GoPro Comparison

GoPro’s camera lineup is getting bigger and bigger. We had the chance to play and review many different GoPro models over the year.

The first digital GoPro was introduced in 2006 and the company has exploded in the past 10 years, the GoPro Model Comparison chart below highlights the resolution and fps available for each model of GoPro.

We hope this GoPro comparison table helps you understand better the difference between all the different models available. More in depth review of each model is available below.

 HERO4 Black
HERO4 Black
HERO4 Silver
HERO4 Silver
HERO4 Session
HERO4 Session
HERO+ LCD
HERO+LCD
HERO
HERO
HERO3+ Black
HERO3+ Black
HERO3+ Silver
HERO3+ Silver
HERO3 Black
HERO3 Black
HERO3 Silver
HERO3 Silver
HERO3 White
HERO3 White
HD HERO2
HERO2
HD HERO
HD HERO
HD HERO 960
HD HERO 960
4K
Ultra Wide
30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide,
(24 fps Superview)
15, 12.5 fpsN/AN/AN/A15, 12.5 fps
(12 fps Superview)
N/A15, 12.5 fps
(12 fps Superview)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2.7K
Ultra Wide, Medium
60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
(30, 25 fps Superview)
30, 25, 24 fps
N/AN/AN/A30, 25 fps
(24 fps Superview)
N/A30, 25 fps
(24 fps Superview)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2.7K
4:3 Ultra Wide
30, 25 fpsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1440P
Ultra Wide
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps48, 30, 25, 24 fps30, 25 fpsN/AN/A48, 30,25, 24 fpsN/A48, 30,25, 24 fpsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1080P120, 90, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium (excludes 120 and 90 fps), Narrow
(80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Superview)
60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
(60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Superview)
60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium
(48, 30, 25 fps Superview)
60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
(60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Superview)
60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
30, 25 fps
Medium
30 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium
30, 25 fps
Medium
N/A
960P120, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide
100, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
N/AN/A100, 60, 50, 48 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide100, 48 fps
Ultra Wide
48, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
48, 30 fps
Ultra Wide
30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
720P240, 120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow (240 fps is Narrow only)
(120, 60, 50 fps Superview)
120, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
(100, 60, 50 fps Superview)
100, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium
(60, 50, 30, 25 fps Superview)
60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide, Superview
60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide, Superview
120, 100, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow (120 and 100 fps are Ultra Wide and Narrow only)
(100, 60, 50, 48 fps Superview)
120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow
120, 100, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow (120 and 100 fps are Ultra Wide and Narrow only)
60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide60, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50, 30, 25 fps Ultra Wide30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide
WVGA
(800x480)
240 fps
Ultra Wide
240 fps
Ultra Wide
120, 100 fps
Ultra Wide
N/AN/A240 fps
Ultra Wide
120, 100, 60, 50 fps Ultra Wide240 fps
Ultra Wide
120, 100 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide
120,60 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide
60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide
HERO4 Black
HERO4 Black
HERO4 Silver
HERO4 Silver
HERO4 Session
HERO4 Session
HERO+ LCD
HERO+LCD
HERO
HERO
HERO3+ Black
HERO3+ Black
HERO3+ Silver
HERO3+ Silver
HERO3 Black
HERO3 Black
HERO3 Silver
HERO3 Silver
HERO3 White
HERO3 White
HD HERO2
HERO2
HD HERO
HD HERO
HD HERO 960
HD HERO 960

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HERO4 Session

The latest GoPro to hit the market is also the smallest and lightest GoPro ever produced. This camera looks completely different from the other GoPro models, it’s a 1.5″ cube!

It is 35% lighter than the GoPro HERO4

The mounting options for this action cam are very interesting: the square shape of the camera and the included mounting frame let you rotate the camera easily to use it in any position you want. That’s a plus when you compare it with the mounting options of the regular GoPros.

The Go Pro Session has only 2 buttons and no LCD panel, just a small display that let you see what settings you are using. To adjust the settings, pair the camera with your phone and tablet.

Video quality isn’t as good as the  the Hero4 Silver. The dynamic range, colors and image quality are not as good as the regular GoPros.

Strap it on your dog, to the front of your ski, on the end of a guitar, on your shoulder while rock climbing, the Session is small!

If you are willing to sacrifice a little bit on image quality and the ability to shoot in 4K to have a smaller and lighter camera, the GoPro Session might be worth looking at.

 

HERO4 Black

This is the best of the best when it comes to action cameras. The HERO4 Black edition is the most advanced GoPro ever!

It offers the best image quality and the most flexibility when it comes to frame rate and resolution. It can also make easy and nice looking time lapse.

The ability to shoot in 4K for professionals is a must nowadays and the GoPro HERO4 is the only model in our comparison offering 4K at 40fps. The 1080p at 120fps is also great for slow motion effects.

If your budget allows it, the GoPRo HERO4 Black edition is the best choice.

 

HERO4 Silver

The past iteration of the Silver GoPro was the HERO3 Silver. The HERO3 Silver was a step down model of the HERO3 Black edition, just like with the HERO4 Silver and Black edition. Only this time around, the Silver model is a lot closer to it’s big brother in terms of quality and features.

The GoPro HERO4 Silver edition, is basically the HERO3+ Black from last year with additional settings and a more than welcome touch screen. This touch screen allows you to review footage and adjust settings without the need to use the mobile app. This touch screen however comes at the cost of shorter battery life.

When used in 1080p resolution and 60, 48, 30, or 24 fps the quality of the videos is equal if not better than the GoPro HERO3 Black.

The low light mode on his camera is impressive and produces better results than the previous generation when used in low light settings.

The GoPro HERO4 Silver brings all the things we liked about the HERO3+ Black:

  • video quality
  • pictures quality
  • nice range of resolution and fps

And it adds the touch screen.

For most people, this is the GoPro to get!

 

HERO+ LCD

If you don’t need the 4K video and the 12MP stills, but still want a GoPro with an LCD screen, maybe you should consider the GoPro HERO+ LCD in your comparison.

This is the new “entry level” action camera from GoPro.

As opposed to the HERO4 Silver, the HERO+ LCD can’t be removed from its waterproof case. The camera has built-in wifi and Bluetooth allowing it to connect to the GoPro mobile app.

But with the LCD screen, you wont be stuck using the mobile app all the time. Note that the Micro-HDMI port is not available on this model, this means you won’t be able to connect the camera directly onto your TV.

The addition of the LCD screen really simplifies the operation of the camera when compared with the GoPro HERO+, plus the price tag of the HERO+ LCD makes it a little less “entry level” and appealing to us.

 

We will continue to maintain this Go Pro model comparison page as new models are available.

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