GoPro recently announced new HERO9 Black, a new camera featuring “more everything” – including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon levelling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, along with a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and Max SuperView ultra-wide angle photography and videography to HERO9 Black.
“HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “HERO9 Black is a beast of a product, and GoPro subscribers can get an exclusive offer at GoPro.com while also enjoying unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro footage, up to 50% on everything at GoPro.com and no-questions-asked camera replacement. And we’re not done, with more value adds coming to GoPro subscribers later this year.”
GoPro is now more environmentally friendly, eliminating plastic from the HERO9 Black’s packaging, adding value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional accessories and mounts.
“Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us,” said Woodman. “We’re excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we’re committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021.”
HERO9 Black Features:
- New Image Sensor
- Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
- Photo: 20MP
- New 1.4” front color display with live preview and status modes
- Larger 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom
- 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold weather performance
- Removable, rechargeable battery
- HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling
- TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
- 1080p Live Streaming
- 1080p Webcam mode
- Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
- SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
- RAW photos
- Digital lenses
- Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
- 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
- Stereo + RAW audio
- Larger speaker for improved audio playback
- Removable lens cover
- Built-in folding mounting fingers
- Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
- Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black
All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black
GoPro has introduced the all-new Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black, this brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and low-distortion ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K 60 resolution. They also allow for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated at a fun 360 degrees, providing mind blowing creative versatility for creatives, social media producers, film and television professionals and weekend warriors alike.
Max Lens Mod will be available starting October 2020. The Media Mod for HERO9 Black and Display Mod will be available starting 17th September 2020. The Light Mod is currently available on GoPro.com as well as at select retailers.
GoPro Subscription Service
The GoPro subscription service provides the best value and end user experience to GoPro users. They stand to benefit from no-questions asked camera replacement, unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro photographs and videos at original quality, enhanced live streaming to GoPro with fewer restrictions than other live streaming services, up to 50% on mounts and accessories on GoPro website, including the brand new line-up of GoPro Lifestyle Gear, and up to S$140 savings on new camera purchases.
The GoPro subscription is available for S$68.98 annually or S$6.98/month.
HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge
GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. This is the third year in a row that they are doing it. This challenge is open exclusively to owners of HERO9 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of USD$1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are chosen for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2020.
HERO9 Black users are invited to capture and submit their video clips for consideration to the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge on GoPro Awards | Capture and Share Your World. Do take note that submissions close on Friday, 4th December 2020.
Pricing and Availability
GoPro HERO9 Black is now available in Singapore, on GoPro.com and at select retail partners (Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass). The camera retails for RRP S$680.
* Information and pictures courtesy of GoPro and Omnicom Public Relations Group *