Great News! As promised by Gopro, today they have launched Gopro Hero 8 Black online, priced at $399.99. The Gopro Hero 8 Black are equipts with a new integrated mounting system, a refreshed software experience that requires fewer taps, and the ability to shoot up to 4K footage at 60 frames per second or capture startlingly steady footage, thanks to an improved version of the company’s HyperSmooth digital image stabilization.
The Hero 8 Black has a slightly more compact body compared to the Hero 7 Black; a front-facing microphone for better audio and a singe flap on the right which houses the microSD card slot, battery and USB Type-C port. The camera can now be used for professional blogging too as the Media Mod features a built-in shotgun microphone and two cold shoe mounts for a secondary display and LED fill-light. It also has a Type-C port, HDMI and one for an external 3.5mm microphone.
The Display Mod is an external 1.9-inch display, which can fold in the front or back. The Light Mod is waterproof up to 10m and helps brighten the scene or your face when vlogging in low light.
The big highlight is HyperSmooth 2.0 which promises even smoother video compared to the Hero 7 Black. There’s a Boost mode which, crops the frame a bit more for even more aggressive stabilization. The interface has been redesigned a bit for easier accessibility.
You can now easily switch between different fields of view or ‘Digital Lenses’ as GoPro calls it; create up to 10 presets for various types of activity you typically capture; Horizon Levelling for a cinematic effect and TimeWarp 2.0 lets you vary the speed of the hyperlapse video when you need it, by simply touching the display.
The mounting fingers are now built-in, which means you no longer need to bother about the plastic cage for attaching the Hero 8 Black to GoPro accessories. The camera is till waterproof up to 10m; can shoot 4K video up to 60fps; slow motion video at up to 240fps at 1080p; live streaming; voice control and can recognize voice commands.
The Hero 8 Black is available to order today, October 1st, and it starts shipping on October 15th. Unfortunately, the online store has run out of stocks in just lesser than 30 mins after the launch.
As for Malaysian and Singapore’s pre order, we still have to wait for the next announcement from Gopro. It means that it will not be available in this 2 countries concurrently as per its predecessor. To catch up with the latest news and updates, follow Gopro’s facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gopromysg/