During a briefing for investors -- in which very good figures for 2021 were also presented -- GoPro CEO Nick Woodman held out the prospect of new cameras that will be more different from the previous GoPro cameras. They are said to be aimed more at professional users and better suited for specialized tasks than the Hero Actioncam or the Max (for 360° shooting) have been in the past.
GoPro Max and Hero to get company
Due to "physical limitations," some functions could not be implemented with the aforementioned cameras, Woodman said. The new models will therefore be based on Hero technology, but will apparently have a different design and be optimized for special purposes (and will also be more expensive) -- unlike the Hero, which is something like a Swiss Army knife that covers many functions in one device, according to the explicit comparison.
What these special, professional features will be, GoPro unfortunately does not reveal yet. That they are aimed at filmmakers can only be assumed, or rather hoped, because as Woodman points out, GoPro cameras are "used by professionals all over the world, whether it's for film, television, commercial purposes, research purposes." The specialized new additions should certainly also open up new groups of buyers.
At any rate, by the end of the year there should be four (instead of the last two) different types of cameras from GoPro. Until then, you can let your imagination run wild as to which features might be meant. We would guess, for example, that one of the cameras will have a significantly larger image sensor, because it would not fit into a small Hero... (via YMcinema