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GoPro Hero10 Black: price, specs, release date revealed

It's time for a resolution boost for the worlds best action camera

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GoPro has officially announced the GoPro Hero10 Black, price tag from £379.98, an update to the popular action camera that introduces a new processor and a host of new features.

Among the new GoPro Hero10 Black specs are a powerful new GP2 processor, developed by GoPro, which promises better image quality and more variety of frame rates. The Hero10 Black can now capture 5.3K video at 60fps, or 4K video at 120fps for high-resolution slow-motion playback. You can also now shoot 2.7K video at 240fps for even slower motion footage.

The GoPro Hero10 Black’s new processor also powers GoPro’s HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation technology, with increased horizon levelling limits. Previously available only at certain resolutions and frame rates, HyperSmooth 4.0 is available in 5.3K @ 30fps, 4K @ 60fps and 2.7K @ 120fps. The in-camera horizon levelling has also been boosted with a tilt limit increase from 27º to 45º when shooting in 4K60, 2.7K120 and 1080p120.

The Hero10 Black is also capable of 1080p livestreaming with HyperSmooth 4.0. You can also use the camera for conferencing in its 1080p Webcam mode.

The GoPro Hero10 Black also enables users to grab 19.6-megapixel stills (via the App) from 5.4K 4:3 video and 15.8-megapixel frames from 5.3K @ 60fps footage.

Another new feature in the Hero10 Black, 3D Noise Reduction, promises to improve the camera’s performance in low light.

There are now three ways to transfer content: Cloud Upload, Wireless Offload and a new wired transfer to your smartphone.

Other features include raw capture, Night Lapse Video mode, SuperPhoto + HDR and HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture options.

GoPro Hero10 Black Body Design

Design-wise, the Hero10 Black retains the slightly enlarged body shape of the Hero9 Black. This means it is compatible with the Media Mod, Display Mod, Light Mod and Max Lens Mod launched last year with the Hero9 Black. It also has the removable, rechargeable battery.

New to the Hero10 Black is a protective lens cover with a hydrophobic, water-shedding design. GoPro says it has also updated the rear touchscreen to make it more responsive.

The Hero10 Black boasts three microphones with Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction, stereo + RAW audio, custom presets and on-screen shortcuts.

Is the GoPro Hero10 Black waterproof?

Always a popular question: yes, the GoPro Hero10 Black is waterproof down to 33 feet / 10 metres.

GoPro Hero10 Black Specs

  • Photo : 23MP
  • 5.3K: 60fps
  • 4K: 120fps
  • Video stabalisation: HyperSmooth 4.0
  • LCD: Front and Rear (Touch screen)
  • Battery: Removable 1720mAh Lithium-Ion
  • Slow-mo: 8X
  • Waterproof: 33ft (10m)
  • Processor: GP2
  • Cloud compatibility: Auto upload to GoPro cloud (Sub required)
  • Voice control: Yes
  • Livestreaming: 1080p

GoPro Hero10 Black Price & Release Date

The GoPro Hero10 Black price tag is £379.98 for the action camera plus one year of GoPro’s subscription service. The GoPro Hero10 Black price tag is £470.99 for the camera without a subscription. Existing GoPro subscribers can purchase Hero10 Black at the lower price of £379.98 on GoPro.com.

With a GoPro subscription you get unlimited cloud backup of your photos and videos at original quality, premium editing tools in the Quick app, discounts on new purchases, up to 50% off new mounts and accessories, auto upload to the cloud while your camera is charging and no-questions-asked camera replacement.

Now that it’s officially here, how does the new camera stack up against expectations? You read our post below from this time last year outlining the new GoPro Hero10 specs we were hoping to see.

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Elvis
Elvis
1 year ago

GoPro 10 NEEDS:
-Much better LowLight Quality (GoPro is better then insta360, but insta360 has better Lowlight Quality, we need something like the Sony Alpha 7S III 😉

-5K@60FPS, 4K@120FPS

-5K60FPS and 4K120FPS also in SuperView

-Microphone of the 9 is good, but i think it could be improved even more! So we don´t need an external mic

Elvis
Elvis
1 year ago
Reply to  Ali Jennings

Sure!
With the 7SIII was just a joke 😉 But when they could reach the LowLight Quality of a APS-C Sensor, that would be very good. Even a bigger case for more “space” wouldn´t disturb me, when the quality would be better. LowLight needs a huge push. Daylight quality is already pretty good. And the mic of the Hero 9 is already pretty good, but they could improve it even more, so we don´t need RODE mics anymore 😉

Greetings!

GoPro Fan
GoPro Fan
1 year ago
Reply to  Elvis

Putting the same low-light quality of an APS-C sensor on a GoPro is extremely impossible, without dramatically increasing its price and without completely changing the design of the camera. It would be much easier to place a one-inch sensor, but the price would be increased by at least 40%.

Andrew Perry
Andrew Perry
1 year ago
Reply to  GoPro Fan

What proof do you have that the price would go up for a Gopro by 40% for putting in a 1″ sensor.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Considering that some newer smartphones support recording 4K HDR video (iPhone 12 models seem to be most notable for it, supporting Dolby Vision 8.4. Samsung meanwhile supports HDR10+ on Galaxy S10 and its successors. Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II both support 4K HDR video recording as well. These phones should also be able to record 10-bit LogV3 with Filmic Pro as well. I’d really like for GoPro Hero 10 Black to support 10-bit HDR of some type, be that HLG, HDR10/HDR10+, Dolby Vision, or even just a 10-bit log profile that can be graded later

David
David
1 year ago

Features I would like to see:

1.A significant evolution of video stabilization to incorporate a Z-axis (4th axis) that would deal with the vertical ‘head bobbing’ effect which seems far more visible with a POV of walking . The 3-axis stabilization is reasonably good, but I would love it if GoPro could ‘Ban the Bob’.

Ninja walking doesn’t work for 10+ hour recording sessions while backpacking or trail walking (think PCT or Camino de Santiago). And I have yet to find a external gimbal, either a motorized 3 axis gimbal or a spring loaded non motorized Z-axis gimbal (including that thing from Aussie Land) that is consistently functional, compact enough, and lightweight.

2.A truly practical lowlight function.

3.Improved auto contrast especially when going from bright daylight into shadows and then back into bright daylight.

Last edited 1 year ago by David
Paolo
Paolo
1 year ago

Considering the great evolution that have now the common cell phone, we expect from a gopro 10, to reach (to overcome would be great) the video features now considered the basis present on smartphones medium / high end:
very important, larger sensor, for shooting in the dark or with little light better (it is useless to have a gopro if then when there is little light, the video comes out bad .. and need to use the phone to shoot)
– 4k video (now is the base)
– hdr video
– slow motion 480fps or 960fps

David Lo
David Lo
1 year ago

I could care less about larger than 4k resolution. What I’d like is a larger sensor and a higher bitrate for videos.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

New GoPro needs just 2 things: Larger Sensor to match or surpass high-end smartphones and new Processor for fluid and snappy navigation. Thats all. But I’m skeptical even about that.

John Gorentz
John Gorentz
1 year ago

The charger accessory for extra batteries was a step backwards on the Hero 9. It’s almost impossible to use the new one in my handbar bag a bicycle. The Hero 8 one holds the batteries firmly in place so they can actually charge from my power bank. With the new one I need to use spacers and rubber bands to hold everything in place, and when I’m trying to do quick changes I sometimes don’t get the batteries secured just so. It just doesn’t work well in an action situation, which somehow doesn’t seem right for an action camera.

Other than that, better low-light performance, better dynamic adjustment when moving between shadows and lighted scenes, and going back to the flat color profile of the Hero 8 would be enough to get me to go for a Hero 10.

I’d also like a tool to easily extract GPX data from the files. And yes, being able to sync video between different cameras would be good someday, even if it doesn’t come out in Hero 10.

I don’t look forward to greater dependence on my smartphone. I try to keep my smartphone minimally involved with my GoPro and other devices, as it’s busy enough using up its battery doing other things.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Interchangeable optical lenses including optical ZOOM. Adapters to use other (Nikon, Canon, Sony lenses.

Andrew Perry
Andrew Perry
1 year ago

The way to go with action cameras is a bigger sensor. maybe it’s time for Gopro to upgrade to a 1″ sensor like insta360 or Sony rx0 II. better all around quality.

Dietmar
Dietmar
1 year ago

Wenn die GoPro10 mit 4K/120p kommt bin ich bereit bis zu € 600,- zu zahlen

Angela Nicholson
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Dietmar

Big spender!

Sergio Torrez
Sergio Torrez
1 year ago

another session model will be cool

tern
tern
1 year ago

Hope it won’t be Hot Crash.

Gabrielius Vaitekunas
Gabrielius Vaitekunas
1 year ago

one thing only – 10 bit colour

jimbobpen15
jimbobpen15
1 year ago

Yes!

Tmppa
Tmppa
1 year ago

But where is the the prograde 10bit hlg or log footage for HDR video workflow? Havent bought a single go pro since 6… even mavic2 pro with that tiny cam has one and the footage can be pushed so much further with no banding.. 🙂

Samara
Samara
1 year ago

Need to improve the low light capability of the GoPro by using a large sensor. very important !!!

Leonard
Leonard
1 year ago

Re the 360 cameras, I would like to see a new one, possibly smaller and flatter as the current Max on top of a helmet looks bulky.

Mihaly Bobaly
Mihaly Bobaly
1 year ago

GoPro shall consider a fresh form factor. Moving the lens to the smallest side would enable the camera to fit leaner to action sport tools. Also, simply, laying the camera on its largest side, lens on the smallest, just image how much better would it be for baseball cap or helmet fitting.

Angela Nicholson
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mihaly Bobaly

That’s an interesting idea

MNeo
MNeo
1 year ago

GoPro 10 – “Hopefully there is an update on the 1 Inch sensor”

Adam Wheeldon
Adam Wheeldon
1 year ago

480fps at HD, 120 or 240fps at 4K.
The H9 battery and remote are interchangeable.
Improved touch screen from the H9.
Improved low-light quality.

IDK
IDK
1 year ago

Nice

Last edited 1 year ago by IDK
siva
1 year ago
Reply to  IDK

Go pro should give full screen in the backside. and also should improve the video quality

Nicholas Cormode
Nicholas Cormode
1 year ago

Coming from an FPV drone standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to buy a 10 if it follows the path of the nine, which is bulky and heavy. I’d much rather switch to insta 360, as they have stuff that is perfect for fpv, but I am willing to hold out with my 7 black, as it is light and it shoots 4K 60, which is perfect for anything from freestyle to cinematic.

Daniel MaGill
Daniel MaGill
8 months ago

Where is the battery life – That is a pretty important spec to skip over

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e123456789
3 months ago

can someone knows the focal lengh of this camera