GoPro Hero 9 Black has been launched. It is GoPro’s flagship action camera for 2020 and features a high resolution sensor, large battery, removable lens cover, and a front-facing color LCD display. The new camera tops the GoPro lineup, while the current Hero 8 Black should eventually go down in price, followed by the Hero 7 Black which will now serve as the entry model.
GoPro is only updating its main Hero line for this year (for now) and since last year GoPro Max will continue the company’s 360-degree camera offering. The Hero 9 Black will also be compatible with GoPro mods, including a new Max Lens mod.
GoPro Hero 9 Black Price, Availability
GoPro Hero 9 Black Price in India Rs. 49,500 and will be available by the end of October. GoPro will launch a new media mod for the Hero 9 Black in the coming months, offering an improved microphone and weather-resistant design with a foam cover to suppress wind noise.
GoPro Hero 9 Black Specification
The GoPro Hero 9 Black has a new 23.6-megapixel image sensor and is powered by the previous model’s GP1 processor. The camera can now record 5K 30fps video and capture 20-megapixel stills. There is a new front-facing color LCD display that should be useful for framing your shots when you point the camera. The Hero 9 Black has a larger battery than the Hero 8 Black which GoPro says should improve battery life by up to 30 percent. The camera is slightly larger and heavier than previous models due to these additions.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black also has new software features. These include HyperSmooth 3.0 which promises better stabilization and the ability to use boost mode in all resolutions including 5K. The new TimeWarp 3.0 mode now lets you slow your hyperlap video with audio at half the speed for real-time speed or slow-motion effects, simply by tapping the display. If you select the ‘Linear + Horizon Level’ option, it is also capable of leveling the horizon within the camera.
GoPro Hero 9 Black brings back the option to remove the lens cover and now, you can swap it with the new Max Lens Mod. This optional lens is said to offer a much wider field of view and the Max HyperSouth starting with GoPro Max can take advantage of the stabilization and horizon lock features.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is rugged and is waterproof up to 10 meters. It supports single microSD card and has a USB Type-C port for charging. The camera has foldable mounting fingers which we first saw on the Hero 8 Black.
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