The Next GoPro 4 Might Shoot in 4K and 120fps at 1080p

Image courtesy of DGISE

Image courtesy of DGISE

GoPro may soon deliver the fourth evolution of its popular action camera. A small gadget website called DGISE, posted the purported specs of the new GoPro Hero4 that supposedly can record in 4K at 30 fps. Although the two-year-old Black Edition GoPro 3 was also able to shoot in 4K it could only do so at a paltry 15fps. This higher frame rate could make 4K footage from a GoPro camera actually decently viewable.

Along with the quadruple HD resolution, the new camera will supposedly feature 1080p recording at 120fps and 720p at 240fps. On the still capturing front there is also Multi-exposure HDR and Wide Dynamic Range tone mapping. Meanwhile to keep all the rocking action steady the camera purportedly has an electronic image stabilization system backing up the camera’s 13MP sensor. DGISE also posits the GoPro Hero4 will have a completely new lens for shooting in dark and it will arrive this summer.

Given that this is a small and largely unknown source, we’re look to take these early specs with heavy skepticism. There are some merits to these rumors however. Many of the same specs were leaked back in September by Ambarella, the company that manufactures the GoPro’s underlying electronics system for several generations. It’s been two years since the adrenaline junkies started strapping GoPro Hero3s to the sides of the safety helmets…and pelicans, so we’re due for a new GoPro action cam any day now.


Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.