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GoPro HERO9 Black

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*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The GoPro HERO9 Black is GoPro’s flagship action camera for 2020 that offers an embiggened 23.6MP sensor that can record 5K/30p video to a single microSD card slot. It is the successor to the GoPro HERO8. Key features include:

  • 23.6MP sensor records 5K/30p video and captures 20MP photos

  • Records up to 100Mbps HEVC MP4 files to a single microSD media slot

  • Connects to computers as webcam with 1080p streaming capabilities

  • Waterproof to 33 feet and compatible with most GoPro hinge-style mounts

What’s Changed? The biggest change on the GoPro HERO9 Black is the ability to see a live preview on the camera’s front display compared to settings only on the GoPro HERO8. The camera is ever so slightly larger and houses an improved sensor that is capable of recording up to 5K/30p video. Unfortunately that video is still crammed into a 100Mbps codec, but GoPro still provides an option for higher quality H.265 HEVC formatting. Battery life is improved to around ~2 hours with a larger battery.

Same App & Shooting Options. GoPro’s smartphone apps remain largely unchanged for the HERO 9 camera and offer familiar features like Hypersmooth stabilization, TimeWarp, HDR photos, & night lapse video while letting users control shooting modes like burst & scheduled capture. Photos can still be captured in JPEG or GoPro’s RAW format.

Inputs & Outputs. There’s not a lot here. This camera offers just one method of connecting to the camera by default. The USB Type C port is used for charging or for adding on a number of “mod” accessories, and the camera does not offer any other means of inputting video or audio by default. No mod accessories are included with this rental.

Mounting FIngers. This GoPro is compatible with the same hinge-style accessories as GoPros past and does not require a frame or case thanks to the mounting fingers the tuck into the bottom of the housing. We include a basic mounting kit with this rental that comes with a GoPro buckle mount and tripod adapter.

Q & A

  • Are previous-generation GoPro batteries compatible with this camera?
    • No. The GoPro HERO9 features a larger, redesigned battery and previous generation GoPro batteries are not compatible.

  • Does this camera have any native audio or video inputs or outputs?
    • No. The only I/O interface on this camera is a USB Type C port for charging the camera or connecting various “mod” accessories. This rental does not include any mods and will not have any inputs or outputs for video or audio.

  • Resources

  • GoPro Apps
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Manual


    Action Cam Compatibility

    GoPro Hero 9



    Camcorder Type

    Action Cam

    Camera Type




    • Type: 1-chip CMOS
    • Resolution: 23.6 MP
    • Digital



    Video I/O

    • None
    Audio I/O
    • None
    Other I/O
    • USB Type-C


    Item Type




    • 2.8 × 2.2 × 1.3″
    • 5.6 oz


    Power Supply


    • Type: Interchangeable 1720mAh Lithium-Ion
    • Runtime: ~2 hrs


    Video Formats


    • 30p, 24p
    • 60p, 30p, 24p
    • 120p, 60p, 30p, 24p
    • 240p, 120p, 60p, 30p, 24p
    File Type
    • MP4 (H.264/AVC), MP4 (H.265/HEVC)
    Bit Rate
    • 100Mbps (all resolutions)

    GoPro HERO9 Black

    Battery - GoPro ADBAT-001 for Hero9 / Hero10 Black

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Type C

    GoPro HERO5/6/7 Mounting Kit

    GoPro Mount - HERO9 / HERO8 / MAX 360 Folding Fingers

    GoPro Parts - HERO9 Black Protective Lens

    GoPro Parts - HERO9 Black Side Door