GoPro has announced the Hero9 Black, featuring a new 20-megapixel sensor that delivers 5K 30p video capabilities, is now available for an RRP of $700.
Gimbal-like stability, creating smooth video capture, is achieved by using GoPro’s HyperSmooth 3.0 Electronic Video Stabilisation. It uses a rolling shutter correction algorithm, which assesses motion to make corrections for smooth video. As well as 5K video, the Hero9 Black can also record 4K 60p, 2.7K at 120p, through to 1080k at 120p.
The front colour display is 1.4-inches with live preview and status modes, and a 2.27-inch rear touch display has touch zoom. The removable battery has a 30 percent increased life compared with the Hero8 Black, with improved cold weather performance.
The action cam can live stream and be used as a webcam at 1080p.
Other features include:
– TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed;
– Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture;
– SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video;
– 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).
GoPro also unveiled the new Max Lens Mod ($130), an ultra wide-angle lens that twists on and provides a 155° field of view, and provides Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation. ‘Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360°. This enables mind blowing creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals and weekend warriors, alike.’
Oh, and one other thing, ‘perhaps the most exciting in the long run’, GoPro has eliminated the product’s plastic packaging.
‘Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us,’ said GoPro founder and CEO, Nick Woodman. ‘We’re excited to package the Hero9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we’re committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021.’