San Mateo, CA—GoPro unveiled its new flagship camera, the GoPro Hero10 Black, which features the new high-performance GP2 processor. The GP2 delivers better image quality and video frame rates that allow the Hero10 Black to capture 5.3K video at 60 frames per second.
What’s more, the new processor also enables HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization for smooth shake-free video. In addition, the camera is cloud connected; when users plug it in to charge, it automatically uploads recently captured footage to a GoPro cloud account. This feature, along with unlimited cloud backup of GoPro footage at original quality, is available to GoPro subscribers for $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.
“The 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.”
GoPro Hero10 Black Features
The Hero10 Black captures higher-resolution 23-megapixel photos. It also boasts improved low-light performance and a significantly “snappier” user interface.
Moreover, the camera’s highest video resolution of 5.3K delivers 91% more resolution than 4K at 60 fps. As a result, it achieves fluid playback and 2x slow motion. 4K video is also captured at 120 fps (4x slow motion) and 2.7K at 240 fps (8x slow motion).
In addition, the GP2 processor also enables improved video algorithms with local tone mapping (LTM) and 3D noise reduction (3DNR). Consequently, the camera can capture finer detail, more realistic textures and better contrast—even in low light.
What’s more, Hero10 Black users can pull 19.6MP video stills from 5K 4:3 video at 30 fps and 15.8MP stills from 5.3K video at 60 fps. Additionally, the camera provides RAW photo capture.
GoPro also upgraded its in-camera video stabilization with HyperSmooth 4.0. Furthermore, the Hero10’s in-camera horizon leveling feature benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45°, up from 27°, making even chaotic footage look professionally steady.
Another notable upgrade is the camera’s front color display with higher frame rates for smoother live preview. The rear touch display with touch zoom is also faster and more responsive.
Other key features include TimeWarp 3.0 with Real Speed and Half Speed functions; 1080p livestreaming with HyperSmooth 4.0. video stabilization; and a 1080p webcam mode.
Power tools comprise HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture. SuperPhoto + HDR as well as night-lapse video features are retained. Waterproof to 33 feet, the Hero10 Black also features digital lenses for ultrawide (superview), wide, linear and narrow perspectives; voice control with 13 commands in 11 languages and six accents; three microphones with wind-noise reduction; stereo + RAW audio; custom presets and on-screen shortcuts; and built-in folding mounting fingers for attaching the camera to GoPro mounts.
With a removable, rechargeable 1720mAh battery, the action camera is fast-charging compatible. What’s more, its new protective lens cover boasts a hydrophobic, water-shedding design.
The camera also boasts three ways to access photos and videos. Users can auto upload their most recent footage to a GoPro cloud account while the camera is charging. Or they can wirelessly offload from the camera to the Quik app at speeds 30% faster than the Hero9 Black. Finally, GoPro added a USB wired offload option; it transfers content from the camera to the Quik app on a smartphone 50% faster than wireless.
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
The GoPro Hero10 Black comes in a package that isn’t even packaging per se; rather, it’s a travel case that fits additional GoPro mounts and accessories. “We’re as committed to reducing GoPro’s impact on the environment as we are to producing the world’s most versatile cameras and imaging software solutions,” said Woodman.
The GoPro Hero10 Black is available for $399.98 with an included one-year GoPro subscription or $499.99 MSRP without a subscription. Furthermore, existing GoPro subscribers can purchase a Hero10 Black + Accessory Bundle at subscriber-exclusive $399.99 pricing on GoPro.com. The accessory bundle includes an extension grip with tripod, a magnetic clip mount, a spare battery plus a 32GB SD card.