GoPro today introduces the new Hero10 Black action cam, about which much was already rumored. The main innovation is the new GP2 image processor, which enables higher frame rates during recording. In 5.3K can now be filmed with up to 60 fps, in 4K with up to 120 fps and in 2.7K even with 240 frames per second. With the predecessor Hero 9 Black, 5K was limited to 30 fps and 4K to 60 fps.
GoPro Hero10 Black
The image sensor resolves at 23.6 megapixels, so the maximum photo resolution is 23 MP (the previous version offered 20 megapixels). The image stabilization function has also been improved - by means of the new version HyperSmooth 4.0, a "gimbal-like stabilization" is now to be achieved, according to GoPro. The camera's built-in horizon alignment grips more forcefully on the Hero10 -- the max correctable tilt limit increases from 27° to 45° (for videos in 4K60, 2.7K120 and 1080p120).
Thanks to the new processor, image quality is said to increase, with improved video algorithms supporting Local Tone Mapping (LTM) and 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR), which should show finer details and textures and better contrasts even in low-light conditions.
And operation also benefits from the more agile internals -- the touch display with touch zoom on the back is said to be more responsive, while the color display on the front operates at higher frame rates for smoother live previews.
GoPro subscribers can have their images and videos automatically copied to the cloud while they charge the camera via an interfaced upload feature. Otherwise, the Hero10 Black has already established features such as live streaming, webcam mode, time-lapse recording via TimeWarp 3.0, Protune, HDR, and a waterproof housing for depths up to 10 meters, among others.
Compared to the Hero9 Black, which was launched a year ago for 480 euros, the new version Hero10 Black will be more expensive: the regular price is 529.99 euros. Those who are GoPro subscribers or take out a subscription at the time of purchase will get a 100 euro discount (the subscription costs 50 euros annually).