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GoPro Announces HERO10 Black
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 16, 2021 @ 07:30 PM (EST)

GoPro has unveiled the latest version of its popular action cam—the HERO10 Black. The new camera ups the ante significantly, with the new GP2 processor and a new 23.6MP sensor. This allows for shooting at double the frame rates of the HERO9 Black—5.3K/60p vs 5K/30p, 4K/120p vs 4K/60p, and 2.7K/240p vs 2.7K/120p—and the ability to pull 19.6MP stills from 5.3K 4:3 video (compared to 12MP images from 4K 4:3 video with the HERO9). GoPro’s on-board image stabilization software, HyperSmooth, is now at version 4.0.

Most significantly, for underwater videographers, the HERO10 is physically unchanged (apart from minor cosmetic tweaks) so GoPro’s underwater housing is compatible with both the HERO9 and HERO10, which should hold true for any housing designed for the last generation of cameras as well as the various accessories that facilitate capturing great underwater video. (Check out “DPG’s New Guide to GoPro: Choosing the Right Accessories.”)

The new GP2 processor brings other improvements as well. According to GoPro, the HERO10 can upload footage to your smartphone or the cloud 30% faster, and you can now plug the GoPro directly into your device for 50% faster uploads via the GoPro Quik app. Also, the front screen now has a higher frame rate, which should result in less lag when recording. One caveat: Since the HERO10 shares the same batteries as the HERO9, you can expect to run out of juice faster when shooting at those higher frame rates.

The launch price of the HERO10 has increased by $50 over the HERO9, to $500, but as with the previous model, if you add an annual GoPro subscription, you pay only $400. That’s a no-brainer, since you have the option of canceling the $50/year subscription after the 12 months are up—and forgoing the unlimited cloud backup, unlimited use of the Quik app, up to 50% store discounts, and “no-questions-asked camera replacement.” Backscatter is now selling the camera, housing, battery, and various configurations of its FLIP9 filter system, which is compatible with the new HERO10.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

GoPro’s New HERO10 Black Camera Delivers Breakthrough Image Quality and 2X Speed with Ease

  • Powerful New GP2 Processor Delivers 2X Faster Video Frame Rates and Next Generation Image Quality
  • Stunning 5.3K Video at 60 Frames Per Second Provides 91% More Resolution Than 4K
  • Higher-Performance 4K Video at 120 Frames Per Second and 2.7K Video at 240 Frames Per Second
  • Upgraded HyperSmooth 4.0 Video Stabilization Resets the Bar, Once Again
  • Higher 23 Megapixel Photo Resolution
  • Cloud-Connected: HERO10 Black Uploads Footage to the Cloud While Charging



SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Today, GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) announced its new flagship camera, HERO10 Black, which features the company’s new high-performance GP2 processor. GP2 delivers breakthrough image quality and blistering video frame rates that enable HERO10 Black to capture life-like 5.3K video at 60 frames per second, 4K video at 120 frames per second and 2.7K video at an incredible 240 frames per second. The new processor also enables HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization, setting a new bar once again and all but ensuring HERO10 Black captures the smoothest shake-free video you’ve ever seen from any camera, regardless of price.

GoPro’s New HERO10 Black Camera Delivers Breakthrough Image Quality and Speed with Ease. The Powerful New GP2 Processor Delivers 2X Faster Video Frame Rates and Next Generation Image Quality with Stunning 5.3K Video at 60FPS Provides 91% More Resolution Than 4K.

HERO10 Black boasts higher resolution 23 megapixel photos, improved low-light performance and a significantly snappier user interface—all thanks to the increased performance of the camera’s new GP2 processor.

HERO10 Black is also cloud connected—when plugged in to charge, the camera will automatically upload recently captured footage to your GoPro cloud account. This feature, along with unlimited cloud backup of your GoPro footage at original quality, is available for GoPro subscribers for $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

HERO10 Black is available at GoPro.com for $399.98 with an included one-year GoPro Subscription or $499.99 MSRP without a subscription.

Existing GoPro subscribers can purchase a value-added HERO10 Black + Accessory Bundle at subscriber-exclusive $399.99 pricing on GoPro.com, representing subscriber savings of $150. The accessory bundle includes an extension grip with tripod, a magnetic clip mount, a spare battery plus a 32GB SD card.

“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.”

Breakthrough Image Quality and Video Stabilization HERO10 Black’s all-new GP2 processor combines with an ultra-high resolution 23.6 megapixel sensor to enable shockingly life-like image quality. The camera’s highest video resolution of 5.3K delivers 91% more resolution than 4K and 665% more resolution than 1080p HD at an impressive 60 frames per second—allowing for fluid playback and 2X slow motion. 4K video can be captured at 120 frames per second (4X slow motion) and 2.7K video can be captured at 240 frames per second (8X slow motion).

The new GP2 processor also enables improved video algorithms featuring local tone mapping (LTM) and 3D noise reduction (3DNR) that capture finer detail, more realistic textures and better contrast—even in low light.

In addition to 23 megapixel photos, HERO10 Black enables 19.6 megapixel video stills to be pulled from 5K 4:3 video at 30 frames per second and 15.8 megapixel video stills from 5.3K video at 60 frames per second—ideal for capturing amazing still images of sports and fast-paced activities.

GoPro’s shockingly good in-camera video stabilization gets an upgrade to HyperSmooth 4.0, ensuring that HERO10 Black smooths out even your most shake-ladened experiences. HERO10’s in-camera horizon leveling feature benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45° in high-performance settings, up from 27°, making even your most chaotic video footage look professionally smooth and steady.

Faster Access to Your GoPro Content

HERO10 Black offers three ways to conveniently access your photos and videos, including:

  • Auto uploading your most recent footage to your GoPro cloud account while the camera is charging
  • Wireless offloading from the camera to the Quik app at speeds up to 30% faster than HERO9 Black
  • A new USB wired offload option that transfers content from the camera to the Quik app on your phone at speeds up to 50% faster than wireless

Plastic-Free Packaging with Reusable Case

GoPro is committed to environmentally conscious, plastic-free packaging for all of its products. HERO10 Black’s packaging isn’t even packaging per se, rather it’s a high-quality, durable travel case that’s designed to fit 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.

HERO10 Black Features:

  • All-New GP2 Processor
  • Video: 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240
  • Video Stills: Up to 19.6 megapixels
  • Photos: 23 megapixels
  • Improved Low Light Performance
  • Local Tone Mapping (LTM) and 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR)
  • Next-Gen HyperSmooth 4.0 Video Stabilization
  • Increased 45° Horizon Leveling Tilt Limit in 4K60, 2.7K120 and 1080p120 Video
  • Front Color Display with Higher Frame Rates for Smoother Live Preview of Your Shots
  • Faster, More Responsive Rear Touch Display with Touch Zoom
  • Faster Content Transfer
  • 3 Ways to Transfer Content: Cloud Upload, Wireless Offload and New Wired Transfer to Your Phone
  • New Protective Lens Cover with Hydrophobic, Water-Shedding Design
  • Removable, Rechargeable 1720mAh Battery
  • TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
  • 1080p Livestream featuring HyperSmooth 4.0. Video Stabilization
  • 1080p Webcam Mode
  • Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
  • SuperPhoto + HDR
  • Night Lapse Video
  • RAW Photos
  • Digital Lenses Providing Ultra-Wide (SuperView), Wide, Linear and Narrow Perspectives
  • Voice Control with 13 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
  • 3 Microphones with Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction
  • Stereo + RAW Audio
  • Custom Presets + On-Screen Shortcuts
  • Built-in Folding Mounting Fingers for Attaching the Camera to GoPro Mounts
  • Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
  • Fast-Charging Compatible
  • Compatible with Media Mod, Display Mod, Light Mod and Max Lens Mod (support coming in post-launch firmware update)
  • HERO10 Black Million Dollar Challenge

For the fourth year in a row, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. Open exclusively to owners of HERO10 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of $1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are chosen for the HERO10 Black Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2021.

Beginning today, HERO10 Black users are invited to capture and submit their video clips for consideration to the Million Dollar Challenge on GoPro.com/MillionDollarChallenge. Submissions close Dec. 1 at 11:59PM PT.

Subscribing to GoPro

With a GoPro Subscription, customers enjoy the ultimate HERO10 Black experience:

  • Auto upload to the cloud while the camera is charging
  • Unlimited cloud backup of your photos and videos at original quality
  • Unlimited use of the Quik app, including Premium Editing Tools
  • No-questions-asked camera replacement
  • Discounts on new camera purchases
  • Up to 50% off GoPro mounts, accessories and lifestyle gear at GoPro.com
  • Premium quality 1080p live streaming to a subscriber’s account at GoPro.com

The GoPro subscription is available for $49.99 annually or $4.99 a month.

Global Availability

HERO10 Black is available at GoPro.com for $399.98 with an included one-year GoPro Subscription or $499.99 MSRP without a subscription.

Existing GoPro subscribers can purchase a value-added HERO10 Black + Accessory Bundle at subscriber-exclusive $399.99 pricing on GoPro.com, representing subscriber savings of $150. The accessory bundle includes an extension grip with tripod, a magnetic clip mount, a spare battery plus a 32GB SD card.

GoPro’s other cameras include its dual-lens 360° MAX camera at $399.98 with an included one-year GoPro subscription or $499.99 MSRP without a subscription; HERO9 Black at $349.98 with an included one-year GoPro subscription or $399.99 MSRP without a subscription; and HERO8 Black at $279.98 with an included one-year GoPro subscription or $299.99 MSRP without a subscription.

Visit GoPro.com to shop the new GoPro lineup and learn more about HERO10 Black here.

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