Product Comparison: GoPro Hero9 Black vs GoPro Hero4 Silver

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General Specifications
Hero9 Black
Hero4 Silver
About the Product
More power. More clarity. More stability. The groundbreaking HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for ridiculous 5K video and stunning 20MP photos. A dazzling new front display delivers a live preview for easy framing, while a large rear touch screen with touch zoom provides fast, intuitive control.
Capture your world in an all-new way with HERO4 Silver, the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is now ultra convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
20 MP
12 MP
Video Resolution
2880 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
33 feet
131 feet
Size & Weight
2.16 in.
1.65 in.
2.79 in.
2.32 in.
1.32 in.
1.14 in.
5.57 oz.
5.18 oz.

GoPro Hero9 Black

GoPro Hero4 Silver

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
GoPro Hero9 Black Waterproof Action Camera
  • The GoPro is the perfect size.
  • It's unbelievably light, compact and durable.
  • It's really a great compact size.
  • This camera is amazing and I love how light weight it is.
  • I like the small size and motion options.
GoPro Hero4 Silver Action Camera
  • I love how compact it is and the functionality is amazing!
  • It’s super easy to stick into your pocket and take it almost anywhere with you.
  • This compact camera has an excellent video quality.
  • It is easy to use, extremely durable, light, and compact for easy transportation.
  • Small and compact. Waterproof housing.
Display Type
Screen Size
2.27 in.
1.75 in.
What customers say about "Display"
GoPro Hero9 Black Waterproof Action Camera
  • Touch screen is a little bit noble but does the job.
  • The front viewing screen works really well and makes it very easy to adjust to the perfect picture when self recording.
  • The front and rear screens are adjustable.
  • Front facing screen is awesome and offers several options!
  • Larger rear display isn't as responsive as previous GoPros.
GoPro Hero4 Silver Action Camera
  • The LCD screen on the back works flawlessly.
  • This rear screen is especially nice.
  • Navigating with the touch screen is great.
  • The touch screen is a very welcome addition.
  • The LCD screen isn't working properly.
Video Formats
MP4 (H.264/AVC), MP4 (H.265/HEVC)
MP4 (H.264)
Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Video"
GoPro Hero9 Black Waterproof Action Camera
  • 5K video is the most detailed on any GoPro.
  • The quality of the video and the stills are excellent.
  • The video/image quality is very good.
  • 5K looks awesome!
  • Photos are very poor quality.
GoPro Hero4 Silver Action Camera
  • The quality of the video is absolutely stunning.
  • This camera takes great video, when it works.
  • Video is great, as is the underwater capability.
  • 1080p60 for super crisp and amazing video.
  • The defaults produce excellent, sharp, clear and colorful videos of whatever the camera is aimed at.
Wi-Fi Enabled
Water Resistant
Memory Card Compatibility
microSD Class 10
microSD Class 10
Built-In Mounting with Folding Fingers, HyperSmooth 3.0, TimeWarp 3.0, SuperPhoto, HDR Mode, Night Lapse Video, Digital Lenses, Voice Control, Touch Zoom
Protune™, HiLight Tag, SuperView, Auto Low Light, QuikCapture
What customers say about "Features"
GoPro Hero9 Black Waterproof Action Camera
  • Built-in mics provide decent wind noise reduction.
  • The horizon levelling was good.
  • Great product. GoPro 9 has got some amazing features when compared to my GoPro 6.
  • Battery life is slightly improved compared to its predecessor.
  • GPS function of my GoPro Hero Black 9 doesn't work at all.
GoPro Hero4 Silver Action Camera
  • Timelapses are awesome and so easy to do.
  • Waterproof to 40M with case.
  • Tons of compatible attachments.
  • It has really nice picture and video quality, and the touch screen feature is really nice.
  • WiFi is a battery vampire. Just turn it off and keep it off.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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