So far on day one this little camera has impressed me. I only shoot stills with my Gopros, and I don't plan on changing that with the HERO4 Silver, finally they've made a camera that can shoot in even lower light than before. Here are some untouched still images straight from the camera today.
ISO: 438, Aperture: 2.8, Shutter: 1/8, Exp. Comp.: +0.5
ISO: 345, Aperture: 2.8, Shutter: 1/15, Exp. Comp.: +0.5
It seems like Gopro are always pushing the image quality better and better, so theres no surprise that this new release is again a step forward. What is a nice surprise is that the camera may actually be useable on the trading floor where I shoot most pictures at ISO 3200, 1/125th, F2.8. It's dark down there. All jpegs straight out os a camera need some love, so I normally process through the Adobe raw window.
I wanted the HERO4 Silver (Music Edition) but they didn't have any in stock. I bought the silver and the black edition, planning on a comparison of image quality.
Ben Hider - Event Photographer based in New York City and Westchester