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GoPro- Reviews, Upgrade, and More

With the announcement of the new GoPro release date for Hero GoPro 9, there were a lot of anticipations about the newly added features that the company would introduce. 

GoPro Hero 9 was recently made available to the public. There are several upgrades from its predecessor, the GoPro8.  The latest addition to all GoPro models is being regarded as one of the best cameras that you can invest your money in. 

GoPro has finally added a color screen in the front of the camera. This new feature brings the new addition to the GoPro family “in line with the DJI Osmo Action”. So, it now boasts of the best front camera and the best part is that you will be able to shoot for a longer time period. 

As far as GoPro future products are concerned, the Founder and CEO Nick Woodman stated, “We grew our category from scratch”. “There was no camera that was going to allow me to film myself and my friend while we were surfing”. “So I went to work on this idea to strap a camera to my wrist, and the prototype worked so well that the lightbulb went off, and I went, “Wow!”. 

What are the GoPro Hero9 upgrades as compared to GoPro 8

Let us find out the major differences between the GoPro new release with that of its predecessor GoPro Hero 8. 

  • Dimensions
  1. Hero 8-> 66.3×48.6×28.4mm
  2. Hero 9-> 71.0×55.0x33.6mm
  • Front screen
  1. Hero 8-> Monochrome status
  2. Hero 9-> Color live preview
  • Mounting arms

Both the Hero8 and Hero 9 models have mounting arms.

    1. Both have a color touchscreen at the back, although the size of Hero9 is larger
    2. As far as being waterproof is concerned, both the GoPro Hero models are waterproof to 10m.
  • Streaming and video capture
  1. Hero 8-> Up to 4K/60 FHD/240 footage
  2. Hero 9-> Up to 5K/30, 4K/60, FHD/240
  • Live streaming

Both-> 1080p

With the launch of Hero 9 black camera for 2020, you will be able to shoot 5K video and also “snap 20-megapixel” images that are still. 

Two prominent “performance upgrades” that you can see in GoPro Hero9 include improved battery life and better photo resolution. 

As far as battery life is concerned, the company has stated that you will be able to enjoy “30% video capture time” from the improved battery. This feature is definitely going to be of immense help especially when it comes to action camera.

Reviews related to all GoPro products are more or less positive. The one downside of Hero 9 is that you will not be able to capture more than 30 frames. Also, while you shoot at 5K, the majority of the mobile devices will not be capable enough to allow you to preview what you have captured. For that, you have to take down the footage on your desktop or laptop. 

However, with the newly added features to the GoPro Hero 9, the benefits far outweigh the downside. Vlogging enthusiasts sure are excited about the new GoPro release date.

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Kiara Dawson
Kiara Dawson comes from an Engineering background, with a specialization in Information Technology. She has a keen interest and expertise in Web Development, Data Analytics, and Research. She trusts in the process of growth through knowledge and hard work.

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