During CES 2015, GoPro announced a firmware update for its HERO4 cameras that will add some serious chops to the already serious cameras – most notably, the HERO4 Black will get 720p video capture at 240fps.
Here’s the breakdown for the camera models and features in the upcoming firmware update:
HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver
- Time lapse video mode – Capture Time Lapse videos automatically—no post-production needed. Showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, sharable video.
- 30/6 burst photo – Introducing a new way to never miss a moment. Capture 30 photos in 6 seconds—perfect for longer duration fast-action activities like surfing and snowboarding.
- Auto rotate – Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.
- 720p240 fps video – Record ultra high frame rate video at a staggering 240 frames per second for liquid smooth slow-motion playback
- 2.7K60 fps video – Capture cinematic, high-resolution 2.7K footage at an impressive 60 frames per second
- Add HiLight Tags during playback – Now you can mark key moments both while recording video and playing back content on the built-in touch display to quickly find highlights for easy editing and sharing.
All of these features and great, but I’ll have to admit that the 240fps option for the Black now makes me wish I would have picked up a HERO4 Black over the Silver a couple months ago. Still, the Silver’s LCD screen is fantastic and GoPro really has done it right with the HERO4 models.
The new firmware update should be available sometime next month.
Now, where’s that GoPro drone?