The GoPro HERO9 Black will feature “more everything”—including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.
GoPro also shared that it has updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand’s product experience.
“HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO.
“HERO9 Black is a beast of a product, and GoPro subscribers can get an exclusive offer at GoPro.com while also enjoying unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro footage, up to 50% on everything at GoPro.com and no-questions-asked camera replacement. And we’re not done, with more value adds coming to GoPro subscribers later this year.”
GoPro has also eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.
“Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us,” said Woodman.
“We’re excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we’re committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021.”
HERO9 Black Features:
New Image Sensor
Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
New 1.4″ front color display with live preview and status modes
Larger 2.27″ rear touch display with touch zoom
30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold weather performance
Removable, rechargeable battery
HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling
TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
1080p Live Streaming
1080p Webcam mode
Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
Stereo + RAW audio
Larger speaker for improved audio playback
Removable lens cover
Built-in folding mounting fingers
Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black
The all-new Max Lens Mod (TBA) brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K60 resolution.
Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360°. This enables creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals and weekend warriors, alike.
The HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also include the Media Mod for HERO9 Black (S$120), now with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod (S$120); and Light Mod (S$75).
The HERO9 Black is now available for RRP SGD 680 and joins the GoPro MAX at RRP SGD 740, HERO8 Black at RRP SGD 530, and HERO7 Black at RRP SGD 375.00 to round out the full 2020 GoPro Lineup.