GoPro Hero 8 Black, Mods, MAX officially launched
GoPro has just launched the Hero 8 Black, a successor to the company’s Hero 7. The company also launched Mods and the GoPro Max alongside the Hero 8 Black.
The Hero 8 Black can record up to 4K videos at 60fps and features HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 with automatic speed selection, and SuperPhoto. It also features Digital Lenses, namely Narro, Linear, Wide, and SuperView. The Hero 8 Black comes with a LiveBurst mode, a NightLapse video, hands-free voice commands, and can be connected with the GoPro to edit and share on-the-go. Similar to older GoPro models, the Hero8 Black is rugged and waterproof up to 10m.
GoPro has also introduced Mods which are add-ons to the new Hero 8 Black. These include a shotgun mic called the Media Mod, a flip-up screen called the Display Mod, and an LED lighting attachment called the Light Mod.
Additionally, GoPro also launched the GoPro MAX, a dual-lens GoPro camera. The MAX features Max HyperSmooth, with a single lens Hero camera and a dual-lens 360 camera. It has a built-in front-facing display, shotgun-mic audio, and 2x slo-mo. The camera also four digital lenses, namely Narro, Linear, Wide, and Max SuperView. Modes include a PowerPano mode that takes 270-degree panoramic shots and Max TimeWarp that takes time-lapse videos in 360 and Hero mode. Other features include syncing with the GoPro app, rugged + waterproof up to 5m, and voice command.
The Hero 8 Black will be shipping out beginning October 15, and will available at select retail stores globally by October 20. The MAX will be available by October 25 in the US, while it’s expected to be available by October 24 globally. The Mods will go up for pre-order on GoPro’s website by December.
The new GoPro devices are priced as follows:
- Hero 8 Black – USD 399 (~PHP 20,728)
- MAX – USD 499 (~PHP 25,923)
- Media Mod – USD 79.99 (~PHP 4,155)
- Display Mod – USD 79.99 (~PHP 4,155)
- Light Mod – USD 49.99 (~PHP 2,597)