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GoPro Hero9 topic
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  • It's more like a flood now than a leak.

    The rectangle under the side door remains a mysterie.

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  • PR:

    The groundbreaking HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for more resolution, more pixels, more everything.

    HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for 5K video and 20MP photos. Add a new front display, a rear touch screen with touch zoom, 30% more battery life[1] and HyperSmooth 3.0 and you get more of everything you love.

    5K Video

    Shoot stunning video with up to 5K resolution, perfect for maintaining serious detail even when zooming in. Packing a new 23.6MP sensor that’s an absolute powerhouse, HERO9 Black brings lifelike image sharpness, fluid motion and in-camera horizon leveling.

    20MP Photo with SuperPhoto

    Capture crisp, pro-quality photos with 20MP clarity. And with SuperPhoto, HERO9 Black can automatically pick all the best image processing for you, so it’s super easy to nail the shot.

    Expandable Mods System

    With HERO9 Black mods, you’ve got options. Want a lens that gives you horizon locked footage and unbreakable stabilization? Get Max Lens Mod. Want to illuminate your subject? Light Mod is for you. Want mics and even more connect it to the Media Mod.

    Built-In Mounting

    No more carrying a separate frame. Just flip out the folding fingers, attach your camera to any mount and go.

    Front Display + Rear Touch Screen

    A new, larger rear touch screen with touch zoom on HERO9 Black should feel instantly familiar and a dazzling new front display makes for easy framing and intuitive camera control.

    Powerful Battery

    30% longer battery life is here thanks to a larger 1720mAh battery. This lets you shoot more without having to swap out batteries and packs enough juice to power your camera through the cold.

    HyperSmooth 3.0

    Experience ultimate smoothness with our most advanced video stabilization ever. HyperSmooth 3.0 enables in-camera horizon leveling and boost in all settings.

    TimeWarp 3.0

    Record mesmerizing time lapse scenes as you move on the road, on foot or anywhere else. TimeWarp 3.0 condenses time, capturing moments like nothing else. Speed Ramp is a new capability that lets you select Real Speed (now with audio) or Half Speed.

    Intuitive Touch Screen

    Be a smooth operator. With a touch screen, it’s easy to control your camera. Or frame up your shot, play back footage and snap a selfie in HERO mode.

  • WinFuture:

    Just so I don't get burnt once the #GoPro #Hero9 actually launches: the new 1720mAh battery is actually +40% bigger, but GoPro is only marketing a "30% longer battery life".

  • @EspenB

    horizon locked footage and unbreakable stabilization? Get Max Lens Mod

    Do they now sell their stabilization as extra special code you need to buy?

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev

    Some sort of twist on lens add on gives even wider field of view.

    EDIT: I guess this makes the lens field of view more like the lens on the MAX.

  • MAX Lens Mod, USD 100. Basically turns your cam into a half spherical camera. Well almost. 155 degree.

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  • New media mod has an improved dead cat. USD 80.

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  • Strange rectangle on the side:

    Drain Microphone (Designed to drain water.) This is not a door/latch. Do not try to open.

  • Ambassador PR from Mic Bergsma:

  • Vlogger review:

  • GoPro launch video:

  • PR

    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) today announced its new camera, HERO9 Black -featuring "more everything" -including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20-megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon levelling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra-wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.

    GoPro also updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand's product experience.

    "HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro's founder and CEO. "HERO9 Black is a beast of a product, and GoPro subscribers can get it for $100 off at while also enjoying unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro footage, up to 50% on everything at and no-questions-asked camera replacement. And we're not done, with more value adds coming to GoPro subscribers later this year."

    GoPro eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black's packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.

    "Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us," said Woodman. "We're excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we're committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021."

    HERO9 Black Features:

    • New Image Sensor
    • Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
    • Photo: 20MP
    • New 1.4" front color display with live preview and status modes Larger 2.27" rear touch display with touch zoom
    • 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold-weather performance Removable, rechargeable battery
    • HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon levelling TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed 1080p Live Streaming
    • 1080p Webcam mode
    • Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
    • RAW photos Digital lenses
    • Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
    • Stereo + RAW audio
    • Larger speaker for improved audio playback Removable lens cover
    • Built-in folding mounting fingers Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
    • Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black

    Introducing the All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black

    The all-new Max Lens Mod brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K60 resolution. Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360°. This enables mind-blowing creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals and weekend warriors, alike.

    HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also include the Media Mod for HERO9 Black ($79.99), now with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod ($79.99); and Light Mod ($49.99).

    Max Lens Mod will be available globally starting in October 2020. The Media Mod for HERO9 Black and Display Mod will be available starting Sept. 16. The Light Mod is currently available on as well as at select retailers.

    Subscribing to GoPro

    The GoPro subscription service  delivers the best value and end-to-end experience to GoPro users. GoPro subscribers benefit from no-questions-asked camera replacement; unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro photos and video at original quality; enhanced live streaming to with fewer restrictions than other live streaming services; up to 50% on mounts and accessories at, including the brand-new lineup of GoProLifestyle Gear; plus, up to $100 savings on new camera purchases.

    The GoPro subscription is available for $49.99 annually or $4.99/month.

    HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge

    For the third year in a row, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. Open exclusively to owners of HERO9 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of

    $1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are chosen for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2020.

    Beginning today, HERO9 Black users are invited to capture and submit their video clips for consideration to the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge on Submissions close on Friday, December 4.

    Global Availability

    HERO9 Black is on sale internationally starting today on and at select retailers around the world. The camera retails for $449.99 MSRP or on for $349.98 with the purchase of a one-year subscription to GoPro. Existing GoPro subscribers can also take advantage of the $349.98 pricing at

    HERO9 Black joins GoPro MAX at $499.99 MSRP, or $399.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription; HERO8 Black at $349.99 MSRP, or $299.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription; and HERO7 Black at $249.99 MSRP to round out the full 2020 GoPro Lineup.

    Visit to shop the 2020 GoPro Lineup. Learn more about HERO9 Black GoPro's blog The Inside Line.

  • To be clear: the Hero9 Black is $349 including the one-year subscription. Apart from the free damage replacement and cloud storage, you get discounts on all accessories. So, for example, 30% off of extra batteries, or the charger + battery, or the underwater case for the Hero9. All have to be ordered from the GoPro site, but there is free two-day shipping for orders over $49. All these products are shipping now.

    I think the business model here is that by selling directly GoPro avoids the expense (the retail cut) of selling at retail outlets - stores or Amazon.

    In any case, the new camera model, which is unambiguously better (it seems) than the prior model, is actually cheaper than what that model sold at its intro, plus with more service and cheaper prices for accessories.

  • @markr041

    Main idea is also have all your data, including credit card, address, phone and more.

    So marketing will have nice big database they could bomb later with calls and emails.

  • I agree, that is the subscription part, but retail end-around also helps.

  • New feature on the Hero9 media mod is the audio signal bar on the rear LCD.

  • GoBugs are still here: