TechTalk: GoPro HERO4 or go Polaroid Cube?

GoPro HERO4 B v Polaroid Cube
GoPro HERO4 B v Polaroid Cube
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You’ve been framed should see a surge of comedy stunts after GoPro release their latest trio of products this week.

But do you GoPro...or go for the new Polaroid Cube?

Our cameras and photography expert Marisa Cashill today looks at both top new products.

The best spec of GoPro’s new kit is the GoPro HERO4 Black, which boasts twice the performance of its predecessors.

It is capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps and the best update I can see is that you can then take an 8.3-megapixel still image from this so you never have to decide whether to shoot video or stills.

Freeze framing the action is a definite plus for this dinky device and should attract more fans to the action cam.

It offers faster Wi-fi connections so you can shoot and send straight to web, this feature will certainly appeal to the professional market who are up against deadlines.

There are lots of extra shooting modes including full HD video at 120fps - great for slow motion effects. Cost iss £369.99.

But if you need to save a few pennies the GoPro HERO4 Silver is less pricey at £289.99, yet still has an integrated touchscreen display, 12-megapixel stills capability and video recording at 30 fps and still packed with up-to-date features.

There is a budget release of the GoPro Hero too.

For for only £99.99 you can still experience the range’s reputed ruggedness and also be taken to the depths - literally over 130 feet in the ocean. This will appeal to snorkelers and some shallow depth divers too, and at that price will be fairly unrivaled.

The release of these portable action cameras comes only a couple of weeks after Polaroid released their first attempt at a budget and more affordable version with their Cube, prices around £61.

Following Polaroids retro design this stylish unit is a 1.5in cube and comes in a range of eyecatching colours.

It is rubberised so it feels nice to hold and is designed to be dropped so would be safe even in the hands of a toddler.

It has a magnetic bottom in order to mount it onto metal such as a cycle helmet or handle bars, to reduce the need of other accessories.

There is a range of accessories however which will also attract people to this product. It has a stills function, which although is less than the GoPro has to offer it is still an agreeable six-megapixels, along with its high-def movie mode at 1080p.

Its weatherproof, but unlike the GoPro Hero the Cube can’t be submersed in water. it’s an economy gadget. Let us know which you prefer and why?