VIDEO: GoPro Hero 4 Specs: Risk your life in 4K

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GoPro Hero4The original GoPro changed the way we view action sports with incredible footage accessible to anyone with around $400 or $500 and plenty of bravery, skill and/or stupidity.

The 2013-released GoPro3 entered the serious end of town with impressive specs on the top-end Black Edition such impressive low-light performance, Wi-fi and recording in HD (1080p) at 60 frames per second (fps).

Well, those specs have been seriously improved with the October  2014-released GoPro4  – with Ultra HD or 4K video quality at 30fps, 1080p at 1200fps and 720p at 240fps, meaning slow-motion footage of you falling off your (insert action sports mode of transport here) will look pretty damn good.

Other features include a 13 megapixel sensor, a new lense for shooting in the dark along with Night Photo mode, Highlight Tag (to save you searching through hours of footage for the money shot) and a bunch of other impressive technical specs such as image stabilisation and dual sensor interfaces, wifi on Silver and Black models along with pro-standard codecs.

The silver model has a touchscreen LCD as standard although not on the Black, presumably because of the extra hardware required for the video quality.

There is also a basic GoPro to compete with all the cheap knock-offs, that has specs comparable to the original GoPro – which may use old tech but were blowing people’s minds a few years ago.

If the specs don’t make a lot of sense, don’t worry because GoPro is designed to be user-friendly without requiring technical knowledge.

Of course all GoPros will come with the waterproof case which can handle depths up to 60m.

All you need is to get amazing footage is turn it on and go and risk your life… or be a total babe who surfs really well – cue video below.

RRPs: Black: AU$649 | Silver: AU$509 | Hero: AU$169

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