The new flagship action camera from GoPro – the Hero 9 Black – is here and brings one of the most important updates to the product range in years. In addition to a new design with a front-facing color display, the Hero 9 Black improves on almost every aspect of the device with better resolution for stills and videos, a bigger battery, better video stabilization, and much more. The downside: These changes also bring a higher price tag of $ 449.99, $ 50 more than the 2019 Hero 8 Black.
GoPro has improved the overall resolution the Hero 9 Black can record at, with still images of up to 20 megapixels (out of 1
The screens have also been improved: the front display now offers a full-color control panel for previewing recordings, while the rear display is a larger 2.27-inch touchscreen (compared to the 1.95-inch display on the old model). The larger display and battery also mean that the new device is slightly larger than the old models.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is available now for $ 449.99 or $ 349.98 if you purchase it through the GoPro website if you also purchase a one-year GoPro Plus subscription that costs $ 50 per year. For more information, see our full review here.