GoPro Announces the Hero10 Black

GoPro announced its new flagship camera, HERO10 Black, which features the company’s new high-performance GP2 processor. GP2 delivers breakthrough image quality and blistering video frame rates that enable HERO10 Black to capture 5.3K video at 60 frames per second, 4K video at 120 frames per second, and 2.7K video at 240 frames per second.

“HERO10 Black is one of the most impressive cameras in the world, regardless of price,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder, and CEO. “Congratulations to our product and engineering teams on creating such a worthy 10th edition of our beloved HERO camera.”

HERO10 Black’s all-new GP2 processor combines with an ultra-high-resolution 23.6-megapixel sensor to better image quality. The camera’s highest video resolution of 5.3K delivers 91% more resolution than 4K and 665% more resolution than 1080p HD at an impressive 60 frames per second—allowing for fluid playback and 2X slow motion. 4K video can be captured at 120 frames per second (4X slow motion) and 2.7K video can be captured at 240 frames per second (8X slow motion).

The new GP2 processor also enables improved video algorithms featuring local tone mapping (LTM) and 3D noise reduction (3DNR) that capture finer detail, more realistic textures, and better contrast—even in low light. In addition to 23-megapixel photos, HERO10 Black enables 19.6-megapixel video stills to be pulled from 5K 4:3 video at 30 frames per second and 15.8-megapixel video stills from 5.3K video at 60 frames per second—ideal for capturing amazing still images of sports and fast-paced activities.

GoPro’s shockingly good in-camera video stabilization gets an upgrade to HyperSmooth 4.0, ensuring that HERO10 Black smooths out even your most shake-ladened experiences. HERO10’s in-camera horizon leveling feature benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45° in high-performance settings, up from 27°, making even your most chaotic video footage look professionally smooth and steady.

HERO10 Black Features:

  • All-New GP2 Processor
  • Video: 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240
  • Video Stills: Up to 19.6 megapixels
  • Photos: 23 megapixels
  • Improved Low Light Performance
  • Local Tone Mapping (LTM) and 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
  • Next-Gen HyperSmooth 4.0 Video Stabilization
  • Increased 45° Horizon Leveling Tilt Limit in 4K60, 2.7K120 and 1080p120 Video
  • Front Color Display with Higher Frame Rates for Smoother Live Preview of Your Shots
  • Faster, More Responsive Rear Touch Display with Touch Zoom
  • Faster Content Transfer
  • 3 Ways to Transfer Content: Cloud Upload, Wireless Offload and New Wired Transfer to Your Phone
  • New Protective Lens Cover with Hydrophobic, Water-Shedding Design
  • Removable, Rechargeable 1720mAh Battery
  • TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
  • 1080p Livestream featuring HyperSmooth 4.0. Video Stabilization
  • 1080p Webcam Mode
  • Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
  • SuperPhoto + HDR
  • Night Lapse Video
  • RAW Photos
  • Digital Lenses Providing Ultra-Wide (SuperView), Wide, Linear and Narrow Perspectives
  • Voice Control with 13 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
  • 3 Microphones with Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction
  • Stereo + RAW Audio
  • Custom Presets + On-Screen Shortcuts
  • Built-in Folding Mounting Fingers for Attaching the Camera to GoPro Mounts
  • Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
  • Fast-Charging Compatible
  • Compatible with Media Mod, Display Mod, Light Mod and Max Lens Mod (support coming in post-launch firmware update)

GoPro has three featured ways to access captured footage from Hero10. First, it can auto-upload the most recent footage to a Gopro cloud account while it is charging. A GoPro subscription is available for $50 a year or $5 per month. Second, it can wirelessly offload from the camera to the GoPro Quik app 30% faster than the Hero9 could. Finally, the new USB sired offload option transfers content from the camera to the Quik app on a smartphone that the company says is 50% faster than wireless. While GoPro does not specifically mention it, it is also very likely possible to remove the MicroSD card and import footage using a computer.

The GoPro Hero10 Black is available for $400 with an included one-year GoPro subscription or $500 without a subscription.

More info on GoPro’s website.

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