The HERO10 Black, GoPro’s latest flagship action camera, was revealed today. The camera’s main update is a brand new processor inside called the GP2, which allows for significant improvements in image quality and video captures, including recording at 5.3K revolution at up to 60 frames per second, 4K video capture at a maximum of 120 frames per second, and 2.7K video at 240 frames per second, which enables incredible slow-mo capabilities. With 23.6 megapixel captures and improved low-light capabilities, the new HERO10 Black offers superior still shots and performance. That improved low-light capture extends to video, with 3D noise reduction used to reduce grain in even dark settings.
The GP2 chip’s enhanced processing capabilities also mean that utilizing the GoPro interface and software on the camera is substantially faster. The 4.0 edition of GoPro’s HyperSmooth technology, which provides gimbal-like stabilization via software, is another new feature made feasible by the upgraded CPU. HyperSmooth was already excellent, and based on our preliminary testing (a complete review will be published soon), it’s even better on this next camera generation. The enhanced horizon-leveling technology on the HERO10 keeps the horizon locked even when the camera is angled up to 45 degrees in either direction.
The GoPro HERO10 has a front-facing screen as well as a rear touch screen, with the front selfie screen offering higher frame rates. It works with the existing Media Mod, Display Mode, and Light Mod for GoPro cameras and includes a hydrophobic treatment to improve its capacity to get wet and shed water. It comes pre-configured as a webcam, supports quick charging, and now supports wired content transfers to your smartphone or device in addition to cloud uploading and wireless transfer.
When a firmware update arrives on November 16, GoPro’s SuperView lens, which delivers an even wider angle video, will be accessible in new 5.3K 30/25/24 FPS capture settings. Additionally, GoPro’s Max Lens Mods will be supported, as well as the following additional shooting modes:
- 24fps 5K 4:3
- 30/25/24fps 4K 4:3
- 1080 24fps 5.3K 24fps
The GoPro HERO10 is now available for $399.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription or for existing customers, or $499.99 without the recurring subscription, which will cost $49.99 annually or $4.99 per month after the trial. For $549 without a subscription or $449 with one, you can get a HERO10 Black bundle that includes a Shorty tripod mount, a magnetic swivel clip, an extra battery, and a 32GB microSD card. For an additional $399, GoPro customers can upgrade from their existing camera to the bundle.