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GoPro’s HERO8 Black is a solid upgrade to the previous-generation HERO7. These are the features we’re most excited about:

  • Improved HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization

  • Vertical video support and built-in live streaming

  • Captures UHD 4K up to 60 fps, 2.7K up to 120 fps, Full HD up to 240 fps

  • Streamlined body design for additional usability and durability

What’s Changed? We’re most pumped to try out GoPro’s HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization, which GoPro says is an improvement over the iteration seen in the HERO7. The HERO8 evidently has “gimbal-like” stabilization without the gimbal at all supported frame rates—including time-lapse—and it’s far smoother than HERO7 footage straight out of camera. It likely won’t fully replace a gimbal, but it’s much simpler and will be ideal for most shooters. On top of that, there’s a more compact, streamlined body design that facilitates faster mount and battery swapping; Night-Lapse and LiveBurst support; improved slow-motion shooting; voice control; four lens field-of-view modes; and a lens that’s twice as impact-resistant as the HERO7’s. Unlike the HERO7, the HERO8 does not have an HDMI port.

Video and Streaming. Vertical video is still supported so you can immediately upload your fresh new hairdo from your GoPro, to your phone, and then to your live-story of choice without further editing. Night-Lapse lets you process up to 4K time-lapses at night. The HERO 8 supports live streaming directly to sites using RTMP like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Vimeo. You can find more info here. Fans of hyperlapse will appreciate the built-in TimeWarp mode, and on the photo side, SuperPhoto promises to get the most out of your shots by using noise reduction and automatic HDR.

Frame Rates and Housing. Processing power looks to be similar to the HERO7; there’s been no increase in maximum frame rate from its 4K @ 60 fps, 2.7K @ 120 fps, and Full HD @ 240 fps. Still plenty fast to give you creamy slo-mo footage, and the HERO8 is still waterproof down to 33 feet without an external housing. The HERO8’s physical design has been streamlined, with a “folding fingers” base for quick mounting, a redesigned battery door for quicker changeover, and a more impact-resistant lens.

Photo Capabilities. Photo modes are pretty similar to those of the HERO7. Resolution is still 12MP at up to 30 fps bursts, and frankly, we wouldn’t want more resolution from such a small sensor. LiveBurst records 1.5 seconds before and after you shoot your still so you can choose the best frame to use as your photo or just share the entire short video.

Remote Control and Power. We highly recommend using the HERO8 with GoPro’s smartphone apps. The camera is much easier to control using the app and it even gives you the ability to share to social media straight from the app. On top of that, the HERO8 responds to fifteen different voice commands in over ten languages and accents, letting you control the camera by yelling at it. I mean, you don’t have to yell, but why wouldn’t you? The HERO8 uses the same rechargeable battery, microSD/HC/XC memory cards, and other accessories as the HERO7.

Q & A

  • Does this camera have an HDMI port?
    • No, this camera’s default configuration doesn’t have an HDMI port. GoPro will make HDMI compatibility, a flip-up display, and an LED light available as “mods” in the near future.

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    Action Cam Compatibility

    GoPro Hero 8

    Audio File Formats

    WAV

    Battery

    Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.85 VDC

    Brand

    GoPro

    Burst Photo

    30 Photos / 1 Second

    Camcorder Type

    Action Cam

    Camera Type

    Camcorder

    Charging Method

    USB

    Depth

    1.8"

    Display

    LCD

    Focal Length

    24.4 to 15.1mm

    Height

    1.3"

    ISO Range

    Photo: 100 – 6400 (Auto)
    Video: 100 – 6400 (Auto)

    Image Stabilization

    Digital

    Inputs/Outputs

    1x USB 3.0 Type-C
    1x Microphone input

    Item Type

    Camera

    LCD Resolution

    320 × 480

    LCD Size

    2"

    Memory Card Slot

    1x microSD (256 GB Maximum)

    Microphone

    Built-in

    Sensor

    1-Chip CMOS

    Sensor Resolution

    12 MP

    Shutter Speed

    1/16000 – 1 Second (Video)

    Still Image Resolution

    JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4000 × 3000

    Touchscreen

    Yes

    Tripod Mount

    None

    Video Formats

    3840 × 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.264/AVC)
    3840 × 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.265/HEVC)
    2704 × 1520p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120 fps (MP4)
    1920 × 1440p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120 fps (MP4)
    1920 × 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240 fps (MP4)
    1280 × 960p at 100/120/200/240 fps (MP4)
    1280 × 720p at 50/60/200/240 fps (MP4)

    Waterproof Depth Rating

    33.0’ / 10.0m (Camera)

    Weight

    0.3 lb.

    Wi-Fi

    Yes

    Width

    2.4"

    Battery - GoPro AJBAT-001 HERO8/7/6 Black

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Type C

    GoPro HERO5/6/7 Mounting Kit

    GoPro HERO8 Black

    GoPro Mount - HERO8 / MAX 360 Folding Fingers

    GoPro Parts - HERO8 Black Side Door