PetaPixel is putting an end to the months of speculation surrounding GoPro’s next camera, and reporting a purportedly accurate leak showing the ‘HERO 4′ in all its pint-sized glory.
According to the report, the HERO 4 will come in two models – the Silver and Black editions. Each will feature a revamped 12MP sensor with an imaging processor two times more powerful than its predecessor. GoPro has also reportedly increased the HERO 4’s battery capacity, added a touchscreen LCD and retained or enhanced many of the GoPro staples we’ve come to enjoy over the years such as built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and class-leading water-proofing at depths surpassing 120-feet.
The differentiation between the two models come by way of the Black-Editions ability to capture 4K video at 30fps – a feature the Silver-Edition will reportedly be limited to 15fps – and the premium model’s full suite of manual controls for video and stills.
Rumored to be labeled the “the most advanced GoPro ever,” the HERO 4 Black-Edition will also feature three different fields-of-view, including: “Ultra-Wide, Medium and Narrow,” and tout additional 2.7K at 50fps, 1440/80p, and 1080/120p video capture options.
According to PetaPixel, both HERO 4’s will lack the popular 240fps slow-motion video found on the HERO 3.
As of today, no pricing or availability information has been released, but it is believed that GoPro will fill in all the blanks when they presumably make things official on Wednesday, October 8th.