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Advantages of the GoPro Black Edition

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4K @ 12fps vs UHD @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution 4K (4096x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Size
Significantly smaller
60×42×30 mm vs 133×93×84 mm
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13.7x smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight
Significantly lighter
74 g vs 560 g
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7.6x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.2" vs 3.3"
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2.8x thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Black Edition$429.27
              DMC-GH4$599.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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