Specifications for the next action camera from GoPro have hit the web ahead of an expected summer launch. The device, which we’ll call the GoPro Hero4, will be able to record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second in addition to grabbing slow-motion clips at 120 frames per second in 1080p and super slow-motion at 240 frames at 720p.
Elsewhere, the revised camera is said to be powered by an dual-core 1GHz A9 system-on-chip from Ambarella, the same company that has supplied the SoC is previous generations. The shooter will include multi-exposure HDR and WDR tone mapping as well as electronic image stabilization and the ability to shoot 13-megapixel stills. We’re also hearing the lens will be improved for shooting in low-light situations.
GoPro is about due for an upgrade after having launched the previous Hero3 line back in October 2012. Those in the know may point out that the top-of-the-line Black Edition is already capable of recording 4K video but truth be told, it’s more of a novelty than anything due to its 15 frames per second limitation.
If accurate, the GoPro Hero4 will be able to record usable 4K video on the go.
The information comes from a “leaked” press release that first appeared on EOSHD. I’m going to assume English isn’t the first language of whoever wrote the press release as it’s a pretty tough read but it does jive with earlier specification rumors.