GoPro has introduced the latest in a long line of high-end action cameras. The GoPro Hero 10 Black is an updated design from the GoPro Hero 9, but includes better and more powerful brains.
The updated version of the company’s custom processor, called the GP2, is central to the new camera’s capabilities, something we’d like to see in the DJI Osmo Action we reviewed a while back. This has not only enabled high frame rate recording at high resolutions, but also better stabilization and faster overall performance.
GoPro Hero 10 Specifications
- 23 MP GP2 chip with improved performance
- 5.3K60/4K120/2.7K240 video, 23MP photos
- New front screen/rear touch screen
- Cloud connected, 1080p live streaming
- Improved low-light performance
- HyperSmooth 4.0 image stabilization
- 33′ waterproof without housing
- Time-Lapse and Night-Lapse, 8x slow motion
- Built-in flip-up 2-prong mount
- Battery with a capacity of 1720 mAh
The camera can shoot in incredible 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per second or 4K resolution at 120 frames per second. That means 4K 4x resolution slow motion video. Alternatively, if you want to go slower, there’s 2.7K resolution at 240 frames per second (or 8x).
This is due to a new 23.5-megapixel camera sensor. Furthermore, it can also take 15.8 megapixel still frame captures from a 5.3K video.
For still photography, the Hero 10 Black shoots 23-megapixels in Burst mode, Night Photography mode, SuperPhoto, and RAW.
Like its predecessor, the Hero 10 features HyperSmooth technology which is essentially advanced electronic in-camera stabilization. This means exceptionally smooth, almost gimbal-like footage, even when in motion. For example, running with it in hand or riding a mountain bike on rough terrain.
Here’s the catch; you cannot use the latest HyperSmooth feature and the highest frame rate recording options at the same time. However, it works at 4K/60 settings, so you can still get very sharp and fast images with it on.
In addition to the features mentioned above, GoPro has also made the lens cover more durable and hydrophobic, which means that when it gets wet, water will slide off faster than previous versions to ensure images don’t show through. affected by large drops of water on the glass. .
Also, GoPro has updated in-camera horizon leveling. The company has increased the tilt limit by 18 degrees: from 27 degrees on the Hero 9 to 45 degrees on the Hero 10, when shooting up to 4K/60 or 2.7K/120.
And what is more?
It can be used in webcam mode if you wish, using the front screen to frame your shot. In addition, the quality of the live streaming image has also been improved.
There are more added benefits to the GP2 processor and new sensor. Like improved low light performance where noise is visibly lower in those less than ideal lighting conditions.
All of that said, the GoPro Hero 10 is a pretty big spec jump over the Hero 9. And one that might convince previous buyers to upgrade and new buyers to consider this option. It maintains the same design, including the built-in mounting arms, and also uses the same battery.
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to March 8, 2023 10:57 am
GoPro Hero 10 Black – Launched with new GP2 processor, HyperSmooth 4.0, 5.3K video recording