GoPro Launches Hero 8 Black

Today GoPro launched their Hero 8 Black camera that includes a range of upgrades in an effort to make it superior to the Hero 7 plus some hardware add-ons that will make shooting a entire video, not just action, a lot easier.

When it comes to video, Hypersmooth 2.0 seems to be the big selling point. This takes the gimbal-like Hypersmooth tech from the Hero 7 and apparently improves it. This should be a big selling point for the mountain bikers and runners who want smooth footage through over all types or terrain and adventures. Hypersmooth 2.0 can now also be used across all framerates and at all speeds. Imagine supersmooth 4k.

Also new, TimeWarp 2.0 features automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping. HERO8 Black sports four digital lenses to easily select a field of view, improved audio with enhanced wind suppression, customizable mode presets and a lighter, frameless design featuring folding mounting fingers.

GoPro Hero 8 Black
HERO 8 Black sports four digital lenses to easily select a field of view

The Hero 8 will cost $399, is available to order today and will start shipping on October 15th. The Hero 7 Black now costs $299, the Hero 7 Silver will round out GoPro’s lineup at $199, while the Hero 7 White is being discontinued.

GoPro Hero 8 Black Accessories
GoPro Hero 8 and Hero 8 Max with accessories.

GoPro Hero 8 Black Accessories

Media Mod: The $79.99 Media Mod delivers shotgun-mic directional audio performance and features two cold shoe mounts for additional accessories along with Type-C, HDMI and 3.5mm external mic adapter ports. 

Display Mod: The $79.99 Display Mod is a folding front- or rear-facing 1.90-inch display that attaches to the top of the Media Mod. It’s the perfect size for both framing up vlogging shots and folding down and out of the way when not in use.

Light Mod: Waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters), wearable and gear-mountable, the $49.99 Light Mod is the world’s most versatile light. The Light Mod is ready to brighten any scene, whether mounted to the Media Mod or attached to a GoPro mount, it’s rechargeable, and it comes complete with a diffuser to soften lighting when filming with HERO8 Black.


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