GoPro this week introduced HERO8 Black and its performance-expanding Mods, along with MAX, the company’s new dual-lens camera. Here’s a quick overview:
HERO8 Black – $399
HERO8 Black goes big with next-level HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization—featuring dramatically improved stabilization over HyperSmooth 1.0. HyperSmooth 2.0 benefits from significantly improved baseline performance and now works in all resolutions and frame rates. It also features a new Boost mode, plus in-app horizon leveling.
Also new, TimeWarp 2.0 features automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping. HERO8 Black sports four digital lenses to make it easy to choose a desired field of view, improved audio performance with enhanced wind suppression, new customizable mode presets and a 14% lighter, frameless design that features folding mounting fingers for improved simplicity and convenience. Waterproof (33′ / 5m) and durable, HERO8 Black delivers everything you’ve come to expect from a flagship HERO camera, and more.
MAX – $499
MAX is a dual-lens GoPro camera that maxes out on versatility—it’s like having three cameras in one. Use MAX as a waterproof (16′ / 5m), maximum-stabilized single-lens HERO camera, dual-lens 360 camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front-facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities.
No matter how you use it, MAX delivers next-level, unbreakable video stabilization with Max HyperSmooth — GoPro’s highest performance stabilization, ever. MAX also features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView—GoPro’s widest field of view, ever. Additional features include in-camera 360 video and photo stitching plus ultra-quick and convenient keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app.
The Media Mod – $79.99
An add-on frame for HERO8 Black that provides professional-grade shotgun-mic performance, two cold shoe mounts plus I/O support including a 3.5mm external mic port, HDMI and USB Type-C ports.
The Display Mod – $79.99
A folding, 1.9″ front-facing display that attaches to the Media Mod to make framing easy when vlogging and using HERO8 Black as a selfie camera. When not in use, the Display Mod can fold down and out of the way, functioning as a rear-facing display.
The Light Mod – $49.99
A waterproof (33′ / 10m), rechargeable LED light that can attach to the Media Mod or any GoPro mount to provide enhanced lighting in low light settings.
The Updated GoPro App
And in case you missed it, all the goodness of the award-winning Quik video editing app is now built right into the GoPro app. The GoPro app also supports both GoPro and phone content in edits, and now streams live at full HD 1080p resolution on both HERO8 Black and MAX.
The GoPro app’s auto video editing experience also features four new themes inspired by iconic GoPro videos created by the company’s in-house media team. Choose between Adrenaline Seeker, Adventure Travel, Cinematic and Memory Curator and then share directly to social media or store within the app as an editable draft to revisit.
GoPro Million Dollar Challenge
The GoPro Million Dollar Challenge is back. Open exclusively to owners of HERO8 Black and MAX, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of $1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are included in the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in late January 2020. Entry begins Oct. 1 and ends Jan. 12.
- Pre-order HERO8 Black at GoPro.com today with shipments starting October 15.
- HERO8 Black will be available at select retailers in the U.S. and internationally starting the week of October 20.
- Pre-order MAX at GoPro.com today with shipments starting October 24.
- MAX will be available at select retailers in the U.S. and internationally starting October 25.
- Mods will be available for pre-order on GoPro.com in December.