GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro HERO4 Silver


GoPro CHDHY-401 overview

  • 1Description

With a built-in touch screen LCD for composing shots and accessing the menu, the GoPro HERO4 Silver eliminates the need for an LCD BacPac. It is able to capture Full HD 1080p at up to 60 fps and - for even more detailed shots - capture 2.7K (2704 x 1520) at 30 fps and 4K (3840 x 2160) at 15 fps. There are a number of other frame rates and resolutions as well, including a 100 fps mode ideal for creating slow motion effects that is available in 960p and 720p. But the HERO Silver's capabilities don't stop with video. It can also take 12-megapixel stills, as individual shots, in intervals for stitching together time-lapse movies, or in momentary bursts of up to 30 photos per second - the latter helping ensure you catch fast action at just the right moment.

For remote monitoring and operation, the camera is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, letting you pair it with a mobile device or the separately available Smart Remote. There is also a USB port for file transfer, charging, or to connect the optional 3.5mm mic adapter. Further promoting its take-anywhere claim, the 131' Standard Housing is included, and not only keeps the camera dry, it adds an extra layer of protection. In addition to the bundled flat and adhesive mounts, the camera is also adaptable to a wide range of separately available mounts from GoPro and third-parties - with options to accommodate just about any scenario imaginable.

Built-In Touch Screen Display
A notable addition compared to the HERO3+ Silver Edition, the HERO4 Silver Edition incorporates a touchscreen display on the back of the camera. This allows you to compose your shots, review footage already recorded, and access settings. The screen is responsive to both touch and swipe gestures - designed to make navigation simpler and more intuitive
Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Allows you to pair the HERO4 with a mobile device running the GoPro App, or use the separately available Smart Remote. With the app you can preview, playback, and share your favorite shots via email, text, Facebook, Instagram, and more. With the Smart Remote, it is possible to control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600' line-of-sight. The advantage of using Bluetooth instead of Wi-Fi - where supported - is reduced power consumption
GoPro App and Studio Software
Expand your GoPro experience with the free GoPro App and GoPro Studio software. The GoPro App allows you to control your camera remotely using your phone or tablet, view and share your content, and watch "best of" videos on the GoPro Channel. Use GoPro Studio to create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world
Up to 12-Megapixel Photos
While in the 12-megapixel photo mode it is possible to record a high-speed burst at up 30 fps, helping you capture action stills at just the right moment. The following photo settings are available:
  • 12MP (Default): Wide; 4000 x 3000
  • 7MP: Wide, Medium; 3000 x 2250
  • 5MP: Medium; 2560 x 1920
Simultaneous Video and Photo
Simultaneous Video and Photo Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time. Available intervals are 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds. The following settings are supported:
  • 1440p: 30, 25, 24; Ultra Wide, Medium
  • 1080p: 30, 25, 24; Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
  • 720p: 60, 50, 30; 25 Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
Continuous Photo (Up to 30 Seconds)
Hold down the shutter button to continuously capture a series of photos until shutter button is released

Continuous Interval
  • 3 photos/1 second (Default)
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 10 photos/1 second
Photo Bursts
Capture up to 30 photos per second. The following settings are available:
  • 30 photos/1 second (default), 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds
  • 10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds, 10 photos/3 seconds
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 3 photos/1 second
Night Photo and Night Lapse
Take photos at user-defined intervals to use in time-lapse videos. It is also possible to set an exposure time of up to 30 seconds per shot - whether in time-lapse or single shot - which is ideal for outdoor nighttime work. The following Night Lapse interval settings are available:
  • 15, 20, 30, and 60 seconds
  • 2, 5, 30, and 60 minutes
An ultra-wide lens designed to give your footage an immersive POV feel as well as capture nearly everything happening in front of the lens. SuperView is available with the following settings:
  • 1080p SuperView: 1920 x 1080
  • 720p SuperView: 1280 x 720
Protune for Photo and Video
Protune unlocks the camera's full potential, delivering minimally compressed video optimized for professional productions, with advanced manual controls for photos and video. Flex your creativity with customizable settings for color, ISO limit, white balance, sharpness and exposure. Protune is available for all video and photo resolutions
HiLight Tag
HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording so you can locate your favorite clips later for convenient playback, editing, or sharing using the GoPro App or GoPro Studio. Just press the dedicated button on the camera or Smart Remote, or use the GoPro App to tag your highlights
This mode turns the GoPro into a one-button camera, allowing you to power on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button. Press once to record video, press and hold for two seconds to capture Time Lapse photos
Selectable FOV
Three field of view settings are offered: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow. These help you choose the preferred perspective, be it wide-angle and inclusive, medium for a bit of focus, or close-up
Audio Acquisition
There is an internal mono mic and it is possible to record from an external source using a separately available 3.5mm mic adapter. An integrated ADC (analog-to-digital converter) in the HERO4 Silver enables compatibility with a wider variety of professional, low-sensitivity external mics for immersive stereo audio capture and enhanced performance - whether recording voices, an acoustic jam session, or a live show
Dedicated Settings Button
A single button provides direct access to the camera settings. In addition, the menu has been redesigned from the HERO3+ Edition to make navigation simpler
Record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save
Auto Low Light
Automatically adjusts the frame rate for optimal performance under low-light conditions
In the Box
GoPro HERO4 Silver
  • Rechargeable Battery for HERO4 ssrvfxquwvcsrawwddwtxyfvxcywtq
  • Standard Housing
  • Skeleton Backdoor
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    GoPro CHDHY-401 specs

    System NTSC/PAL
    Recording Media x microSD/HC/XC (64 GB Maximum)

    Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required. See GoPro website for list of latest recommended cards.

    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 12.5/15 fps (H.264)
    2704 x 1520p at 24/25/30 fps (H.264)
    1920 x 1440p at 24/25/30/48 fps (H.264)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps (H.264)
    1280 x 960p at 50/60/100 fps (H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 25/30/50/100/120 fps (H.264)
    848 x 480p at 240 fps (H.264)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4000 x 3000 (4:3)
    JPEG: 7 Megapixel, 3000 x 2250 (4:3)
    JPEG: 5 Megapixel, 2560 x 1920 (4:3)
    Touchscreen Yes
    Exposure Control
    Interval Recording .5 Second
    1 Second
    2 Second
    5 Second
    10 Second
    30 Second
    60 Second
    Waterproof Depth Rating 131.0' / 40.0 m (Waterproof Housing)
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x USB Mini-B For charging, optional 3.5mm mic adapter, and optional A/V cable
    1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)

    USB port also serves as mic input using separately available 3.5mm adapter. Also supports composite output using a separately available A/V cable.

    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.8 VDC, 1160 mAh
    Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
    Charging Method USB
    Weight 2.93 oz / 83 g camera only
    5.19 oz / 147 g with housing
    Packaging Infossrvfxquwvcsrawwddwtxyfvxcywtq
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 4.9 x 4.0"

    GoPro CHDHY-401 reviews

    HERO4 Silver is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 289.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally I wanted a GoPro for so long and finally caved in and bought one. Silver is handsdown a better buy than the Black, especially if you only have one GoPro. The LCD screen makes framing the shot much easier. The only thing is that it takes a long time to learn how to use the camera with the optimal settings and how to post edit to get photos and videos to look cool. I wish I bought it earlier before my vacation to have more time to learn how to use it properly for the best shots in all conditions. This is not an auto settings camera. Auto will only produce mediocre shots. Youtube has a long of advice though to teach you the basics.
    Date published: 2016-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adventures like never seen before! I use this driving the california coast, playing in the ocean, kayaking, riding bikes with my kid and jumping off rocks in Big Sur. Footage you can never capture without a GoPro. I love the silver bc no bulky attachment for a screen, easy to use (even for people who dont get gadgets), Small and easily carried, tied or locked on to any type of anchor for the best shots! I really have not found anything I do not like about the silver 4. As i have had the later models ... spending the extra cash is worth it. seriously ... save on the starbucks and get the whole package. Your going to eventually fall in love with it and wish you had.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System Recently took it to a short adventure in Philippines with me. I did lots of diving, kayaking, and island hopping activities. It's compact, robust, produces some amazing footage and decent image quality (I was surprised with it's underwater and low light performance). I normally shoot with a mirrorless camera, but I couldn't justify the cost of an underwater housing, the rig, and all the lighting since I usually dive only once a year. While the image quality cannot be compared to a DSLR or mirrorless camera, it is still quite good, especially with the SRP red filter for diving, and much cheaper to put through some beating that are inevitable on any adventures. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Currently the best all-round GoPro model available. Currently my favourite GoPro camera. I prefer it over the Session and the Black, just because it offers all the features you need, has the most usefulness, and you are not paying for anything more that you don't need. With the Black, you don't get a screen which is really handy for framing and you are very likely not going to be filming 4K as it will just drain the battery faster and you will mostly be editing in 1080p. With the Session, you are limited with features and you do not have a screen and it is not much smaller than the Silver. The Silver beats both of these camera's in my opinion because it is much more useful for everyday action camera filming due to its size, capturing features, the built-in screen and at a better price.
    Date published: 2016-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice set of options I have an original Hero (1?) and found the menu system archaic. Purchased the Hero4 Silver because of the improved menu GUI, built-in LCD and variety of frame-rate and resolution options. The only major differences from the 4-Black is 30P-4K (Silver has 15fps at 4K) I don't need 4K at 30fps at this time. Note: the 4-Black doesn't have an LCD display (a subtraction of a feature from the Silver). I'm using this camera for a film where I need wide angle in close-quarters. So far the camera is more user friendly than the original and seems to be performing as advertised.
    Date published: 2016-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I expected plus more! Great little camera for easy and convenient shooting. I've wanted a GoPro for a very long time, and when the Hero 4 came out I finally pulled the trigger. The built-in LCD really helps for framing shots, and the touch screen is very simple and easy to use. Still figuring out best settings for time lapse and night lapse, but both very cool features. Video and audio quality are very good. I've been shooting in 2.7K-24P-Wide and outputting 1080P. Seems to work well so far. Just updated my GoPro Studio app, iPhone app, and downloaded the latest firmware for the GoPro. No more issues with connecting/controlling from the app. Very happy!
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works seamlessly with the phone app Aerial video in a Walkera G-2D gimbal in a Phantom FC40 quad coppter. Pros: Seamless WIFI remote control with my android phone. Small, Lightweight, Color LCD screen on the back. Easy download when connected to computer. Cons: Expensive Battery drains quickly when using WIFI. It's hard to pick up the camera without pressing a button turning it on/off or turning wifi on/off. Does not charge when camera is on and connected to computer usb. For instance, I left the camera connected after downloading the videos figuring it would charge, but drained the batter instead.
    Date published: 2015-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camera I've ever had! First of all bh&photo is hands down the best website for PRICE, shipping, and customer service! At first I was a little nervous, considering I've never heard of bh photo and they were WAY cheaper then everyone else; including @! NOW; I would order anything from these guys! 70inch 4K is next! The main reason I bought a GoPro is for traveling; with the 4silver I also purchase a chest mount; 3 ft selfie stick and a few extra batteries! The 4 sliver already comes with a waterproof housing! GoPro 4 Silver is amazing! If you are planning on spending 300 to 500. On a GoPro I recommend looking at and YouTube for both personal and visual reviews each site really helped me decide which camera I wanted to purchase. The 4silver is known for The best low light settings and detailed at far distances. The 4black is known for close up detailed pictures/videos! For me since I've NEVER had a GoPro.. I highly recommend the 4Silver; the lcd screen is very helpful and DOESN'T drain the battery! I hope my personal experience helps you too! Good Luck!
    Date published: 2016-02-05
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