In this video I do a GoPro Hero 4 Black Unboxing. Plus a few other accessories. Surprisingly neither the GoPro or the BacPac had much juice on them, so I didn’t get to really go through the menu etc. So I’ll do a more thorough review of the Hero 4 Black at a later date. I’m cross-posting this from my photography blog since it’s also relevant to metal detecting.
My first real use of the camera was taking it to Ocean City, Maryland for a few days to film a metal detecting video. And that’s partly why I bought the Hero 4, was to mount it on my body and film my digging for history. I know I was all up in the Sony AZ1, but the specs of the Hero 4 just blew that Sony away. And I can use 4k 30fps for client work.
With Sony’s wrist screen/remote I still think it would be best for metal detecting as you can hose everything off afterwards. The Sony out of it’s case is still splash resistant so the sound recording would be pretty decent. Unfortunately the GoPro in the waterproof case doesn’t record the best of sound, so I’m going to have to either use the skeleton back, an external microphone/recorder, or drill into the case to allow the use of a microphone adapter. And then if I want to dunk it, I’ll have to get another $50 waterproof case.
Here are the shooting modes of the Hero 4 Black. Find the rest of the specs on their website here.
And if you’re curious here’s what the Hero 4 looks like mounted on my hat.