GoPro Introduces Hero8 Black, Max, Mods

The GoPro Hero8 Black and GoPro Max can be preordered now and will begin shipping next week.

GoPro has introduced the Hero8 Black, three Mods to enhance it, and the GoPro Max.

The Hero8 Black ($399) features HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization, which works in all resolutions and frame rates and features a new Boost mode and in-app horizon leveling. 

The camera’s features also include TimeWarp 2.0, offering automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping; a revamped SuperPhoto, which delivers ghost-free HDR action photos, and the all-new LiveBurst, which captures 1.5 seconds of 12MP (4K 4:3) footage before and after the shutter. 

Hero8 Black also features a new, wind-optimized, front-facing mic and high-fidelity audio improvements, as well as four digital lenses, customizable mode presets and a lighter, frameless design featuring folding mounting fingers.

The Media Mod ($79.99), Display Mod ($79.99) and Light Mod ($49.99) are modular accessories that deck Hero8 Black out with professional-grade audio, a front-facing display and enhanced lighting.  

The Media Mod delivers shotgun-mic directional audio performance and features two cold-shoe mounts for additional accessories along with Type-C, HDMI and 3.5mm external mic adapter ports. The Display Mod is a folding, front- or rear-facing, 1.90" display that attaches to the top of the Media Mod. The rechargeable Light Mod is waterproof to 33', wearable and can be mounted to the Media Mod or attached to a GoPro mount. A diffuser is included. 

The dual-lens GoPro Max ($499) can be used as a waterproof, stabilized, single-lens Hero camera, a dual-lens 360° camera or a vlogging camera (with its built-in front-facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities). Waterproof to 16', it features Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView, GoPro’s widest field of view ever. Additional updates include in-camera 360 video and photo stitching, plus keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app. 

“It’s been 15 years since the first GoPro camera, and from the start, we’ve been about enabling people to share their passions, whether they’re fueled by adrenaline or artistry,” says GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman. “Hero8 Black, the Mods and Max redefine what’s possible with a camera.”

The Hero8 Black and GoPro Max can be preordered on GoPro’s website. Hero8 Black will begin shipping Oct. 15, and GoPro Max will begin shipping Oct. 24. Both cameras will be available at select retail partners around the world in late October. The Mods can be preordered online in December.

Follow GoPro on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Keep up with American Cinematographer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Comments

Subscribe Today

Act now to receive 12 issues of the award-winning AC magazine — the world’s finest cinematography resource.

Print Edition   Digital Edition
October 2019 AC Magazine Cover September 2019 AC Magazine Cover August 2019 AC Magazine Cover