After the GoPro leaked like crazy Hero 9 Black arrives today and brings a handful of features designed to keep the company cutting edge in the action camera category. GoPro has, of course, seen a lot of competition in the category for which it has become synonymous. The most notable recent addition is drone giant DJI, which has set itself the goal of making a name in space with a few key features.
It’s hard not to see the Hero 9 Black’s biggest addition as a direct counterattack against one-off partner DJI. The new action camera combines the Osmo action camera with a front-facing display. The 1.4-inch selfie screen is designed to make setting up shots easier, something that is difficult to rely on only with a rear display. The touchscreen has also been enlarged (from 1.95 to 2.27 inches).
Part of this is due to a larger body. This is good in terms of screen and battery (upgrade from 1,220 to 1,720 mAh), but poses a problem for those who want to stick with older accessories from earlier models. The resolution resolution has been increased. You can now capture still images at 20 megapixels and capture 5K video at 30 FPS.
The camera goes on sale today for $ 450 or $ 350 if you also purchase the one-year subscription to GoPro software service. There’s also a $ 100 Max Lens Mod that increases the stabilization and field of view of the camera.