GoPro Hero9 Black Action Camera Released

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GoPro has released their latest iteration of the popular action cameras – the GoPro Hero9 Black. Check the current price on Adorama.

The new camera comes with a bunch of upgraded features.

The most prominent features are a new 23.6MP sensor capable of delivering 5K video at 30fps, 20MP Photos, and better video stabilizations.

Also worth mentioning is the new 1.4″ front-facing display with live preview and status modes that makes it easier to frame your shot, the increased battery life of 30% over GoPro Hero8, and a larger 2.27″ rear touch display with touch zoom.

The new front facing display is a nice addition.

It’s also nice to see, that they’ve gone back to a removable lens cover in GoPro Hero9.

In order to get space for the bigger rear display, GoPro had to make the entire camera slightly bigger as well, which means that any waterproof cages or other protective frames you might have for earlier iterations can’t be used with this camera.

The rear display has also increased in size over previous versions.

Here’s a video from Adorama where you can see the new GoPro Hero9 Black in action:

Here are all the new features listed as a table:

GoPro Hero9 Black Specs and Features
New Image Sensor
Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
Photo: 20MP
Photo Burst Mode: 25 photos in 1 second
Liveburst: 1.5 seconds before and after your shot
New 1.4″ front color 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 leveling
TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed (Auto; 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 30x)
1080p Live Streaming
1080p Webcam mode
Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture, and Duration Capture
SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video (Day Timelapse modes: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals; 2, 5, 30, 60 minute intervals | Night Timelapse modes: Auto; 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 second intervals; 2, 5, 30, 60 minute intervals)
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

All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black

GoPro also introduces a Max Lens Mod (for an additional $99.99) that allows for horizon lock when the camera is rotated a full 360°.

That way you can create 360° video and photos with video stabilization and low-distortion at resolutions up to 2.7K at 60fps.

Max Lens Mod will be available globally starting October 2020.

Other official mods include a Media Mod with a removable foam windscreen (for an additional $79.99), a Display Mod, that adds a flip-up screen (for an additional $79.99) (this requires the Media Mod), and a light mod (for an additional $49.99).

The Media Mod for HERO9 Black and Display Mod will be available starting Sept. 16. The Light Mod is currently available on GoPro.com as well as at select retailers.

Check the current price on Adorama.


About the author:

Jan Sørup is a videographer and photographer from Denmark. He’s the owner of filmdaft.com and of the Danish company Apertura, which produces video content for big companies in Denmark and Scandinavia. Jan has a background in music, has drawn webcomics, and is a former lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.

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