For the adventurer in your life, there may be no better gift than one of the GoPro line of cameras.
The GoPro featured above is the GoPro Hero 4 Black. In this line of “action cameras”, the GoPro 4 stands out as the best among it’s competition. It is the 2014 top of the line GoPro model.
However, there are many GoPros to choose from and you may not have to go with the most expensive to get what you want.
The GoPro 2014 Cameras Compared: Hero, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black
The GoPro 2014 line of camera includes three different models: the Hero, the Hero 4 Silver, and the Hero 4 Black. We’ll take a look at each one below and determine which one is right for you.
The GoPro 2014 line begins with the GoPro Hero standard, which is the entry-level GoPro and comes in at just about $129. This camera shoots video in 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second and takes still pictures at 5 megapixels as well. This model will please many entry level adventures this Holiday Season.
The GoPro 2014 line also comes in the GoPro Hero 4 Silver addition. When you step up from the standard GoPro Hero standard, you are offered four things that will be immediately beneficial: Built-In WiFi, Bluetooth, Improved Resolution, and video playback. The GoPro 4 Silver addition currently comes in at $399.
Finally, the GoPro Hero 4 Black is the best-of-breed among all vendors in this now competitive market of “action cams”. It includes all of the features of the Silver except the video playback (which was not included because of the advanced video features and because most adventurers don’t watch their content in real-time…b/c they’re doing things) Currently priced at $499, the GoPro Hero 4 Black distinguishes itself through absolutely top of the line videography, capturing video at an unprecedented 4k resolution with a framerate of 30 and 2.7k resolution with framerates of 50. What does this all mean to you? You can produce videos of absolutely stunning visual quality (see examples below).
Video: Comparing Available GoPro Models
Which GoPro is For You: The Bottom Line
Still unsure of which GoPro action camera is right for you? Let’s try to make your decision an easy one.
The bottom line is this: If you’re on a more limited budget or want to test out if “action-cams” are for you, go for the GoPro Hero at under $130. Step up to the GoPro Hero 4 Silver if you know for sure that you want an “action-cam” or if you are a previous GoPro owner. The extra features of the Silver (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, On-Screen Viewing, Video Quality) make it worth the extra bucks. Plus, the Silver 4 Hero Go Pro has nearly all of the features of the Black edition. Finally, if you want video of the highest quality, the GoPro Hero 4 Black is the one for you! It is simply the best action-cam out there.
GoPro HERO4 BLACK: Customer Reviews
GoPro’s have become a necessity for anyone who wants to capture their adventurous moments with video or still photos. With mounting devices galore, there is not situation that GoPro can’t handle. Don’t believe us? Check out what people have been saying about the GoPro:
Powerful!!! Works for me as both a professional videographer and an enthusiastDarren Levines
This camera is by far the most advanced gopro yet.Jared M
The GoPro4 is a fantastic camera for the price. The faster frame rates, new features, and improved menu navigation are great.Ed P.
Based on all 53 reviews, GoPro HERO4 BLACK has achieved an average rating of 4.1 STARS out of 5!
A GoPro makes an astonishing gift this Christmas season. You rarely find anyone disappointed with their GoPros. So GoPro for the Holidays!
Appendix: See the GoPro Hero4 In Action
GoPro is known for producing incredible videos and their user-base puts out amazing footage of adventure in action. Check out some of the latest amazing footage in 4k using the GoPro 4 Hero Black in the video below.
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