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GoPro Hero 9 Black with 23.6 megapixel sensor, 5K video recording, front color display and more

GoPro Hero 9 Black has started. It’s GoPro’s flagship 2020 action camera and features a higher resolution sensor, larger battery, removable lens cover, and a front-facing color LCD display. The new camera takes first place in the GoPro range, while the existing Hero 8 Black should eventually drop in price, followed by the Hero 7 Black, which will now serve as an entry-level model.

GoPro is only updating its main Hero line this year (for now anyway) and last year’s GoPro Max will continue to be the company’s 360-degree camera offering. The Hero 9 Black will also be compatible with GoPro mods, including a new Max Lens mod.

GoPro Hero 9 Black Price, availability

The GoPro Hero 9 Black costs Rs. 49,500 in India and will be available towards the end of October. GoPro will also be launching the new Media Mod for the Hero 9 Black in the coming months, which is said to offer an improved microphone with a foam cover to suppress wind noise and a weatherproof design.

GoPro Hero 9 Black specifications

The GoPro Hero 9 Black has a new 23.6 megapixel image sensor and is powered by the GP1

processor of the previous model. The camera can now record videos at up to 5K 30fps and take still images at 20 megapixels. There’s a new color LCD display on the front that should be useful for capturing your shots when the camera is pointed at you. The Hero 9 Black has a larger battery than the Hero 8 Black, which, according to GoPro, should improve the battery life by up to 30 percent. Because of these additions, the camera is slightly larger and heavier than the previous models.

The GoPro Hero 9 Black also offers new software functions. This includes HyperSmooth 3.0, which promises improved stabilization and the ability to use Boost mode in all resolutions, including 5K. With the new TimeWarp 3.0 mode, you can now slow down your Hyperlapse videos to real time with audio or half speed for a slow motion effect by simply tapping the screen. It is also able to perform a horizon adjustment within the camera itself if you select the option “Linear + horizon adjustment”.

The GoPro Hero 9 Black offers the option of removing the lens cover again. Now you can swap them out with the new Max Lens Mod. This optional lens is designed to offer a much wider field of view and take advantage of the Max HyperSmooth Stabilization and Horizon Lock features introduced with the GoPro Max.

The GoPro Hero 9 Black is robust and waterproof up to 10 meters. It supports a single microSD card and has a USB Type-C port for charging. The camera continues to have the foldable attachment fingers that we first saw on the Hero8 Black.

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