GoPro Hero Black 8 announced officially

Евгений Коваленко

New action camera has got the built in fastening and support of connected accessories.

Hero 8 Black looks almost the same as its predecessors, but it boasts several significant changes. One of the main is the support of connected accessories that are called Mods. At this moment the line of Mods includes three devices: an external microphone with additional connectors (Media Mod $79), the flash (Light Mod $49) and the secondary display (Display Mod $79).

Another innovation is the integrated mount. It can be conveniently folded (held with magnets), if you are going to shoot without a tripod, and easy to access if you want to install the camera on a tripod.

The objective lens of the Hero’s 8 Black acts not so much from the body, as in Hero 7 Black. GoPro notes that the new product uses the glass in two times more durable than Hero 7 Black so you hardly have to change it. In Black Hero 8 also has a new battery. It has the same capacity as before, but it’s more powerful.

As for the software part, GoPro has introduced an improved digital stabilization of HyperSmooth 2.0. Available to the user several modes of stabilization, in addition, HyperSmooth can now be used in all shooting modes. Updated function of Time Warp, it now automatically adapts to your movement speed, based on the data of the camera. There is a new Live Burst, which is similar to Live Photos from Apple. The camera takes pictures during the 1.5 seconds before and after you press the shutter button to produce “live photos”.

Hero 8 Black is capable of recording 4K video at 60 fps and 100 Mbps bitrate (for the first time). Shooting super slow-motion is done in Full HD at 240 fps. Also available in Full HD resolution for streaming. GoPro have added some presets to make it easier and faster to switch between different shooting modes. By default there are 4 available presets, but you can choose to add (up to 10) and edit.

Using Hero Black 8 to 12 MP still photos. Moreover, users are now able to shoot RAW photos modes time-lapse and burst. The company also emphasizes that HDR images will look much better by eliminating third-party algorithms that created the artifacts in the images in motion. Case Hero 8 Black waterproof, it is equipped with a microSD card slot and USB port-C.

GoPro Hero Black 8 is already available for pre-order for $399. Sales start October 15.

Source: The Verge

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