GoPro HERO4 Black
Camera: 3.1oz (89g)
Camera with housing: 5.4oz (152g) Video Mode Video Resolutions Video Resolution Frames Per Second (fps) NTSC/PAL Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution 4K 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 3840×2160 4K SuperView 24 Ultra Wide 3840×2160 2.7K 601, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium 2704×1520 2.7K SuperView 30, 25 Ultra Wide 2704×1520 2.7K 4:3 30, 25 Ultra Wide 2704×2028 1440p 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 1920×1440 1080p 120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow2 1920×1080 1080p SuperView 80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide 1920×1080 960p 120, 60, 50 Ultra Wide 1280×960 720p 2401, 120, 60, 50, 30 , 25 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow3 1280×720 720p SuperView 120, 60, 50 Ultra Wide 1280×720 WVGA 240 Ultra Wide 848×480 Video Format
H.264 codec, .mp4 file format Time Lapse Video1
Automatically creates video from frames captured at set intervals. Available only in 4K and 2.7K 4:3 resolutions. Time Lapse Video Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds Video + Photo
Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time. Available intervals are 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds. Video Resolution Video Frames per Second (fps) Video FOV 1440p 25, 24 Ultra Wide 1080p 30, 25, 24 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 720p 60, 50, 30, 25 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow4 Looping
Record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save. Advanced Video Capture Settings SuperView™
SuperView video mode captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, and it provides full widescreen playback. SuperView Settings SuperView Mode Video Resolution 4K SuperView 3840 x 2160 2.7K SuperView 2704 x 1520 1080p SuperView 1920 x 1080 720p SuperView 1280 x 720 Auto Low Light
Auto Low Light mode automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. Frame rates are adjusted in medium- and low-light conditions. Playback occurs at the selected resolution and frame rate. Photo Mode Photo Resolutions Resolution Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution 12MP (Default) Wide 4000 x 3000 7MP Wide, Medium 3000 x 2250 5MP Medium 2560 x 1920 Continuous Photo (up to 30 seconds)
Hold down the shutter button to continuously capture a series of photos until shutter button is released. Continuous Interval
3 photos/1 second (Default)
5 photos/1 second
10 photos/1 second
Capture a single photo with a customizable exposure time of up to 30 seconds. Shutter
Applies only to Night Photo and Night Lapse and determines the amount of time that the shutter is open. Shutter Setting Description Auto (Default) Up to 2 seconds Fixed 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds Multi-Shot Mode Photo Resolutions Resolution Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution 12MP (Default) Wide 4000 x 3000 7MP Wide, Medium 3000 x 2250 5MP Medium 2560 x 1920 Burst
Capture up to 30 photos per second.
30 photos/1 second (Default), 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds, 30 photos/6 seconds1
10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds, 10 photos/3 seconds
5 photos/1 second
3 photos/1 second
Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals. Time Lapse Photo Intervals
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds
Capture a series of photos at specific intervals and exposure times. Night Lapse Photo Intervals
15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds
2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes Shutter
Applies only to Night Photo and Night Lapse and determines the amount of time that the shutter is open. Shutter Setting Description Auto (Default) Up to 2 seconds Fixed 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds Advanced Video and Photo Capture Settings Protune™
Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, and advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure—and enjoy the greatest degree of manual control available in a GoPro camera.
Captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for professional productions. Protune enables manual control of White Balance, Color, ISO Limit, Sharpness, Shutter and Exposure Value Compensation for advanced control and customization of your videos and photos. Protune is available for all video and photo resolutions.
Protune Settings White Balance
Adjusts the overall color tone of videos and photos. White Balance Setting Recommended Lighting Conditions Auto (Default) Automatically adjusts the color tone based on the environmental conditions 3000K Warm light (incandescent or sunrise/sunset lighting) 5500K Slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight) 6500K Cool light (overcast conditions) Native Industry standardized optimized color Color
Allows you to adjust the color profile of your video footage or photos. Color Setting Resulting Color Profile GoPro Color (Default) GoPro color-corrected profile (same great color as when Protune is turned off) Flat Flat, neutral color profile that can be color-corrected to better match footage captured with other equipment, offering more flexibility in post-production ISO Limit
Adjusts the camera’s sensitivity in low-light environments, and creates a balance between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the degree of graininess in the image. Protune for Video ISO Limit Setting Resulting Video Quality 6400 Brighter video in low light, increased image noise 1600 (Default1) Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise 400 Darker video in low light, reduced image noise Protune for Photo ISO Limit Setting Resulting Photo Quality 800 (Default) Darker photo in very low light, increased image noise 400 Darker photo in low light, moderate image noise 200 Bright photo in indoor lighting, marginal image noise 100 Bright photo in outdoor daylight, minimal image noise Sharpness
Controls the sharpness of your video footage or photos. Sharpness Setting Resulting Quality High (Default) Ultra sharp video or photo Medium Moderately sharp video or photo Low Softer video or photo that allows for more flexibility in post-production Exposure Value Compensation (EV COMP)
Affects the brightness of your video. Adjusting this setting can improve image quality when shooting in environments with contrasting lighting conditions. EV COMP Settings -2.0 -1.5 -1.0 -0.5 0 (Default) +0.5 +1.0 +1.5 +2.0 Spot Meter
Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming the outdoors from within a car). QuikCapture
With the press of a button, the camera automatically turns on and begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos. Image Quality + Optics
Ultra sharp image quality with all-glass lens Ultra wide-angle field of view with reduced distortion
Battery + Charging
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Rated at 1160mAH, 3.8V, 4.4Wh
The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged battery.5 With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App With Wi-Fi Off + Using Battery BacPac™ With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™ Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time 4K 30fps 1:05 0:55 0:50 2:00 0:50 2.7K 48fps 1:05 1:00 0:55 2:10 0:55 2.7K 30fps (4:3) 1:10 1:05 0:55 2:15 0:55 1080p 120fps 1:10 1:05 1:00 2:20 0:55 1080p 60fps 1:20 1:15 1:10 2:30 1:10 1080p 30fps SuperView 1:30 1:20 1:15 2:45 1:15 720p 120fps 1:50 1:40 1:30 3:00 1:20 Audio
Format: 48kHz sampling rate, AAC compression Advanced AGC (automatic gain control) with multi-band compressor Internal Microphone: Mono Approximately 2x greater dynamic range (compared to the HERO3+ Black Edition)
External Microphone: Stereo supported with 3.5mm microphone adapter (sold separately) High quality ADC (analog to digital converter) to support studio quality external microphones (compared to HERO4 Silver). See list of supported microphones.
Ports Mini USB
Charging Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging Supports 3.5mm stereo microphone via optional adapter (sold separately) Supports playback to composite TV via optional cable (sold separately)
Supports playback to HDTV via optional cable (sold separately) HDMI playback is certified up to 1080p
microSD memory card with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required. See list of recommended microSD cards Up to 64GB capacity supported Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
Photo + Video Playback HDTV
Micro HDMI to HDMI cable required (sold separately)
Note: HDMI playback depends on the resolution of the device and is certified up to 1080p. TV
Mini USB to composite cable required (sold separately)
Direct playback may be available using the microSD card and a USB card reader (sold separately). See list of 4k TVs that support SD card playback. LCD Touch BacPac™ (sold separately)
Attach to your camera for preview and play back of videos and photos. GoPro App
Use your phone or tablet to preview and play back videos and photos. Computer
Connect via mini USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from the microSD card to your computer. Minimum system requirements for best playback on Mac® and Windows® computers
Mac OS® X 10.8 and later / Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x Intel® Core 2 Duo™ or Intel® Dual Core™ 4GB RAM Mac: Graphics card shipped with Intel® Dual Core™ Macs or better / Windows: Graphics card that supports OpenGL1.2 or later 5400 RPM internal hard drive (7200 RPM drive or SSD recommended) See minimum system requirements for 4k editing and playback here
1May require a camera software update. Learn more.
21080p120 and 1080p90 are available in Ultra Wide and Narrow FOVs only.
3720p240 is available in Narrow FOV only.
4Ultra Wide is not available for 60 fps.
5Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
- HERO4 Black Camera
- Standard Housing 131’(40m)
- Skeleton Backdoor
- Rechargeable Battery
- Curved Adhesive Mount
- Flat Adhesive Mount
- Quick Release Buckles
- 3-Way Pivot Arm (Mounting Hardware)
- USB Cable