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GoPro Hero 4 specs get leaked, can shoot 4K video at 30fps

We are hearing about the first leaked specs of the upcoming edition of the popular GoPro mobile cameras, the HD Hero 4.

The leak comes by way of Ambarella, the company that makes the SoC’s that have powered the GoPro line for the last several generations.

The GoPro HD Hero 4 will be powered by the Ambarella A9 camera SoC, which, besides being able to film in 4K resolution at 30fps, will be able to record in ultra high framerate modes for HD and fullHD, namely 1080p at 120fps, and 720p at 240fps.

Also included in the A9 specifications is 700Mpixels/s oversampling performance, multi-exposure HDR and WDR tone mapping, and electronic image stabilization (EIS). There’s also WiFi capabilities with remote viewfinder and playback functions.

On the more speculative side, there are rumors floating around that the Hero 4 will sport two lenses side-by-side for filming in 3D, but that has not been confirmed. You can find out more about the Ambarella A9 SoC set to power the next generation GoPro camera in this PDF product brief.

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