Well, this isn’t really a good time to launch action cameras, but then GoPro just went ahead and announced their new Hero9 Black camera. It brings in a lot of improvements over the Hero8 — a new sensor that can shoot up to 5K videos and 20MP photos, a new front-facing display and next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization.
The rear display is bigger now and the company also claims up to 30% better battery life. There’s also a new Max Lens Mod accessory that upgrades HyperSmooth 3.0 Video Stabilization to Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video.
GoPro Hero9 will be available in India (via Amazon, Flipkart, and Chroma) from late October for a price of Rs. 49,500. “HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s CEO.
The new Max Lens Mod, which is priced at Rs. 10,500 in India, brings ‘Max’ stabilization to the camera. With the new mod accessory, the camera can shoot up to 2.7K60 ultra-wide angle lens. Media-Mod (Rs. 8,400), Display Mod (Rs. 6,900), and Light Mod (Rs. 4,700) are also compatible with the new camera.
GoPro Hero9 Black Features
- New Image Sensor
- Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
- Photo: 20MP
- New 1.4” front colour display with live preview and status modes
- Larger 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom
- 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold-weather performance
- Removable, rechargeable battery
- HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon levelling
- TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
- 1080p Live Streaming
- 1080p Webcam mode
- Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
- SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
- RAW photos
- Digital lenses
- Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
- 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
- Stereo + RAW audio
- Larger speaker for improved audio playback
- Removable lens cover
- Built-in folding mounting fingers
- Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
- Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black