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GoPro Hero 8 Black launched

GoPro Hero 8 black launched

GoPro has updated its action cameras and has launched the Hero 8 black at $399 USD.

Key features of GoPro Hero 8 black:

Resolution: 4K 60p/50p. Also 2.7k 120p/100p and 1080p 240/200. The HD ie 720p mode is dropped.

Mounting port: There is a built in mounting port. Previous GoPros had to use a mounting frame which used to make it big and make it difficult to put in pocket.

Still photo: You can shoot 12MP still photos with improved HDR: The revamped algorithm is delivers higher detail in action shots.

Hypersmooth 2.0 stabilisation: GoPro calls it radical enhancement to the hypersmooth stabilisation launched in the previous Hero 7 black model. Hypersmooth 2.0 now has multiple levels of stabilization—including Boost—and game-changing in-app horizon leveling.

TimeWarp 2.0: Get that surreal TimeWarp effect you love—now with automatic speed selection. Or just tap to speed it up or slow it down.

LiveBurst: LiveBurst mode captures 1.5 seconds before and after you hit the shutter—so you can pick the perfect shot from 90 still images. Or, share a 3-second 4K video clip.

Improved audio: The microphone is now in the front below the lens and resulted in better audio than before.

GoPro is giving a 32 GB sandisk micro SD card free with the GoPro.

GoPro is also launching a few mods for the Hero 8 black camera.  These mods will attach where the door is. You can attach a media mod which has a shotgun microphone plugged to a 3.5mm jack. It will have two cold shoes to attach either a light mod which means a 200 lumen LED light or an external monitor called Display Mod.

GoPro Hero8 black Light Mod

The small Light Mod can also help illuminate nearby area and help in other kinds of shooting apart from vloggers as well.

GoPro Hero 8 black Display Mod

The Display Mod will help the vloggers to see how they appear in the frame and hence will appeal them. The mods will be available in December.

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Sabyasachi is an award winning Cinematographer and shoots for international broadcasters, feature films and corporates to make a living. He is a passionate wildlife filmmaker and photographer and has won awards and accolades for his documentary 'A Call in the Rainforest'. He has been striving to make his films and photographs full of life and emotion and write articles to educate and evangelise the need for conserving the last tracts of vanishing wilderness and wildlife in our country. He hopes that his wildlife films, photographs and writings force people to pause, look, ponder and ultimately take action.
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