GoPro Hero 4 Release Date Rumors, Leaked Specs, And Info: Newest Action Camera Will Push FPS and Resolution Limits Increase Shock Resistance And Waterproofing [PHOTO]

The GoPro is a small, durable, camera that can be used for taking action phots, worn as a helmet cam or around the neck.

Their latest camera, called  named the GoPro Hero 4, is rumored either a March or an October release.

As the Hero 3 was equipped with an ARM A7 processor, the Hero 4 could be getting a new Cortex-A9 processor chip with an FPU accelerator.

The upgrade in processor is likely as the newer chip will enable the Hero 4 to capture photos and videos at 4K resolution.

Video capture will be possible in 30fps when with the Hero 3, 4K video capture was only achievable at 15fps.

Of course, the Hero 4 can also record videos at a lower resolution but will result in a higher frame rate – 1080p at 120fps or 720p at 240fps.

This will allow users to record full HD videos at smoother frame rates, especially with high-speed sports and activities.

The new GoPro Hero 4 is also rumored to have a 13-megapixel photo-sensor which will enable the camera to take photos and videos in the dark.

This will be especially useful for late night high-speed drives or other night related activities.

Some have rumored that it will also feature a 3d lense, but this has not been confirmed.  Here are all the rumors around the new camera.

According to new leaked information, the Go Pro Hero 4 was is expected this summer or fall.  claims the release date is in Octobler.

An official release date has not been annouced;however, the Hero 2, and Hero 3 were boh launched in the fall.

According to a leaked press release, there are a few clues on the possible features to be included in the GoPro Hero 4 edition.

Rumors say it can shoot ultra-HD, 4K resolution videos at 30fps.

It will also be able to shoot 1080p videos at 120fps and also 720p videos at a high of 240fps.

This camera is also expected to come with interesting features like multi-exposure as well as HDR WDR tone mapping, improved MCTF, as well as an electronic image stabilizer.

There is also the possibility of the camera coming with a waterproof housing with a flat lens feature for underwater shots of up to 60m deep.

The GoPro Hero 4 expected to come with a dual-core A9, 1GHz ARM Cortex processor, which is better than what is on the Hero 3.

The camera is also expected to come with a 13MP sensor and a new technology lens that is optimized for dark area shoots.

The GoPro Hero 4 is also expected to come with a Wi-Fi module as well as HDMI and USB ports, which make it easier to stream and sync footage.

It is expected that this camera will have the ability to capture still images in video shoots and may support H.264, MP, BP, MJPEG and HP Level 5.1formats.

The camera may be available in silver, black or white.

The GoPro Hero 4 will also include Wi-Fi preset, USD, HDMI port along with 13-megapixel photo sensor for clicking in the night darkness.

It will enable shooting as deep as 60 metres under water.

That’s amazing! Isn’t it?.

The camera will host Cortex A-9 processor chip and an FPU accelerator for supreme quality.

It will definitely exceed the functional capacity of its previous version GoPro Hero 3.

The new GoPro Hero 4 is also rumored to have a 13-megapixel photo-sensor which will enable the camera to take photos and videos in the dark.

The camera allegedly weighs 100 grams and featurse the same increased impact resistance and water-resistance of up to 60 meters, allowing users to record footage underwater.

Sources also claimed that the Hero 4 would come with a retail price of around $350.

These specs; however, have not been confirmed by GoPro, and should be taken as rumors.  The release date is also the subject of a lot very different rumors, which have been coming out  since last year , but the buzz escalated in recent weeks, perhaps because the Hero 2, Hero 3, and the Hero 3+ were all released in the last quarter of the previous years.  Some claim that the release date is scheduled for October, while some say that the official release date has been  moved to March  of next year.

According to Stifel analysts Jim Duffy, Lolly Iarocci and Peter McGoldrick, the GoPro Hero 4 Black model would be available in mid-October for $499.95.

According to the  Wall Street Journal , Chief Executive Nick Woodman’s said GoPro 4 is going to be “a big one” at an investment conference in August, and have since been bidding the GoPro stock up to nearly 80 percent.  New tech blog Dgise had earlier predicted that the camera “will position the retail shelves in October 2014″ and should cost about $340.

However the financial website  Benzinga , citing Duffy, says that the Hero 4 will carry a retail price of $499.95.

Currently, the Hero3+ Black is going for $399.99 According to the analysts, the expected launch of the GoPro Hero 4 Black model prior to the holiday season is significant because it is “positive for 2014 revenue and earnings power” of GoPro Inc ( NASDAQ:GPRO ).

The analysts said, “We see room for  upside  to our 3Q and 4Q revenue estimates, driven by sell-in of Hero 4, and uptake of the new product from the enthusiast user base as well as the higher point of the product.

Check back for more information about the GoPro Hero 4 release date as it becomes available    

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