GoPro Launches Hero8, Max 360 Camera, & Bolt-On Modules

Oct 1, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

GoPro have today launched their Hero8 camera that includes a range of upgrades to make it superior to the Hero 7 plus some hardware bolt ons that will make shooting a whole video, not just action, a lot easier.

When it comes to video, Hypersmooth 2.0 seems to be the big selling point. This takes the supposed gimbal-killing Hypersmooth tech from the Hero 7 and apparently improves it. This should be beneficial for mountain bikers who want smooth footage through rough terrain without wearing an Inspector Gadget-style contraption across their chest. Hypersmooth 2.0 can now also be used across all frame rates and at all speeds.

The Hero 8 will shoot 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second, including at 100 Mbps bitrate for the first time ever. It will shoot 240 frames per second at 1080p for super slow-mo footage. The Hero 8 Black can live stream at 1080p, up from 720p on the Hero 7 Black. On the photo side, the Hero 8 Black captures 12-megapixel snaps, and users can now shoot RAW photos in time-lapse and burst modes instead of just in regular photo mode.

The other big new features are the bolt-on mods that can be used to turn this action camera into a vlog friendly set up. Three features that really stand out are: a shotgun microphone for improved audio, a small light to help in dim conditions and a flip-up screen, allowing self-shooters to frame themselves. The camera body has also been redesigned to incorporate fold-out "finger" connectors - allowing it to be bolted to a mount without having to first be put in a case.

All of these bolt-ons should help vloggers and social media creators who normally have to take a DSLR for self filming and a separate GoPro for filming action when they go on shoot. If they can only take on camera and have all their footage in one place, it should make life a bit easier. YouTube has apparently been a massive driver for GoPro sales, so the company are hoping this latest iteration will make them stand out from the competition that includes DJI's Osmo.


The Hero 8 will cost $399, is available to order today and will start shipping on October 15th. The Hero 7 Black now costs $299, the Hero 7 Silver will round out GoPro’s lineup at $199, while the Hero 7 White is being discontinued. We'll be doing a head to head comparison of the Hero 8 and Hero 7 soon.

GoPro Hero 8 Black + Max


Alongside the Hero 8 comes a new 360° camera, the Hero 8 Black + Max. 360 video hasn't ever taken off in the way many thought it would but GoPro have persevered and this new camera supersedes the Fusion that came out in November 2017.


While Fusion was pretty much 2 GoPros in 1 case (and even required 2 memory cards), this is designed from the ground up for 360 video. It's much smaller than the Fusion, features a touch screen and the editing process should be much easier thanks to a new app. All the features from the Hero 8 carry over to the Max but apparently can be even experienced to an even greater extent. Max HyperSmooth, Max TimeWarp and Max SuperView all use the extra video caught by the 360 lenses to improve the functionality. The Max also has 6 in-built microphones, which GoPro is claiming will make the audio as good as having a shotgun mic. However, it's worth noting that the Max isn't nearly as comprehensive as the Hero8 in shooting modes and resolutions for regular video.

The Max goes on sale today at $499, which is $200 cheaper than the Fusion at launch. It will ship on October 25.

More info here.


150 Comments

  • 299 4
 ok i guess but have they fixed the massive issue that gnarly steep stuff looks like holland?
  • 10 85
flag goroncy (Oct 1, 2019 at 10:45) (Below Threshold)
 Just ride faster Razz . But seriously. What do you mean?
  • 55 2
 @goroncy: He is referring to "The GoPro Effect" wherein \ terrain appears to be __
  • 19 0
 The "Gopro effect" will never go away. And it's not just gopro's... Also I don't think it's fixable via software?? And generally, even more stabilization usually results in gnarly trails looking/feeling more tame.

I remember an old Ben Cathro video where he was testing various set-ups/cameras/angles/gimbals and I seem to remember him settling on something that showed a bit more judder and bounce because it preserved some of the gnar feel in the footage. That was quite a while ago though and I think now everyone has just gone with as much stabilization as possible these days.
  • 29 0
 @goroncy: never ridden a super steep and rocky track with big drops, filmed it and showed it to your friends, only to discover that in the video it looks like you rode on a sightly bad pavement?
  • 3 0
 @islandforlife: Exactly. Hero4 for solo cam. Hero7 for follow cam.
  • 16 5
 Ok. Now I know what you are referring to. This is the reason I wanted to ask this guy youtu.be/QkiK_n9NTcg if the fact that his footage looks fast as fu©k is the result of the way he's riding or some trickery. I don't want to kill your hopes but this guy is insane so I'm afraid it's just the speed people are missing.
  • 9 6
 @Mac1987: I'll add some footage. It looks slow. Untill I start to ride fast Smile .
  • 7 0
 the good part is that when it looks ridiculously steep in the videos you can only imagine how ridiculous it is in real life......
  • 6 0
 @goroncy: The "GoPro effect" isn't about speed, it is about steepness and size of obstacles. The GoPro's fisheye lens is actually naturally good at conveying speed because objects at the sides of the frame appear to move really fast compared to the center of the frame

But its always going to be hard to convey steepness and difficulty with a 2D camera. You have to go through extra steps to help provide perspective, such as how chest cams that show the rider's movements communicate a lot more than a handlebar cam.
  • 20 1
 @islandforlife:

The “GoPro Effect” comes from the fisheye or ultra-wide angle lens used on POV cameras. We can agree that what makes a route steep how much vertical distance you drop over a short linear distance (in our case the trail). The steeper the trail, the shorter distance you cover for the same vertical drop.
Fisheye and ultra-wide lenses get their insane field of view by distorting the perspective (and light) which exaggerates distance. This why they work so well for making a gap jump or drop appear much larger than they really are. The downside to this is it lengthens the perspective distance of the trail and unfortunately makes it look alot mellower than it really is.
You can mitigate this a little by using a narrower FOV lens (Or in the case of a gopro; Linear mode). The downsides to using a narrower FOV is camera shake will be more pronounced, frame rates and resolution options are limited in linear mode (on my hero5 its only in 1080), it might not work for every mount angle, and you have to be much more precise in setting up your angle because of the narrower field of view.
  • 1 0
 @showmethemountains: when I would race back in gopro 3/4 days I would turn off the fisheye through the gopro editing software and the video would look much faster. Other riders thought I fast forwarded it.
  • 1 0
 @goroncy: @goroncy: #speedpolice No way could you be going "that fast" as it shows in the intro clip, hit that tree with your hand and not break it.
  • 11 0
 GoPro videos are used to convince our mom and dad that our sports are perfectly safe. My mom even felt relief after watching my footages.
  • 2 0
 @chyu: that's a good one ????
  • 1 0
 @goroncy : did he ever share his secret?
  • 3 1
 @goroncy: The POV in this is speeded up slightly.You can tell when he sets off...
  • 1 0
 @brycepiwek: Linear mode works really well on the Hero 7, still get good framerate and shaking seems no worse. I use it whenever Im following someone.
  • 2 0
 As others have said, your gnarly steep stuff looks like holland because Gopro use a fisheye to film very large angle. So it will always looks like holland. It's pretty easy to cancel the fisheye effect with any video edit software, but I don't know if your footage will looks more steep and quick, try it you will see.
  • 1 0
 @Tikaf: WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR FACTS, ONLY OUTRAGE (ie everyone already knows what the fisheye does)
  • 116 0
 I always get amped about buying the new go pro, but then remember all of my videos turn out to be a permanent record about how slow and un-awesome I am compared to the guys promo vids, and that my old Hero 4 is more than good enough to capture that.
  • 7 0
 yep, same
  • 5 0
 Use it to take pictures then. GoPro takes great photos.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Work really well for SCUBA as well. Good photo and video + many waterproof accessories.
  • 1 0
 so true
  • 5 0
 So true. I did a Heli biking day in Revelstoke but didn't bother to take any footage of the actual riding, when people asked why I basically told them nobody wants to see that.
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: also cell phones are taking average photos these days. As long as you arent doin it all for the gram
  • 2 0
 @pargolf8: Yeah, cell phones take good pictures and many have wide angle, however, it is so much easier to take photos with an action cam than a cell phone when you are in "action".
  • 2 0
 The 4 Black is a great camera, I jumped the release of 5 & 6 because they didn't feel much better - but I'd highly recommend moving up to at least the 7 now - hyper smooth is the business!
  • 1 0
 Forget flat singletracks and record only downhill sections. 30km/h (18.6mph) is fast enough for a decent footage, and the more twisty the trail is, the better - as you lean into the berms, it will make it look even faster.
  • 1 0
 agree
  • 51 0
 Still waiting for the smaller Session version with hypersmooth...
  • 7 0
 Im really regretting buying that $300 Karma gimbal they made a few years back.
  • 2 0
 try reelsteady go
  • 36 0
 Will the GoPro Studio/Quik/Fusion editing apps ever be made user-friendly and intuitive enough for a 20-year+ IT industry professional to figure out? BC it sucks from a ui/ux perspective.
  • 14 0
 No.

GoPro would have to hire legitimate software engineers, instead of farming development out to India (which is what they currently do). No credible software engineer in Silicon Valley actually wants to work at GoPro lol (go read Blind, Glassdoor, look at a 5yr chart of $GPRO stock, etc.)
  • 1 0
 Nope, but i feel your pain
  • 14 0
 Studio wasn't that bad, Quik is absolute garbage. Why they did away with something that allows you to edit full length videos and replaced it with that trash is beyond me. Similarly, I have spent the last 15 years in technology fields doing development, software/embedded reverse engineering, and a variety of other tasks that expose me to different software products and Quik left me scratching my head. By far the most unintuitive and useless software I've used.

Check out Davinci Resolve. It's more intuitive and powerful than any of the GoPro offerings, it's also free for non-commercial use.
  • 4 0
 GoPro had to have been drunk when they came up with Quik. Another IT professional here who cant figure out how to use it... Personally love GoPro Studio. I cant find any free software that's as easy to use as that. I really want to get a Rylo next though
  • 2 0
 @dcsmith99: I wouldn't get a Rylo. All current owners are dumping them because Rylo support has gone ghost and it seems like they've closed up shop. With GoPro now having Hypersmooth, it isn't as unique as it was initially.
  • 1 0
 videopad video editor works great imo, though I haven't tried many other offerings, including the ones mentioned above.
  • 1 0
 @ChachiArcola: Hypersmooth isn't as good as the Rylo software. Check out all of the mtb youtubers running gopros. The stabilized video has a lot of artifacts at the bottom of the screen. It's annoying to watch.
Then there is the echo audio, I'm sure it's a matter of settings but why would you want to add reverb to audio? It seems like a way to enhance the horrible audio...?
  • 1 0
 I'm so glad you have mentioned this.

I was looking forward to upgrading from my Hero 2 (!) to the Hero 7, partly due to the rapid, mobile editing promised by the Quik/GoPro apps. Whilst I can eventually sort of get what I want out of it, my experience has been that it's both painful and slow to use, a far cry from the slick and intuitive experience advertised.

The worst offence has been the lack of option for the app to store the enormous files to external storage on Android (SD card), this resulted in me having to purchase a new, high speed SD card, reformat my phone and change the setup to using the SD card as extended internal storage rather than as external which I like to use as it's much easier for file transferring. This is quite a lot for an app to force onto you!
  • 1 0
 Sadly all GoPro soft is more then useless as it wastes your time before you reach the conclusion. Many low-key Chinese competitors have much better bundled software. I am not buying another GoPro before they catch up.
  • 38 2
 Cool, the old GoPro is discounted.
  • 36 0
 Bring back the session. Also, who actually uses 360 cams?
  • 28 2
 My bet would be the insta girls who need to show their followers how totally perfect they lives are. And you can't do that with normal cam while having fun on Bali.
  • 10 0
 Check out the link for a good example. www.pinkbike.com/video/506807
  • 2 0
 Yep, still rocking a session... battery performance is getting a little poor, but still the best cam. Brett Tippie has some pretty good 360 videos... but generally I too can't stand 360 vids.
  • 2 0
 Actually they have a lot of promise:

youtu.be/YoHfg_MiG-A
  • 3 0
 On construction sites for bidding projects hahaha. literally thats it.
  • 3 0
 @islandforlife: Really wish you could replace the Session 5 battery. Love the form factor.
  • 3 0
 360 cams were a great solution for stabilization of video footage. I'm not talking here about some gen 1 cameras, thinking more in line of a Rylo camera. The stabilization that camera offered was/is fantastic, and also had other great features. I would rather have that kind of camera than a (non-hypersmooth) gopro + gimbal as it is more compact, lighter and easier to handle. Unfortunately for Rylo (talking here about MTB videos) from what I've seen hypersmooth stabilization is great (not as awesome as Rylo though, but good enough) as it doesn't require any other hardware than the camera itself and there is no need to post process the video footage (for stabilization). So it is simple to use and stabilized and with great video quality.

I just hope that DJI gets more serious about their gopro competitor as I'm sure that gopro needs a good competitor to keep them honest.
  • 1 0
 Actually quite like my insta 360 one X. Since this stuff is new to me (taking photos and videos), it makes it really easy to get regular go pro style POV type footage and if the angle is messed up... I can just change it afterwards. The post editing takes about 5 minutes, not a big deal like people make it seem. You can get creative if you want, and it's really fun for taking photos. It's been great to have just as one camera to mess around with. Got some great photo results with it and some great riding in Revy and Kamloops as well.
  • 1 0
 @Archimonde: I have the DJI Osmo Action and like it a lot. The stabilization is amazing and the on phone software is super easy to use. I know no one wants to watch long videos of anything (certainly not me), so I keep the clips I shoot short and then make compilation vids on my phone. Never more than a couple of minutes long. I had sworn off action cams a long time ago because it was a waste of my time and attention when riding and doing other things. I want to enjoy the moment . Not worry about what shot the camera was getting. The Osmo is pretty idiot proof and everything is very intuitive. I have a series of customer presets so I don't have to mess around with settings. Just select the one I want and go.
  • 21 0
 The real limiting factor is Youtube's horrible compression that turns beautiful GoPro footage into mashed-potato-camera crap. For the masses, the value of a new GoPro is diminished by this very real shortcoming.
  • 5 0
 oh? then how do the vloggers and pros get such crispy go-pro footage on youtube for us to view? must have some high up youtoob connections...
  • 6 0
 IG is the real killer.
  • 10 2
 @laxguy: watch The Loam Ranger's 2 part series on how to optimize GoPro for MTB.
  • 2 0
 Mine turn out crappy because it gets compressed through video editing, and then YouTube compresses it even more. I'm always trying to improve it because it looks so good right out of the camera.
  • 3 0
 yeah instead of jumping on 4k they should've upped the bitrate for 1080p first... or now at least let users chose between 4k or high bitrate 1080p
  • 2 1
 @Bflutz625: im well aware... my comment was sarcastic towards the person who believes that its YouTubes fault his videos look like garbage
  • 3 4
 @Bflutz625: lol polish a turd (his riding) and it's still a turd
  • 3 0
 @monkeybizz: he's not there to boast about his skills. He's there to show people trails from around the world.
  • 2 1
 @Bflutz625: when he cuts out most of the parts of the trails he can’t do it’s not really showing at that point... I have first hand experience cause he lives near me and can’t do most shit on the trails around here and therefore doesn’t show them in his videos
  • 2 0
 i found a partial work around to this, since this summer i bought a Hero 7 Black with a super discount and the first videos i uploaded to the tube were, well, crap. i shoot at 2.7K60FPS, export it with a decent editing software (Adobe Premiere, not that crap of GoPro Studio) with the right settings without downsizing it to 1080p. if you upload at 1080p the youtube algorithm will kill your bitrate down to 12/15 mbits and it will look like crap, especially videos where pixels move fast, like in more or less every mtb videos. By uploading them at 2.7K60 FPS, you basically force the YT algorithm to switch to a better bitrate, and you end up with a 1440P video that doesn't look like it has been through the shredder.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljj4igLlssI&t=118s

just an example...it still is not perfect, but waaaaaaaaaay better than my initial tryouts. still, working on those exporting settings, tho.
  • 2 0
 @laxguy: youtube objectively destroys video quality, especially if the video was not shot in broad daylight and contains more noise. Sensor noise is totally random and therefore it can not be compressed at all - so what youtube will do, is compress the other parts of the frame MORE to make up for the incompressible noise. Resulting in compression artifacts all over the frame, loss of detail etc.
  • 2 0
 @f00bar: thanks for the technical details and missing the sarcasm
  • 1 1
 @laxguy: Are you arguing that youtube doesnt impact video quality at all? Because it surely does.
  • 1 0
 @rallyimprezive: where did i make that argument?
  • 1 0
 @Bruccio: Fantastic feedback Bruccio! Id tried 1080p60 and 4k60 with horrible results. But Id not tried 2.7k60. Ive not tried Adobe Premiere either. Pricey!
  • 1 0
 @laxguy: You said
@Bflutz625: im well aware... my comment was sarcastic towards the person who believes that its YouTubes fault his videos look like garbage
  • 1 1
 @rallyimprezive: because you said this "Youtube's horrible compression that turns beautiful GoPro footage into mashed-potato-camera crap"

so explain to me how tons and tons of Youtube videos are viewed in stunning 4k quality? my only point is, its probably not Youtubes fault your gopro footage looks like garbage, you probably aren't recording/editting/encoding/uploading correctly.
  • 2 0
 @laxguy: youtube's algorithm is not made for fast moving pictures like from a Gopro. The bitrate is much too low for that, stationary shots need much less data because many parts of the picture just have to be stored once. Professional users most certainly have different bitrates available.

No matter how good your footage looks on your computer, you can't fully get around that fact as a free user. You can only mitigate it slightly.
  • 1 1
 @jzPV: Thank you.
  • 1 2
 @jzPV: ah, i see, its a conspiracy now Smile
  • 2 0
 @laxguy: what the hell are you talking about?
more bitrate = larger files, do you think anywhere in the web you get large sums of storage without limits for free?
Especially considering youtube has no real data limit. A standard user officially should upload 8 Mbps 1080p video. Vimeo supports 20 Mbps, but with a free account and 500 MB limit you basically can't upload much with such a "high" bitrate.
You can be sure a company like Gopro wants more than 8 Mbps (that wouldn't even look good straight after encoding on your device) to sell their stuff and is gladly paying for that.

Yeah, most users probably do make mistakes concerning encoding, but it's also not rocket science. Even if you hit the sweet spot for youtube's algorithm it will never look nearly as good as the same compressed file on your device.
  • 1 1
 this comment thread is getting spicy
  • 2 1
 @jzPV: its a f*cking joke dude, get over it jesus
  • 9 0
 Yay for making old gopro cameras that still work really well cheaper!
  • 4 0
 Hypersmooth 1 is probably good enough for all mtb application if you don't mind video being a little shaky and running chest mount straps super tight. I hope gopro doesn't release an update to murder it so have to buy the 8.
  • 7 3
 Anyone else believe GoPro is a plot by the Russians to maim American youth?
  • 6 2
 Pretty sure that was youtube's original business model.
  • 1 0
 genuince question about pricing ( and this is something i was more aware since i was in canada and not used to see prices non-taxed displayed :

when you guys say it'll cost USD470 - is that with taxes ?

because in europe we'll be paying 430e ( with taxes, USD470 )

and wondering if we still get the shaft because.... europe...... or how exactly that works !?

when you guys go to the shop, how much will you be paying for the camera !?
  • 5 0
 US prices are always quoted without tax because some states have no sales tax and others have taxes that are different in every county and city
  • 2 0
 @showmethemountains: ops - i messed it up on my post - i meant USD399

ok - so let's say you'll pay taxes on that - how much do you pay in total for that USD399 purchase ?
  • 7 0
 @Luis-Sc: Minimum tax rate is different in each state, and localities are allowed to add their own on top of that. For example in my city in California we pay the state minimum rate of 7.25% while other citiies in CA pay up to 10.5%. The US average is 8.39%. So the average taxes paid on the $399 camera would be $33.47

Online sales are even more complicated as some states mandate tax rates based on the store's location and others mandate it based on the buyer's local tax rate

In other words, its a mess!
  • 1 0
 @showmethemountains: don't complain, we have 19%... 7% is only for food and similar things
  • 1 0
 @jzPV: I'm certainly not complaining about the size of the taxes, only the variability and complexity. Food and similar things are actually exempt from sales tax in many areas of the US!
  • 1 0
 Its not revolutionary but it seems like a good way of developement. Hero 9 should be a blast if they will stay on that path. One thing though: poor accesories. One adhesive and usb c cable? This is not very generous.... I am not mentioning the battery because you cannot use the camera without one.
  • 1 0
 WOW, are they still in business, they must have tonnes of old shit lying around that never sold, surely this is there last throw of the dice, on a recent trip to Glentress in Scotland I saw one guy using a camera over a 3 day period, it wasn't a GoPro.
  • 1 0
 I bought a & a few months back and it has been great for me and average rider. I use it more for timelapse videos when I trail build but I have dabbled in riding footage The 7 is MORE than enough for the average Joe.
  • 2 0
 Go pro to replace DSLR. Ya right . Same with my I phone. Who needs. DSLR when you can takes pictures with a toy camera.
  • 1 3
 DSLRs are falling behind too quickly. The main thing they offer at this point is interchangeable lenses. Phone picture quality improvement is vastly outpacing DSLR improvements. It kind of reminds me of the old days when you needed a high-end workstation graphics card to do high-end graphics, but then the "video game" cards kept getting better so much faster than the workstation cards that they overtook them.
  • 9 0
 @Explodo: I agree phone cam,s are where all the money is being spent. You can't come close to the shadow detail on full frame DSLR . Phones and Go Pros are toys compared to DSLRs . No professional photographer would argue that point. Try to compare a Go Pro to a Red One camera lol.
  • 2 1
 @Sshredder: I'm comparing image quality on my wife's 5D mk IV vs her Note 10. For the majority of picture taking there's already no need for a DSLR except for different lenses.
  • 4 0
 @Explodo: Yes most people take average photos to document life. Then you don't need a Go Pro either do you? We all have cameras on our phones.
Good luck getting a great image in a wet forest shooting at 1600 iso and a shutter speed of 1/250 second to freeze the action.
In fact a Go Pro and a phone can't do such a thing .
  • 3 0
 I have a Sony A72 II, a fantastic mirrorless camera, but I reach for my GoPro Hero 7 99% of the time now. The truth us, the best camera to shoot on is the one you have with you. And I have the GoPro with me a lot more. The hero 7 black is rugged, fits in my pocket, easy to pop a few batteries in, wearable, waterproof, and with me all the time. I welcome the changes.
  • 3 0
 I think the "replacing" debate is stupid because they all serve different purposes......... There's plenty of good glass that can shoot better video than a GoPro but try to put that on a helmet and see how it works for ya............... Try to change lens on anything that isn't a DSLR.......... Try to upload a picture instantly on something that isn't s phone..........

.......... You can put out a fire with ketchup...... It'll be messy..... But you can.......
  • 1 0
 @hardtailparty: correct. I love DSLRs, but they are clumsy, cumbersome things. Just look at any of the squids running around taking shots for us.

Obviously if that's your job, you need the right tools. But for most of us who are just taking shots for fun a phone or a gopro is plenty good enough.

Also, do another Session!! One with hypersmooth would be fan fracking tastic.
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: I can hit 800 ISO and 1/250 or quicker on my phone. Have actually taken quite a few freeze shots in pro mode. You're also flirting with potential noise issues with that high of an ISO as well.
  • 3 0
 This is not good. Just picked up a Hero 7 about a month ago, now this!
  • 1 1
 The Hero 8 is even larger than the already too big H7. Looks like the Hero 8 is targeted more at the Youtube vlogger than a sports cam. Gopro takes 2 steps forward & one step back.

Hero 8 .. no thanks
  • 3 0
 Hero 8 has built in metal mount tabs that fold out and appear to be replaceable. Should eliminate some of that annoying whistle...
  • 2 1
 @yzedf: IMHO the fold out mount tabs are a bad plan. Looks like a weak spot to me that will equal many lost cameras if the H8 is actually used as a "Sports" cam
  • 1 0
 @yzedf: Unless they radically changed how the mics work in the H8 just not having that external case like the H7 won't help the sound at all. I tried aftermarket H7 cases, homemade mounts that effectively give the same setup at H8. made no difference. Best results I got "by far" was with the stock H7 mount covered with at Shure SM58 windscreen with a hole cut for the lens. works 10 times better than anything else I tried.
  • 1 0
 @Darknut: youtu.be/btDpZ1CfgPw go to the 10:49 mark for audio comparison
  • 2 0
 I see a lot of yada yada yada but not one single word about the battery's lasting time?
  • 1 0
 Have they solved the basic annoying problem that the batteries drain if you leave them in the camera, elementary electronics not addressed!
  • 1 0
 I've never noticed any significant loss on the Hero 7.
  • 1 0
 Best new feature is the integrated mounting! I didn't think they would make a useful change.
  • 1 0
 hmm... just bought the Hero7 black literally last week.. wonder if I can get that price drop $$ back ???
  • 2 0
 still, no session with stabilization... Frown
  • 2 0
 Bolt-on modules. Uh-huhuhuh.
  • 1 0
 No matter which Gopro you use, you will never make your ride faster & more impressive than Vinny T's.
  • 7 5
 VLOG... barf
  • 6 0
 You should check out Yoann Barelli's Into the Gnar series of "Vlogs." I placed Vlog in quotes as I'm sure we all define them a little differently. IMO Yoann's some of the best mountain biking content ever and evidence that not all Vlogs are created equal. Some other good ones out there as well like Mahalo My Dude, Pinkbike's youtube channel, and GMBN content...all of which at times I'd say at times counts as Vlogs.
  • 5 0
 @snl1200: Or Remy Metailler! His videos with other top riders slaying some of the toughest trails in Whistler and Pemberton are so good! The lastest couple of vids going full send following Kirk McDowall have been crazy to watch.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife... yes! So good. It's so cool to see what the ridiculously talented can do and get a small window into how they process the world.
  • 1 0
 Ok great.....where is the drone gopro?
  • 1 0
 ok. so where and what is that amazing trail they are riding?
  • 2 0
 Rylo for me.
  • 1 0
 I love my rylo, the stabilization is flawless, footage looks nice and the app is so good and intuitive, it's also way more compact than a go pro fusion, the screen on a 360 camera is useless, you re-frame after how you want it. I had a go pro 3, battery life was a joke and I heard friends of mine buying hero 7 complaining about the same issue. I'll pass this one as well
  • 1 0
 4K @ 60PFS...Need a supercomputer to edit that footage :S
  • 1 0
 Will cost you about $1k USD to build such a rig.
  • 1 0
 humm starting to look like a 90s camcorder...
  • 1 0
 SD ERR
  • 1 0
 Goodbye Rylo.
  • 1 3
 its cool but $400 that to much and still havent fixt the go pro efect sory for bad spelling
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 Gopro effect isn't just on gopros... it's all cameras... it's 2D vs real life 3D... it can't be fixed.
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 Audio will still be sucky and the price is ridiculous
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 $399 is very reasonable.
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 @skycripp: 399 is not really reasonable
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 @mtb-scotland: And that is why they have the Hero7 Silver for 199, plus a 50 discount for trading in any old camera, for us normal people

The top end models have many features aimed at content creators who earn income with their footage and has an appropriately top end price
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 @showmethemountains: I use a hero 7 black for my channel it doesn't mean the price isn't ridiculous.
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 @mtb-scotland: not reasonable compared to what? The GoPro is an amazing camera.
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 Well the audio on the 7 was poor and given it’s been poor since the 5 I’m sceptical it’s going to be better although I hope I’m proved wrong. The reliability of the camera just switching off or not on needs to haven been sorted too. @Rubberelli:
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 @mtb-scotland: I guess I just don't see why $399 is unreasonable for the leading action camera on the market. It is literally the best option out there, and it costs less than a good set of mountain bike brakes. Perhaps you need to adjust your expectations.
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 @skycripp: costs more than a good set of moutain-bike brakes TBF
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 @mtb-scotland: SRAM Code RSC runs you $500.
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 @mtb-scotland: the microphone is superb as you don't get that wind battering noise when you're hauling ass. You can also distinctly hear wildlife while sitting still. The unit turns off because you have it set to turn off after a time (This is set by default when you get it), it also has a max file size (as all cameras do) and wont exceed that, but it is pretty long.
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 @skycripp: sorry you said a good set. my saints cost less than my hero 7 black

@Rubberelli I'm not talking about the auto-off feature I mean when you are recording and I'm also not talking about wind noise.
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 @mtb-scotland: well, what are you talking about then? Describe your symptoms.
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 @Rubberelli: This guy is just determined to bitch and be miserable.
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 @skycripp: While you may be right, I would guess he is using too slow of a SD card which will carsh the camera at some point and he probably thinks the mic should act like a condenser mic, as well as a shotgun mic built for action sports all in one, so he can narrate videos without buying a $600 lavalier.
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 @Rubberelli: yes because sandisk ultra cards are too slow
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 @mtb-scotland: the extreme pro write speed is 900% faster than an Ultra. Try and borrow one and see if your GoPro is still turning off/crashing unexpectedly.
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