GoPro just launched the HERO 9 Black, boasting More Everything! and we managed to check it out up close!
So here is our hands-on preview of the new GoPro HERO 9 Black action camera!
GoPro HERO 9 Black : What’s New?
The GoPro HERO 9 Black features a new sensor that deliver 5K video and 20 MP photos, together with HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, and 30% longer battery life.
To complement the HERO9 Black, GoPro also introduced a number of mods, including a Max Lens Mod, a Max SuperView mod, a Media Mod, a Display Mod and a Light Mod.
GoPro HERO 9 Black : Our Hands-On Experience!
We had a short time with the GoPro HERO 9 Black, and here is our quick hands-on experience video!
And here is a summary of the GoPro HERO 9 Black’s key features :
- New 20 MP image sensor
- Video Recording Formats : 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
- Photo Resolution : 20 MP maximum
- 1.4-inch front colour display, with live preview and status modes
- 2.27-inch rear touch display, with touch zoom
- 30% longer battery life, 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
- 1080p Live Streaming
- 1080p Webcam Mode
- Power Tools : HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture, Duration Capture
- SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
- 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
- Rugger + waterproof to 10 meters (33 feet)
GoPro HERO 9 Black : New Mods
GoPro is introducing a slew of new mods to complement the HERO 9 Black action camera :
Available in October 2020, the Max Lens Mod adds Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView at up to 2.7K60 resolution. It also allows for horizon lock no matter how the camera is rotated.
- a built-in directional mic with wind suppression
- 2 cold-shoe mounts (for the Display Mod and Light Mod)
- weather-resistant construction
The GoPro HERO 9 Black will still support these two existing mods :
The Display Mod adds these features to the HERO 9 Black :
- a 2-inch flip-up screen for easier vlogging
- built-in rechargeable battery and micro-HDMI connector
The Light Mod adds these features to the HERO 9 Black :
- 4 levels of brightness – up to 200 lumens at 1 meter
- waterproof up to 10 meters (33 feet)
- built-in rechargeable battery (up to 6 hours)
GoPro HERO 9 Black : Price + Availability
The GoPro HERO 9 Black is available for purchase starting today, together with these mods coming soon :
- HERO9 Black : US$449.99 | £429.99 | A$599 | S$680 | RM2099
- HERO9 Black Max Lens Mod : US$99.99 | ~£77 | ~A$137 | ~S$136 | ~RM414
- HERO9 Black Media Mod : US$79.99 | ~£62 | ~A$109 | ~S$109 | ~RM331
- HERO9 Black Display Mod : US$79.99 | ~£62 | ~A$109 | ~S$109 | RM399
- HERO9 Black Light Mod : US$49.99 | ~£39 | ~A$68 | ~S$68 | RM249
Here are online purchase options for the GoPro HERO 9 Black :
- United States : $449.99
- United Kingdom : £429.99
- Australia : A$599
- Singapore : S$680 | S$680 | S$680
- Malaysia : RM2099 | RM2099 | RM2099 | RM2099 | RM2099 | RM2099 | RM2099
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