San Mateo, CA—GoPro introduced its lightest GoPro ever, the GoPro Hero10 Black Bones. It is the company’s first purpose-built FPV (first person view) drone camera.
Moreover, it utilizes GoPro’s flagship imaging pipeline, including the high-performance GP2 processor and HyperSmooth 4.0 technology. Consequently, the camera delivers the same image quality and video frame rates as the Hero10 Black action camera. However, it is packaged in a minimalistic, lightweight enclosure specifically for FPV use.
“Bones is an important step in our strategy to leverage GoPro’s core camera-technology to produce derivative products that address the needs of a specific audience of customers,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “Bones delivers Hero10 Black image quality and performance in a lightweight body that is ideal for aerial cinematography.”
GoPro Hero10 Black Bones
Weighing in at less than 2 ounces, the FPV camera is the lightest GoPro ever. A solution for 3-inch class and larger drones, it provides only the essentials for FPV enthusiasts. Housed in a well-ventilated enclosure, the camera delivers GoPro’s best image quality and stabilization per gram of weight.
In addition, the new camera features the Hero10 Black’s durable, replaceable cover lens. Users can also swap the cover lens for third-party Hero10 Black and Hero9 Black ND filters.
The Hero10 Black Bones also captures cinematic 5K 4:3 video at 30 frames per second; 4K 4:3 video at 60 frames per second; and 2.7K 4:3 video at a super-slow 120 frames per second.
The camera also offers multiple ways to control it. Pilots can use the two physical buttons on the camera; the Quik app; GoPro Labs QR codes; GoPro’s the Remote; or a drone’s transmitter.
In addition, its setup is easy. Users can mount it on drones with a single screw boss. Plus, it comes with an optional in-box adapter for the GoPro mounting ecosystem and utilizes a standard FPV industry connector.
Furthermore, the camera ships with a license for GoPro’s Emmy Award-winning ReelSteady video stabilization. This technology is now part of the new GoPro Player + ReelSteady desktop application. As a result, FPV pilots can unlock GoPro’s smoothest, silkiest FPV footage ever. They also have access to premium tools like lens correction and batch export within the new app.
What’s more, the camera is compatible with existing drone batteries within spec (2S-6S, 5-27V).
The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is available for $399.99 with a one-year GoPro subscription or $499.99 without a subscription. A license for ReelSteady, which comes with the Hero10 Black Bones, is available separately for $99.99.