What’s new inside the new GoPro Hero 8 Black
GoPro Hero 8 Black, featuring built-in mounting, HyperSmooth 2.0 with Boost, an all-new mods accessory system and more—all in a camera that’s 14% lighter and tougher than ever. More powerful sensor and procewssing, optimized algorithms, with core sensors and video capture at the same generation at 4K 60fps, 1080p240 for 8x slo-mo, and 12MP stills. What the GoPro HERO8 Black adds are four new digital lense options, narrow, distortion-free Linear, Wide & SuperView. What’s more is three on-board mics now for less wind noise, and more accurate audio recording.
The GoPro HERO8 Black packs it all in to a slimmer body and integrated mounts. It may look like the GoPro 5, 6, or 7, but is actually 4.6mm slimmer than before and 14% lighter. An added bonus to this GoPro HERO8 Black is the Corning Gorilla Glass lens cover for 2 times impact resistance.
GoPro HERO8 Black External Case
The new optional modular extended frame builds in external, shotgun microphone audio, a 3.5mm mic port, HDMI-out ports and two modular, industry standard cold shoe mounts. This is a huge plus for Vloggers and Youtubers out there.
On to the modular extended frame mounts you can add a new external forward facing display to see what you’re recording live. Another new accessory is the new high powered compact 200 lumen LED light source called the Hero8 Light Mod for low light conditions. Another new accessory is the Hero8 Black Floaty Case, which historically has been orange, a large foam cover that goes over the core camera and will bob until you find it in the lake. I’m guessing the orange color may be easier to see in the lake, being personal experience, but, I’m will to give this new one a go.
Same Battery Pack as the Hero 6 & 7
A huge deal is the new camera will still use the same battery pack as the Hero 6 & 7. If you have as many batteries for both of those as I do, you’ll know this is a big deal.
Pricing & Availability: GoPro Hero 8 Black
The new Hero 8 is available for pre-order now direct from GoPro holding the same price as the Hero 7 at $399.