GoPro is the reigning king of action cameras and it’s not hard to see why. The GoPro Hero4 Silver allows you to record, hands-free, your mountain biking, skydiving, free-running, or go-karting, so you and your friends can later relive your greatest and most hair-raising moments. The excellent GoPro Hero4 Silver delivers superb quality and great value for money.
The GoPro Hero4 Silver has a touch screen and can record Full HD video, while also wirelessly connecting to your other devices by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Moreover, it’s compatible with all the mounts from previous GoPro models. It can take still photos in 12 megapixels using the burst, night and timelapse features and also has an Auto Low Light mode, which does what it says on the tin and allows you to shoot in low light conditions. The camera also has a Protune function for the professionals and control freaks out there who prefer to adjust the white balance, ISO, and other settings themselves.
This super-light camera weighs a mere 83 grams and even in its waterproof housing weighs just 147 grams – less than a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. The new GoPro design isn’t radically different to older models, featuring a square and rather compact body with a lens that protrudes slightly. The rugged camera is constructed in black and silver, and the border around the camera body is grooved to make it easier to hold. The GoPro Hero4 Silver’s monochrome display on the front of the camera is used to show various nuggets of information about recording times and battery status as well as for navigating menus. Down one side of the GoPro you’ll find a microHDMI socket, a USB, and a microSD slot. On the opposite side you’ll find a button for instant access to the menus and also the facility to quickly make HiLight Tags while recording video. HiLight Tags make it easy to later find specific locations on the film for easy editing.
The rechargeable battery is easy to take out, which allows you to bring spares if you’re out and about and need to make a quick replacement. You get approximately one and a half to two hours of recording on a single charge. The GoPro Hero4 Silver has a single button on top of the camera which starts and stops the filming, while four distinct LED lights are located respectively on the front, rear, top and bottom to indicate whether the camera is recording.
- Excellent video quality
- Useful touchscreen
- Rechargeable, removable battery
- Average battery life
- Battery life is short on one charge
Why you should buy it:
With so many great touches, the GoPro is without doubt the number one action camera – UK buyers will fall in love with this superb piece of kit, whether you’re an extreme sports enthusiast or simply a cyclist looking to protect yourself.