GoPro today announced the new flagship action camera in its range, the HERO10 Black. The major update for the camera is a brand new processor called GP2, which allows for great improvements in image quality and video recording, including recording at 5.3K rotation at up to 60 frames per second, 4K video recording at a maximum of 120 FPS and 2.7K Video at 240 FPS which allows for fantastic slow motion features.
The new HERO10 Black also offers better still images at 23.6 megapixel shots and better low-light performance. This improved low-light recording also applies to videos with 3D noise reduction applied, so even nighttime scenes are much less grainy. The improved processing ability of the GP2 chip also means that using the GoPro interface and software on the camera is generally much faster.
Another new function made possible by the improved processor is the 4.0 version of HyperSmooth, the GoPro technology, which offers gimbal stabilization via software. HyperSmooth has already been impressive, and based on our initial reviews (a full review coming soon), this new generation of cameras is fantastic. The HERO10 also includes an improved horizon leveling system that keeps the horizon in place even when the camera is tilted up to 45 degrees in either direction.
The GoPro HERO10 has a front-facing screen as well as a rear touchscreen with better frame rates on the front selfie screen. The new lens cover has a hydrophobic treatment to improve its ability to get wet and release water, and it works with the existing Media Mod, Display Mod, and Light Mod for GoPro cameras. It works immediately as a webcam, offers support for fast charging and now offers wired content transfers to your smartphone or device in addition to cloud upload and wireless transmission.
Also back is GoPro’s SuperView lens, which allows for even wider shooting and will be available in the new 5.3K 30/25/24 FPS shooting modes when a firmware update arrives on November 16. That will also support GoPro’s Max lens mods, as well as the following additional shooting modes:
- 5K 4: 3 24fps
- 4K 4: 3 30/25 / 24fps
- 5.3K 24fps
- 1080 24fps
GoPro’s HERO10 is available now for $ 399.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription or to existing subscribers. There’s a HERO10 Black bundle that includes a shorty tripod mount, magnetic swivel clip, extra battery, and 32GB microSD card for $ 549 without a subscription or $ 449 with one. GoPro subscribers can also upgrade from their existing camera to the bundle for an additional $ 399.
In addition to the HERO10, the company will continue to offer both the GoPro HERO9 Black and HERO8 Black at lower prices, as well as the MAX 360 action camera.