HERO10 Black, Better Image Quality and Speed
Action sports camera manufacturer, GoPro, revealed their newest flagship camera, the GoPro HERO10 Black on September 16th, 2021 for $399.98 with a one-year GoPro Subscription or $499.99 without a subscription.
The new HERO10 Black records 5.3K60p video, nearly twice the resolution of 4K, thanks to it’s new GP2 processor which also helps deliver super-smooth video with the new HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization.
Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO claims that the new camera is the best on the market, “HERO10 Black is one of the most impressive cameras in the world, regardless of price.”
The HERO10 Black can record in a variety of video formats including H.264 and H.265 with maximum resolutions and frame rates of up to 5.3K60p, 4K120p, and 2.7K240p at 100 Mb/s.
The HERO10 Black can record slow motion in 120 fps at 3840 x 2160p and 240 fps at 2704 x 1520p.
Along with recording video, the HERO10 Black can livestream in Full HD with HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization.
Previously, the in-camera horizon leveling feature only worked with the 27° field-of-view (fov), now upgraded to include a narrower 45° fov in high-performance settings, up from 27°.
Video Frame Rates/Resolutions
- 5120 x 2880 at 24/25/30/60 fps
- 4096 x 3072 at 24/25/30/120 fps
- 3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30/50/60/120 fps
- 2704 x 2028 at 50/60/120/240 fps
- 2704 x 1520 at 50/60/100/120/240 fps
- 1920 x 1440p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120 fps
- 1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240 fps
In addition to the 5.3K video capture, the HERO10 Black can shoot 23MP photos even in low-lighting.
The HERO10 Black sensor can can capture RAW photos and the screen is designd with a more “snappy” interface due to the new GP2 processor.
Stills can also be captured from HERO10 Black’s video, “In addition to 23 megapixel photos, HERO10 Black enables 19.6 megapixel video stills to be pulled from 5K 4:3 video at 30 frames per second and 15.8 megapixel video stills from 5.3K video at 60 frames per second.”
The HERO10 Black comes in its own reusable case that doubles as packaging for the camera.
Woodman expressed his company’s commitment to reducing plastic waste with this new package, “We’re as committed to reducing GoPro’s impact on the environment as we are to producing the world’s most versatile cameras and imaging software solutions.”
HERO10 Black camera accessories can also fit in the provided case, eliminating the need to purchase additional storage for your camera.
Instant Savings for GoPro subscribers
According to GoPro, existing GoPro subscribers can purchase the HERO10 Black + Accessory Bundle for $399.99 on GoPro.com, a savings of $150.
The accessory bundle includes an extension grip with tripod, a magnetic clip mount, a spare battery plus a 32GB SD card.
GoPro’s subscription is available for $49.99 annually or $4.99 a month and includes all of the listed perks below.
- Auto upload to the cloud while the camera is charging
- Unlimited cloud backup of your photos and videos at original quality
- Unlimited use of the Quik app, including Premium Editing Tools
- No-questions-asked camera replacement
- Discounts on new camera purchases
- Up to 50% off GoPro mounts, accessories and lifestyle gear at GoPro.com
- Premium quality 1080p live streaming to a subscriber’s account at GoPro.com
HERO10 Black Features
- All-New GP2 Processor
- Video: 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240
- Video Stills: Up to 19.6 megapixels
- Photos: 23 megapixels
- Improved Low Light Performance
- Local Tone Mapping (LTM) and 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
- Next-Gen HyperSmooth 4.0 Video Stabilization
- Increased 45° Horizon Leveling Tilt Limit in 4K60, 2.7K120 and 1080p120 Video
- Front Color Display with Higher Frame Rates for Smoother Live Preview of Your Shots
- Faster, More Responsive Rear Touch Display with Touch Zoom
- Faster Content Transfer
- 3 Ways to Transfer Content: Cloud Upload, Wireless Offload and New Wired Transfer to Your Phone
- New Protective Lens Cover with Hydrophobic, Water-Shedding Design
- Removable, Rechargeable 1720mAh Battery
- TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
- 1080p Livestream featuring HyperSmooth 4.0. Video Stabilization
- 1080p Webcam Mode
- Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
- SuperPhoto + HDR
- Night Lapse Video
- RAW Photos
- Digital Lenses Providing Ultra-Wide (SuperView), Wide, Linear and Narrow Perspectives
- Voice Control with 13 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
- 3 Microphones with Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction
- Stereo + RAW Audio
- Custom Presets + On-Screen Shortcuts
- Built-in Folding Mounting Fingers for Attaching the Camera to GoPro Mounts
- Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
- Fast-Charging Compatible
- Compatible with Media Mod, Display Mod, Light Mod and Max Lens Mod (support coming in post-launch firmware update)
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