The GoPro Hero7 Black really surprised us with what could be done with a GoPro and we were not sure how the Hero8 Black could improve. But they have done it in many subtle ways the Hero8 Black has just made things better. In simple terms compared to the Hero7 Black which is still a great camera the Hero8 Black has a whole new chassis ditching the traditional case and frame with fold out mount attachment legs and the size has made it smaller. Now there is only one door for the battery and sd card and connections. There is also provision for "mods" to attach lights, extra screen or microphones etc for it to be a full on blogging camera.
Internally software wise then there are some frame rate improvements but the big thing is stabilisation is now on all frame rates and resolutions! Super important is wanting high frame rate 4K recording. There is also a stabilisation boost which makes it even more stable in some shooting modes. The menu has also been adjusted on the camera and you can now set favourite presets for shooting which makes it easier to switch modes and keep your favourite modes ready to use. The Hyperlapse has also improved along with the Live shooting mode now being in full 1080p HD and a new Burst Photo mode allows you to pick the best shot from a burst super easily.
GoPro have done it again and improved the best camera in a simple and innovative way. New outer case and software just does every thing better again. The king of action cameras but also still super usable for everyone!
We didn't think GoPro could improve the stabilisation after the last Hero7 Black but they have and addition have added a boost mode to get even more silky gimbal free filming. We have found the Hero7 super easy to hand shoot with and actually use that more than other mounts. This has just improved even further with the Hero8 Black just stick it in the silicon case pop it in your pocket ready to grab out for that sick shot.
Get that surreal TimeWarp effect you love—now with automatic speed selection. Or just tap to speed it up or slow it down. The original Timewarp was great and this just makes it even more simple to use as it takes the guesswork out of using it.
The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
HERO8 Black Mods
Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined—with quickloading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
HyperSmooth 2.0 Smooth just got smoother.
Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilisation—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling..
Capture super stabilised time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savouring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video. SuperPhoto + HDR Capture killer 12MP photos with improved HDR—while in motion or stationary—with reduced blur and serious detail even in low-light areas.
Night Lapse Video
Shoot awesome time lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, 1440p or 1080p, all processed in-camera.
Framing your shot is as easy as tapping a new digital lens. Now you can toggle between Narrow, Linear, Wide and SuperView.
Live Streaming in 1080p
Share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later.
Go hands-free with 14 voice commands like “GoPro, take a photo.” Even if the camera is off, you can say, “GoPro, turn on.” HERO8 Black understands English (US, UK, AU and India), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (EU and NA), and Swedish.
Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction
Enjoy crisper, clearer audio quality with a new front mic location and improved algorithms that actively filter out wind noise.
RAW in All Photo Modes
RAW mode delivers the most flexibility and is now available for time lapse and burst photos.
HERO8 Black comes preloaded with recommended video presets for Standard, Activity, Cinematic and Slo-Mo shots. You can even create custom presets for quick access to your favourite settings.
Customise your screen with the quickest way to find the features you use most. Intuitive Touch Screen If you have a smartphone, using HERO8 Black will feel familiar. Three main capture modes with streamlined settings make navigating easy.
Get closer to the action. Perfectly frame your photos and videos just by touching the screen.
Capture photos and videos in portrait orientation—perfect for your Snapchat and Instagram Stories.
Jump in there. A photo timer makes it easy to grab a GoPro selfie or group shot with your whole crew in the frame.
Capture 15 or 30 second video clips that are just the right length for sharing.
Rugged + Waterproof
Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO8 Black is rugged, waterproof to 33ft (10m) and down for adventure.
Pro-Quality 4K60 + 1080p240 Video
Stunning video resolution, impressive frame rates and super slo-mo combine with HyperSmooth stabilisation, making HERO8 Black our best shooter yet.
8 x Slo-Mo
Ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video—with HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilisation—allows up to 8x slow motion to relive epic moments in all their glory.
100Mbps Bit Rate
Record studio-quality footage with bit rate options of up to 100Mbps. The results are staggering. HEVC Video Format Save space on your SD card. Use High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to reduce file size without losing any image quality.
GPS + Motion Sensors
GPS captures your location, altitude and speed. To share your feats of greatness, add GPS performance stickers to your videos in the GoPro app.
Face, Smile, Blink + Scene Detection
HERO8 Black knows when you face the camera, smile, blink and more. The GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.
The app lets you control your camera remotely, start and stop recording and offload media. Plus, you can make single- and multi-clip edits and share—all from your phone.
Auto Backup to the Cloud
With GoPro PLUS Offload photos and videos from HERO8 Black to the cloud—automatically. GoPro PLUS even lets you upload from mobile for ultimate on-the-go convenience.
Get back out there faster. The optional Supercharger power adapter charges your battery up to 38% quicker.
Compatible With GoPro Mounts + Accessories
Wear it. Mount it. Love it. With over 45 compatible mounts and accessories,7 including mods to customise your HERO8 Black, you can capture incredible new perspectives.