Several GoPro Hero 4 specs have been leaked ahead of the action camera’s announcement in a partial press release that has appeared online prematurely.
GoPro has announced its latest action camera in early October 2013 when the Hero 3+ has been unveiled to take the place of the Hero 3. Both the Black and Silver edition are still available and it would be quite unusual for new models to become official so soon after their predecessors.
Nevertheless, this is not what a leaked press release is saying. According to some sources, the GoPro Hero 4 is real and will be announced in the near future and its release date has been set for the “summer of 2014”.
GoPro Hero 4 specs list leaked – 13-megapixel sensor, 4K videos, and dual-core CPU mentioned
The GoPro Hero 4 specs list will include 4K resolution at a frame rate of 30fps. This means that the GoPro cameras will finally get the ability to capture usable 4K videos. Additionally, the new action shooter will be able to record full HD movies at 120fps and 720p movies at 240fps.
All these high frame rates at high resolutions are possible thanks to a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor made by Ambarella, which also provides video streaming support.
The camera will pack a 13-megapixel image sensor with a brand new lens that supports HDR and multi-exposure photography.
Next-gen GoPro Hero release date scheduled for the “summer of 2014”
The fans of actions sports will be pleased to hear that the GoPro Hero 4 will offer integrated electronic image stabilization. This system will attempt to correct camera shakes, reducing blur and shaky videos.
The new device will shoot H.264 videos among others and will be able to capture JPEG photos at full resolution while recording movies. Transferring or sharing content can be done with ease thanks to WiFi, USB, and HDMI support, so that your friends will be able to check out all your adventures.
These features will be available in a lightweight and compact package which contains a waterproof housing. It allows users to record videos at depths down to 60 meters and will be able to withstand pretty much whatever you throw at it.
The GoPro Hero 4 release date is set for the summer of 2014. On the other hand, the price is said to stand at around $340. For the time being, the Hero 3+ Black Edition is available for a penny under $400, while the Silver Edition costs a penny under $300 at Amazon.