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  • @Rambo....720/240 would have been an "immediate buy" for many people. Also a fast frame rate that has manually controlled exposure would be nice as well as manual control for 24/30p stuff. And as we've seen , 4k w/o 24p doesn't shakeout well. I'm uncertain why gopro pulled 240fps but to miss that opportunity to be the first...well it's baffling. And the lack of lcd on the black is questionable. Of course when gopro went public, with that little nuance comes conflicting marketing strategies...i.e this lowend model as example. And I have to add that I would have loved to see an interchangeable lens system that fit the camera's profile, as well as take adapters.

    ....oh...and IS

    and I'd like to know if the letus fits any of the new models ?'s got 4k24p !

  • @Rambo Full exposure control would be the top of my list Ian. I suppose I'll jump on the 4K bandwagon eventually but right now I'm just not excited about it. Eventually I'll buy the new GP I'm sure but for now I think I'll pick up another couple of 3+'s when the price is right.

  • I hope it does not only have 4k/30 but also 4k/24 and the touch screen will be on the 4k edition too (heard a weird rumour it may be not)...and I hope for once that damn remote works I had an important shoot on Saturday and the Gopro totally failed (LCD screen had connection problems) and then the remote somehow switched the gopro from video to photo mode and then nothing worked anymore...(it was not possible to shoot photos, too, so it just crashed again...) and it was on the performer's stage and I couldn't fix device let me down as often as the gopro...still I like the outcome if it works and I try and try again and again...hope version 4 will work better in all that terms

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  • @peternap, so what would have to be in the specs to tempt you Pete, you have 4k 30p, 27k 60p, 1440 80p, 1080 120p all at large data rates ?. I'm curious ;-)

  • Sounds like I'll be shopping Black Friday for a 3+ Black.

  • Any footage out yet ?

  • @mpgxsvcd Gotta agree. I haven't seen anything in the specs to make me want to run out and buy one. Besides, you have to wait until the fix most of the bugs they always have before you even consider it.

  • The release dates will be regional VK, Oct 8 probably the official announcement, Oct 15 the first shipping date. First the fanfare, then the release, GoProers luv their hype :-)

  • missing 240fps and HDR, I am sad

  • about the built in lcd, many people are using gopros handheld or hand assisted ....stick to handheld stabilizers

  • @Rambo

    Other sources claim October 8 as official release date.

  • I don't get it. I seriously thought that once we had good wireless monitoring via a phone or tablet that we would never see the built in LCD screen again. I honestly would never ever use the LCD screen.

    In addition I certainly wouldn't want it to have a touch screen that can stop the recording or change the settings on accident.

    Doesn't this also mean that you can no longer change the battery without completely removing the GoPro from all of its housing because the battery is on the bottom? Basically you can't tripod or hot shoe mount the GoPro anymore. That just kills it for me.

    Honestly 2.7K @ 30 FPS looked a lot like 4K especially on 2.7K monitors or less. Why would I want to pay more for a whole lot less? Even the 120 FPS 1080p won't be useful in dimmer light unless they have put a faster aperture lens on it.

    I just don't see anything positive about this release for my needs.

  • I think they do need to cover the market though VK, models from $100 for basic and $500 for Pro use, all other regular camera manufacturers do it why not GoPro.

    All this market cover is good, but for such product it just means making intentionally inferior products.

    All they need is simple single camera with 4K60, full size SDHC and ability to change lenses, without any front or rear screen (buy one that magnetically snaps if you like). With basic lens and without anything else it must be $149.

  • Haha, I think they do need to cover the market though VK, models from $100 for basic and $500 for Pro use, all other regular camera manufacturers do it why not GoPro.

    What's interesting is the brand and what other devices they decide to take on and apply their marketing strategy to, they've become experts at "connecting" with their customers.

  • Possibly VK, there are a few bugs that need fixing, but it won't get any new features.

    Tell them that they suck badly :-)

    Btw, all this Silver and Black is getting old. All they need is one camera model, really.

  • Possibly VK, there are a few bugs that need fixing, but it won't get any new features.

  • @Rambo

    Do they plan to release new firmware for Black 3+ ?

  • Nothing's official VK, but most of these quality leaks have been "controlled leaks" from GoPro themselves, they have done this in the past.

    The HD4 beta firmware and logs were not meant to be for public though obviously, that was just GoPros slack internal sharing process between those working on it.

  • @Rambo

    Thanks, that is official release date?

  • GoPro will be unveiling a cheaper, entry-level action camera simply called the HERO and priced about $100

    While the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver editions feature 4K/30 video and a touch display, respectively, the HERO will be a low-end camera that doesn’t offer either of those features (nor will it have wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).

    Instead, it offers high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video capture with some of the other new HERO4 sprinkled in (video will be limited to those two resolutions and frame rates).

    The QuikCapture feature allows you to power on the camera and begin recording with a single press of a button, allowing you to react to situations and capture them without having to fumble around with your camera.

    A Burst Photo feature snaps 5 megapixel still frames at a rate of 5 shots per second. There’s also a 0.5 second Time Lapse feature.

    The rugged housing that comes with the camera allows it to be waterproof down to 131 feet (40m). This housing is integrated with the camera and cannot be removed, meaning the camera isn’t compatible with certain accessories (e.g. The Frame and the LCD Touch BacPac).

    There’s an Auto Low Light mode that automatically adjusts the camera’s frame rates when you’re in low-light situations in order to optimize performance.

    Other features include a built-in microphone, microSD card support of up to 32GB, a 2.5-hour battery, and a 3.9oz body.

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  • I have the touchscreen for the current 3+ and never use it. Tried to on several occasions. Using my phone works way better when there's a need for more control. I think the 4k will be interesting to try again now that it's a usable framerate. I'm most curious about the nightlapse function though. This could be a great alternative to lugging around a big DSLR in certain situations when capturing the stars. Plus, I wouldn't need to worry about it as much if rain moves in.

    BTW - if anyone wants a deal my LCD touchscreen for a 3 or 3+, let me know. It's currently sitting on a shelf.

  • no 720/240p touchscreen on the black ? If they offer the silver for the same price as the black3+, it'll be the winner . A touchscreen is far more useful than 4k/30p. I hope they have manual exp control on all models.