GoPro has unveiled its Hero 8 Black action camera with a number of new enhancements, including next-stage image stabilization, an integrated frame mount system, and new accessories such as a directional microphone for improved recording quality.
Outside, GoPro has abolished the previous frame mounting system required to mount the camera and instead opted for integrated "folding fingers" on the bottom of the camera. The fingers can be folded into the camera when not in use. When opened, they have a bracket that allows the device to be attached to a bracket. Now, users no longer have to worry about grabbing the mounting hardware required for previous models, and the built-in fingers provide access to the battery and microSD card slot that used to be blocked by the frame chassis.
GoPro has also eliminated the removable lens cover ̵
The Hero 8 has even more improvements inside, not least with HyperSmooth 2.0, the latest version of GoPro's electronic stabilization technology. According to preliminary reports, the stabilization is so smooth that the realism of your video is noticeably affected. Fortunately, the function can be activated in several stages so that you can shake it a bit into the receptacle if this improves the quality.
People who buy the GoPro Hero 8 can also look forward to:
- LiveBurs t: Record three seconds of video – 1.5 seconds before and after pressing the shutter button – with 90 individual pictures you can browse to find individual pictures for photos. Likewise, RAW photos can be shot in still images, continuous shots and time lapses.
- Time Warp 2.0: Adjust the recording speed settings from real time to fast motion. Now includes automatic speed selection instead of asking you what speed you want to record, as well as the ability to tap the GoPro screen to increase or decrease speed.
- Enhanced SuperPhoto and HDR: SuperPhoto is essentially GoPro's intelligent auto-mode now allows you to capture photos with greatly reduced motion blur. It also results in images with better contrast and better overall quality in different lighting conditions.
- Full HD l ivestreaming: Previously supported in 720p, the Hero 8 can stream live at 1080p.
- New Presets and Digital Lenses : Presets include Standard, Action, Cinematic, and Slo-Mo (as well as the ability to define custom lenses), while the Narrow, Distortion-Free Linear, Wide and SuperView. Narrow is referred to as a typical smartphone lens, while SuperView expands the recording through digital processing from 4: 3 to 16: 9.
Other enhancements include the ability to capture video at speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (78 megabits per second) on the previous model; the ability to process night time-lapse videos out of the camera; and a new horizon-leveling feature in the GoPro Quik app that lets you correct cases where you accidentally record off-the-fly videos.
The built-in microphone is indeed to be improved when it comes to reducing wind noise GoPro will offer a $ 80 Media Mod with a directional microphone for noisy environments. The company also announced a $ 50 US $ 200-lumen LED Light-Light Mod and a $ 80 display mod that features a flip-up screen, each with its own power source to keep the main battery in your pocket Camera is not unloaded.
GoPro Hero 8 Black is available for pre-order now for $ 399.99 and includes a free 32GB SanDisk Extreme SD card. Units will ship on October 15, while worldwide retail availability will start on October 20. The Media Mod, the Light Mod and the Display Mod will be preordered in December.
Together with the GoPro Hero 8, the company has announced The GoPro Max, a 360-degree camera, consists of two 180-degree lenses, one in front and one in the back. The Max offers many of the features mentioned in the Hero 8 as well as a power panorama mode, which takes super wide-angle shots and converts them into a flat widescreen format. The price is set at $ 499.99 and units will ship on October 24, with retailers receiving their inventory on October 25.