15 September 2021
GoPro has announced its new action camera GoPro Hero 10 Black with some significant upgrades over the predecessor. It gets a new GP2 processor that helps the camera shoot at higher frame rates and with better image stabilization. GoPro also promises that the new processor improves overall system performance and this makes everything snappier.
The new Hero 10 Black looks similar to its predecessor Hero 9 Black and even has identical dimensions. It is also holding some of the same features like the folding mounting feet, voice control, and is waterproof up to 10m.
GoPro has done improvements mostly under the hood. The new processor has made it possible for the Hero 10 Black camera to achieve new capabilities, including the capability to shoot up to 5.3K 60fps, 4K at 120fps videos. The supported framerates in all these resolutions have effectively doubled compared to the Hero 9 Black.
GoPro claims the new GP2 processor has allowed the Hero 10 Black action camera to attain phone-like features like the responsive touchscreen and heavy video processing. It can do things like local tone mapping and also has improved noise reduction.
Hero 10 Black can also capture 23MP photos and promises better low-light performance. You can also grab 19.6MP still photos from video clips shot at 5.3K resolution.
The latest action camera from GoPro also gets improved stabilization and the company has a term for it called the HyperSmooth 4.0. The Hero 10 Black can also automatically upload your content to the cloud and features such as TimeWarp 3.0, HindSight, Scheduled Capture, and Live Burst are also present.
The camera can upload videos to the cloud while it’s charging, but this requires you to be on a subscription, which is $5 a month or $50 a year. The subscription will also let you grab the camera for $399 when the actual price is $499.
Also, if you don’t want a subscription, you can simply transfer the footage on your device. GoPro claims transferring media from the camera to the phone is now up to 30 percent quicker.