GoPro has been making action cameras for years. However, they continue to make these tiny cameras better with every generational upgrade. With the GoPro Hero 9 Black, we saw a significant leap from the previous 12-MP sensor to a newer 23.6-MP sensor. And while a higher megapixel count isn’t everything that would make for better image quality, this higher megapixel count allows you to shoot a 5K resolution video. So when you get an action camera, you no longer need to risk your primary camera or even your smartphone - especially while shooting underwater.
GoPro Hero 9 Black is a 23.6-MP video-first action camera that can also shoot stunning 20-MP photos. This tiny camera has excellent hardware paired with great software, which provides the user a rich and powerful feature set and a fantastic experience. You can further expand the hardware features by using different GoPro Hero 9 Black Mods, but they’re sold separately. These Mods can help convert this camera from an Action Camera to one of your main cameras. Additionally, the mounting fingers are now built-in to the camera body, a much-welcomed addition.
What We Love
Having an always-on front display on the GoPro Hero 9 Black helps you frame yourself easily while shooting a video or an image. This front display acts just like the Flip-LCD Screen on your regular DSLR/Mirrorless cameras — except you don’t need to flip any screen here.
We can shoot higher resolution videos and ultra-crisp images with the newer 23.6-MP sensor on the GoPro Hero 9. Not only that, but having this sensor has also allowed us to grab a 14.7-MP frame from the videos so that you never miss out on images, even while shooting videos.
Removable Lens Cover
As GoPro is an action camera, it is expected that one will use the camera in rough conditions, which could potentially scratch the lens cover. However, you don’t need to worry much about that now, as GoPro Hero 9 sports a removable lens cover, making it extremely easy to replace - if and when scratched.
It’s an excellent camera for anyone into Action Sports and wants to record their point of view while performing that sport. Also, one can use it to shoot at rough locations where you might not want to risk your regular camera - or even your smartphone - like shooting underwater, on a dirt road, etc.
What It Has
A new 23.6-MP CMOS Sensor
Advanced Digital Stabilization through HyperSmooth 3.0
Built-in Folding Fingers
Front LCD Display for Preview
Built-in WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth
Support for attaching different GoPro Mods
Removable Lens Cover
Scheduled Capture Mode to shoot sunrise without waking up early
Webcam Mode via the GoPro Webcam Utility Tool to have a better quality webcam
1080p Livestream Mode via the GoPro App so that you can directly Livestream
What It Does
It can do video recordings up to 5K30 - Also supports Flat Color Profile
Also, it can shoot slow-mo videos up to 240fps
It is capable of shooting 20-MP Magnificient Still Images
HyperSmooth 3.0 Video Stabilization
TimeWarp 3.0 for Smooth Hyper-lapses
RAW Audio Capture in .WAV Format
Can record up to 30 seconds of video before you start recording with Hindsight - Never miss a shot
23.6-MP CMOS Sensor
2.27-inch Rear Touchscreen
1.4-inch Front Preview Display
Rechargeable Battery Pack of 1720 mAh
Waterproof up to 33ft/10m
Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3" / 71.0 x 55.0 x 33.6 mm
Weight: 5.6 oz / 158 g
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