2. Tonya Rose says:

        Very nice review. I just got my first GoPro camera, and it’s Hero 4. I am very excited and I all ready started shooting and learning some tips. I found this pretty great guide: http://www.videostudiopro.com/en/pages/gopro/ on editing videos and now I am shooting and editing like crazy! I don’t go anywhere without it! 🙂

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