GoPro Hero 9 Black: Information & Release Date

GoPro Hero 9 Black: Information & Release Date

The leading action camera company has announced the release of their latest flagship model, the GoPro Hero 9 Black. The launch is expected to take place on 16 September.

While the GoPro Hero 8 Black brought lacklustre updates that didn’t seem to wow the crowd, leaks have hinted the latest model will include a complete hardware overhaul with improved specifications.

Leaks suggest that the GoPro Hero 9 Black will feature a 20MP resolution, with the ability to shoot at 4K/30p video. Other shooting models include 4K/60p, 1080p and 240fps slow-mo.

It is also believed that the battery capacity has increased to 1,720mAh, almost a 40% increase over the last model. A large colour display on the front (for vloggers and selfies) has also been added, which might impact any overall battery life increase.

Furthermore, leaks suggest that the new GoPro Hero 9 Black will include a replaceable lens cover, which older units failed to include and is a common issue with GoPro users.

GoPro have also improved the software, bringing HyperSmooth 3.0 image stabilization which provides gimbal-like footage without noticeable shake. The TimeWarp 3.0 feature will also provide simpler creation of time-lapsed videos. Video bitrate, HDR mode and raw image capture should also be improved on the new model.

While other cameras like Insta360 One R have become more popularity with consumers, its likely that the new GoPro will further cement themselves as the best action camera brand right now.

Mila Riley

Mila is a German writer who has spent the past few years traveling the globe recording her experiences with pen and paper. Along the way she's also attended many festivals, cultural experiences, foods and more. While Mila isn't traveling right now due to the pandemic, she's gearing up for her next big trip in 2021 again!