GoPro has launched its 2020 flagship action camera–Hero 9 Black that comes with support for 5K video support, 20MP photos and better video stabilisation. The Hero 9 Black comes with a front-facing display and is claimed to offer 30% more battery life. There’s a new Max Lens Mod accessory as well. It brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to Hero 9 Black.
GoPro has also eliminated plastic from Hero 9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.
Along with 20MP photos, it supports video formats: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more . The new 1.4-inch front colour display offers live preview and status modes. The larger display measuring 2.27-inch supports touch and offers touch zoom
The Hero 9 Black offers HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling, TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed, 1080p Live Streaming, 1080p Webcam mode, SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video and RAW photos.
It comes with voice control with 14 commands. As for audio, there are 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction along with Stereo + RAW audio. It also offers a larger speaker for improved audio playback.
The new Max Lens Mod at $99.99 brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K60 resolution. Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360-degree.
HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also include the Media Mod for HERO9 Black with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod and Light Mod.