GoPro announces HERO10 Black
GoPro has announced its newest flagship action camera, the HERO10 Black. Visually, it's almost identical to the HERO9, with the main update a brand new processor, called the GP2, which GoPro says marks a big improvement to image quality and video capture.
Video specs on the new action cam max out at 5.3K at 60 frames per second (FPS), and there's also 4K @ 120 FPS, and 2.7K @ 240 FPS, and its possible to pause videos and grab 15.8MP still photos from the 5.3K video.
The HERO10 Black should also offer better stills performance, and it packs a 23.6 megapixel sensor that GoPro says will perform better in low light. That improved low-light capture applies to video too, with a new '3D noise reduction' algorithm that helps control noise even in nighttime scenes.
The improved processor will make general control and functions much snappier, and it's also used to enable the latest version of HyperSmooth, GoPro’s gimbal-like stabilisation software. Speaking of stabilisation, a new horizon levelling system can lock the horizon even when the camera is tilted up to 45 degrees in either direction.
The GoPro HERO10 has both front and rear facing screens, with the front LCD screen packing a smoother frame rate. There's also a new lens cover with a hydrophobic treatment to improve its ability to get wet and shed water, and, to simplify uploads, HERO10 is cloud connected, meaning the moment its charged, footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud.
It can also be used as a webcam, including with live streaming. As an add-on, users can attach GoPro’s SuperView lens, which offers an even wider angle capture, and which will be available in new 5.3K 30/25/24 FPS capture modes when a firmware update arrives on November 16.
A large-capacity, 1720mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery takes care of power, and it's waterproof to 10m.
The GOPRO HERO10 Black is available in one colour (of course!), and retails for $749. It's out now.
There's more info on the HERO10 at GOPRO's website.