GoPro Hero 9 Black has been launched. It is GoPro’s flagship action camera in 2020, with a higher resolution sensor, a larger battery, a removable lens cover and a front color LCD display. This new camera is among the best in the GoPro product lineup, and the existing Hero 8 Black will eventually drop in price, followed by the Hero 7 Black, which will now be the entry model.
GoPro only updated its main Hero series this year (anyway), and the GoPro Max since last year will continue to be the company’s 360-degree camera product. Hero 9 Black will also be compatible with GoPro Mods, including the new Max Lens mod.
GoPro Hero 9 Black price, availability
GoPro Hero 9 Black is priced at Rs in India. 49,500, will be listed in late October. GoPro will also launch a new Media Mod for Hero 9 Black in the next few months. It is said that it will provide an improved microphone with a foam cover to suppress wind noise and a weather-resistant design.
GoPro Hero 9 Black specifications
GoPro Hero 9 Black has a new 236,000 pixel image sensor and is powered by the previous model GP1 processor. The camera can now record up to 5K 30fps video and capture 20 megapixel still images. There is a new front-facing color LCD display, which is useful for composition when the camera is pointed at you. GoPro claims that Hero 9 Black has a larger battery than Hero 8 Black, and GoPro believes Hero 8 Black can increase battery life by 30%. Because of these new features, the camera is larger and heavier than previous models.
GoPro Hero 9 Black also has new software features. Including HyperSmooth 3.0, this version is expected to improve stability and be able to use Boost mode at all resolutions including 5K. Now, the new TimeWarp 3.0 mode allows you to simply tap the display to slow down the ultra-delayed video to real-time speed at audio or half speed to obtain a slow motion effect. If you choose the “Linear + Horizontal Leveling” option, it can also perform horizontal leveling inside the camera.
GoPro Hero 9 Black brings the option of removing the lens cap, and now you can replace it with the new Max Lens mod. It is said that this optional lens can provide a wider field of view, and can take advantage of the Max HyperSmooth stabilization function and horizontal lock function that GoPro Max debuted.
GoPro Hero 9 Black is durable and water-resistant to 10 meters. It supports a single microSD card and has a USB Type-C port for charging. The camera continues to have the foldable mounting fingers we first saw on the Hero8 Black.
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