GoPro Inc. yesterday announced its new camera, HERO 9 Black—featuring “more everything”—including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.
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HERO 9 Black is a beast of a product. It reduces as much plastic as possible from their new device. HERO 9 Black is packed in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, which GoPro will do the same with the rest of their cameras by the end of 2021.
HERO 9 Black Features:
- New Image Sensor
- Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
- Photo: 20MP
- New 1.4” front color display with live preview and status modes
- Larger 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom
- 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold weather performance
- Removable, rechargeable battery
- HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling
- TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
- 1080p Live Streaming
- 1080p Webcam mode
- Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
- SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
- RAW photos
- Digital lenses
- Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
- 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
- Stereo + RAW audio
- Larger speaker for improved audio playback
- Removable lens cover
- Built-in folding mounting fingers
- Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
- Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black
All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO 9 Black
The all-new Max Lens Mod (INR 10,500) brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K60 resolution. Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360°. This enables mind blowing creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals, and weekend warriors, alike.
HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also include the Media Mod for HERO 9 Black (INR 8,400), now with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod (INR 6,900); and Light Mod (INR 4,700).
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Max Lens Mod will be available globally starting October 2020. The Media Mod for HERO 9 Black and Display Mod will be available starting Sept. 16. The Light Mod is currently available on GoPro.com as well as at select retailers.
HERO 9 Black Million Dollar Challenge
For the third year in a row, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. Open exclusively to owners of HERO 9 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of USD$1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are chosen for the HERO 9 Black Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2020.
Beginning today, HERO9 Black users are invited to capture and submit their video clips for consideration to the HERO 9 Black Million Dollar Challenge on GoPro.com/Awards. Submissions close on Friday, December 4.
HERO 9 Black will be available in India from late October with an MSRP of INR 49,500. GoPro also shared that it has eliminated plastic from HERO 9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.
HERO 9 Black is on sale internationally starting today on GoPro.com and will be on sale in India at select retail partners from late October (Amazon, Flipkart, Chroma and select imaging stores).
HERO9 Black joins GoPro MAX, HERO8 Black and HERO7 Black to round out the full 2020 GoPro Lineup.