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Gopro Black vs. GoPro Silver – Which to Choose?


Gopro Black vs. GoPro Silver – Which to Choose?

If you’re in the market for a personal camera that you can use for video, FPV, or photos, then the GoPro is one of the best known on the market, and undoubtedly one of the best quality. However, their array of choices can be confusing, and choosing a GoPro color isn’t just about the color of the finish, because each model has its own unique specs, and a different pricetag. These include the GoPro White, Silver, and Black, and each one has its own specifications, across each generation. If you’re trying to choose one, this article will help you by comparing the specs, features, and capabilities of your options, so you can buy the best one for your needs.

What’s the Difference Between the GoPro Black and GoPro Silver?

If you’re trying to choose a GoPro, then you probably already know that the white is the lowest resolution option. With significantly lower resolution, it’s a best fit for making quick videos, rather than photo and print quality imagery. The Black and Silver are both significantly better quality. The following includes a quick comparison of their specs.

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GoPro Silver Hero 4 – The GoPro Silver is the lower-end GoPro and therefore the more budget option, but also the one with lower specs. With 27k 30FPS video, 1080p 60FPS video, and 720p – 120FPS video options, it allows you to choose to record in very high quality with fewer frames, or in lower quality with more frames, take 12mp photos at 30FPS burst, and auto adjust to different lighting. You also get ProTune for photos, WiFi features for sharing, Time Lapse Videos, and much more, which you can access via the built in touch display.

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GoPro Black Hero 4 – The GoPro Black Hero 4 is the highest end GoPro, and for good reason. With 4K video recording, it records at the highest current video resolution, which makes for very impressive photos and videos. With 4K at 30FPS, 2.7K at 60FPS, and 1440p at 80FPS, the Black allows you to record professional quality video on your camcorder. It takes the same quality photos, which means that screenshots of your videos are higher resolution, but has all of the other features, except for the built in touch display.


Essentially, the GoPro Silver comes with a touch screen and quality video, while the Black focuses primarily on providing stellar video quality. If you want the black for a specific usage, like recording at venues, they have specific versions for that, with higher end microphones built Iin, for better audio.

Which Should You Choose?

Depending on what you want to do with your GoPro, either the Silver or the Black might be a good fit for you. One consideration is that while 4K quality is nice, you probably don’t need it. The Silver still looks very, very good, even on a large screen, which makes it a good investment for almost everyone. On the other hand, if you want to use your GoPro for actual professional cinematography, you might just want the best you can afford.