GoPro has launched its flagship action camera for 2020, the Hero 9 Black. The device comes with a 23.6MP sensor and brings 5K video recording. It also sports a bigger battery and offers enhanced stabilization when compared to its predecessors. Hero 9 Black also comes with a number of available mods, including an ultra-wide Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod, and Media Mod.
GoPro Hero 9 Black: Specs and Features
The GoPro Hero 9 has a 23.6MP sensor capable of shooting 5K videos. In a move clearly aimed at vloggers, GoPro has also added a new front color display that delivers a live preview for easy framing.
As for the rear touchscreen display, it’s now a ‘new and improved’ version with touch zoom that provides fast and intuitive control. Like its predecessor, it also has a built-in flip-out mount on the bottom, letting users attach a wide array of accessories.
Other notable features include ‘Hindsight’, which captures a video from 30 seconds before one presses the shutter button to start recording. It is somewhat like the ‘Live Photo‘ feature in iPhones, but a much more powerful interpretation of it. The Hero 9 Black comes with 1080p live streaming as part of a ‘Webcam Mode’ and HyperSmooth image stabilization for videos as well. It is also waterproof up to 10 meters.
Price and Availability
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is priced at Rs. 49,500 in India and will be available for purchase starting late October.
In the US, not only has the GoPro Hero 9 been priced substantially lower at $450 (~Rs. 33,000), but the company is offering it at just $350 (~Rs. 26,000) with a bundled one-year subscription to its online services. GoPro is also offering its action camera with an accessories bundle that includes with a floating hand grip, a magnetic swivel clip, and a spare battery for $500 (~Rs. 37,000), but users can, once again, opt to sign-up for the optional GoPro service to bring the price down to $400 (Rs. 29,000).