If you want crazy stable action footage, the new GoPro HERO8 Black may be the action camera of choice. Apart from a new design with built-in mounting, the innards have also given a boost.
For starter, GoPro’s HyperSmooth has been upgraded to 2.0 which now touts three levels of stabilization, including a crazy stable Boost mode.
That’s not it. HyperSmooth is now available at all resolutions and all frame rates – even at 8x slo-mo. Suffice to say HERO8 Black is the most stabilized HERO camera ever.
TimeWarp introduced on HERO7 also gets an upgrade to 2.0. It is now more intelligent, capable of auto-adjusting the speed based on your motion and with a tap, you can slow it down to normal speed before tapping it again to get it back to speed.
Other features include four digital lenses (SuperView, Wide, Linear, and Narrow), three video presets (Cinematic/4K30, Activity/2.7K60, and Slo-Mo 1080p240), SuperPhoto + HDR, live streaming in FHD, and improved audio with enhanced wind suppression.
All these goodies is packed inside a 14 percent lighter rugged, waterproof (down to 33 feet/10 meters) design with 2x stronger lens.
Moreover, there is now a new accessory system called mods that adds 3.5 mm mic port, HDMI output port, USB-C port and 2 cold-shoe mounts to the action camera, allowing you to add an external display, LED light, shotgun mic and whatnot for a complete video rig setup.
Now, that is a pro action camera right there.
GoPro HERO8 Black is available now for $399.99. As for the mods, they will be available starting December and sell for $49.99-79.99, depending the desire mod. Keep going for the promo video.