GoPro Launches New Hero 9 with 5K Video & 2 Screens

Sep 16, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

The GoPro Hero 9 camera has been launched just 11 months after the Hero 8 was unveiled with a pack of new features and upgrades.

The GoPro Hero 9 will now shoot in 5K video, which is the highest resolution we've seen yet in a GoPro camera however it can also record in 4K, 2.7K, 1440p and 1080p. The camera can also capture up to 8x slow mo, or 240 fps. The camera now has a front screen as well as a rear screen, which GoPro says will help capture selfie angles. There's also a removable lens and the standard lens can be replaced by GoPro's Max Lens that widens the Field of View to 155° and has greater stabilization features.


The rest of the camera has seen a bunch of updates including 30% increased battery life, upgrades to Timewarp and Hypersmooth, more live streaming options and Hindisght - the ability to capture 30 seconds before you press the shutter.

The camera is available now and comes with a 32gb memory card. The camera costs $449.99 / £429.99 / AU$699.95, which is a bit more expensive than the Hero 8 Black's launch price. The camera can be purchased more cheaply alongside a GoPro subscription that gives unlimited cloud storage and a camera replacement service.

More info, here.


160 Comments

  • 324 22
 Cool tech, no doubt, but still dont totally understand filming my rides. I'll see dudes with GPs on their bars constantly filming and fiddling with them, what do they do with the footage?

"Hey honey, check out this rock drop, whoa so steep, pretty cool huh"

"that's nice...did you mow the lawn"
  • 75 1
 I owned a GoPro for a year and a half. I edited a few videos... value for me was capturing the memory of the trip. Snowboarding in Japan, etc.. Problem is the learning curve and time spent in editing just isn't worth it. One day they'll figure out how I as an average user can use a GoPro to film a weekend trip, and it automatically edits a quality video for me and sends it to my email the following Monday. At that point, it will make sense for people like me. Until then it makes sense for the tech enthusiasts, vloggers, pros
  • 33 1
 I never record rides except last weekend when I did an epic with a buddy. I uploaded the footage to my computer and discovered tons of old footage from rides past I forgot about. I realized I record for the memories.
  • 14 0
 Where do you ride? People usually take for granted their local trails - if your area is somewhat attractive, chances are the people you see filming their rides spent hours in a car to get to your trails - and they might not return for another year, or ever again. So why not capture some nice footage just for the memories...
  • 6 0
 I run across wildlife on occasion on my rides. There's been times where I've came up on a huge elk running down the single track in front of me, wish I woulda had a gopro for that.
  • 4 0
 @rburroughs4: thats why you hire someone like me Smile
  • 2 0
 @rburroughs4: Agree! Used to make some ride videos back in the day but the amount of time spent to edit/comment/add music whatever to produce something that probably no one but ourselves is likely to watch didn't make sense anymore. I think it's different if one has exceptional riding/skiing whatever skills or some exemplary location to make it interesting for others to watch but for the average Joe ....no! The Tech is pretty nice now however!
  • 19 2
 I record my rides, because i'm not getting any young; about to get the 5th 6th and 7th anchor in my hip. I need proof that one day I was active, did cool things. So my 4 year daughter will think im cool. Also I live in SoCal so I like to get footage to natural areas as they may burn down one day. But the best reason to record rides is to send to your buddies that have moved away from good riding. That will never get old.
  • 5 0
 The editing software blows and has always been the platform's Achilles heel.. It was useful/fun for me to record pre-Cofeve19 DH and DS practice & race runs but that's about it. I cannot remember to turn anything on or off here in my twilight years anyway.......suspension is Open full-time. Where are my readers?
  • 2 13
flag mi-bike (Sep 16, 2020 at 9:01) (Below Threshold)
 @49thbiker: spoken like a true warrior for ecosystem resilience! I will from now on use GP to save biodiversity in the Amazon!
  • 15 0
 I recently just changed my entire opinion on this topic! I suck at bikes so I do not record often, but the amount of raw wakeboard and snowboard footage I have saved is pretty absurd. I rarely will edit it or do anything with it. I really slowed down on bringing a go pro for this reason... then about 7 weeks ago I snapped my collar bone and have been laid up on the couch. I pulled out the laptop several times and had a blast looking at old footage and memories! in 30 years when I can't get as sendy, I will be very happy I have heaps of footage to look back on. Just don't be the guy that slows everyone down because you are constantly messing with a camera, that guy sucks.
  • 66 1
 Two words. Friday Fails.
  • 1 0
 @rburroughs4: an excellent point.

In terms of price, sub-£500 for an amazing bit of kit is really quite incredible. And when you look at what people are paying for other things in this industry, you'd have to assume that there's plenty of people who'd be happy to pay up...

...if they could get good use out of it. I'm the same as you, had a gopro but absolutely did not get the best use out of it. Make it more user friendly so people with limited knowledge/patience can get epic looking videos with ease and i think they'd welcome many jaded former owners back into their market (as well as newcomers).

I will shoulder part of the blame and accept that my mediocre footage had a lot to do with my mediocre riding (snow and dirt). You gotta give them something to work with i suppose.
  • 16 0
 It’s invaluable for racing. Filming practice runs allows you to spot potential line choices you don’t particularly see at speed. You can use it to “time” practice runs or sections to determine what is the fastest line or gauge progression throughout a practice session. I film every DH practice run and watch the footage in the lift ride up on my phone and make adjustments for the next run. Once my line is dialed I can use the footage to study after practice and commit to memory the exact line and braking and shift points a well as extra pedal strokes that I may be able to fit in come go time. For enduro where you may pre ride a stage 1-2x it’s pretty necessary to have some footage to study before race day.
  • 18 0
 Friday Fails.....
  • 4 0
 @slovenian6474: nailed it, I'm ordering one...
  • 2 0
 Basically matches my opinion. I will occasionally run a camera for fun riding. If I do, I make a short edit out of it to be Instagram friendly and that is it. Usually semi entertaining (but also short, of course). Only other time I run a camera is for my racing, but that is because a friend of mine uses footage from a couple of us and edits it together and has a mildly successful YT channel doing it. But even he is only doing it for fun, not trying to monetize it.
  • 7 0
 my gopro footage is all for me and my friends who were on the ride. when i upload the videos i have them unlisted on youtube and just share them with my buddies, and I also always film followcams. when im riding im so focused I don't really notice scenery or cool moments as much, and getting to sit back with a beer at the end of the day and re watch the ride is great. the followcam footage is great too, being able to watch yourself ride is really helpful for improvement. i learned whips after seeing a follow cam of me riding jumps for the first time and getting a good handle on what i was doing wrong. once dh racing starts up again i'll also be using my gopro footage as a way to help memorize the track after hours and look for lines. its a really useful tool for biking but you dont need 5k or two screens or whatever to accomplish all of this so I dont care much for this upgrade.
  • 2 2
 I mean, if your into filming and making videos like I am, this is insane. Even with my Hero 8 black I can use it for vlogging, interviews, riding footage. Just by switching through the different vid profiles you can have one camera that can shoot cinematic 3rd person, stabilized superview POV, and slap a media mod on it and an external mic and boom it's a vlogging camera. I make all my vids on a gopro and the 8 was a game changer and I'm hoping this is even better... Here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQTdNfeJc5ZLlPYscQ2jaA?view_as=subscriber
  • 3 0
 Same reason you take pictures. For memories and sharing them with folks who weren't there to enjoy it. To share your local trails. To show your family and friends, etc.
  • 7 0
 There is value in filming your boring rides. Upload them to Trail Forks. Most of the time I just want to preview a trail to see if it’s worth riding without any weird edits or music on the videos. Just give me a simple POV of the trail.
  • 2 0
 how else are we getting friday fails?
  • 2 0
 @MrGouda: While I semi agree, it seems every third person at Skypark (a pretty tame local bike park) has a camera. The park is VERY well documented. Same for Snow Summit.

Though, others are right about saving memories or fails. And I guess some of the videos I do save are probably just for future use so I can say "See! I used to be an okay rider!"
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: what are you talking about ?
  • 2 0
 Not just for filming rides. Action cameras take great photos. I mainly use an action camera as a travel camera to take photos. They are so small and easier to use than my phone camera when trekking.
  • 3 0
 @JSTootell: Not all parks are that well documented, especially in full trail format which is needed for race studying.
  • 1 0
 same reason we have facebook. To share stuff
  • 1 0
 Its nice to have footage of your own riding so you can improve it.
  • 2 0
 @slovenian6474: There's all these people talking about preserving footage of earth while its still beautiful and then theres you.....a true legend and my favorite person in this comment section, a true admirer of the arts Wink
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: Lmfao....ecosystem resilience....please tell me that was just a joke...
  • 3 0
 @pkrides: If you're not really good, the most interesting gopro footage you can get is being really bad.
  • 1 0
 @rburroughs4: The gopro quik app takes your footage and makes something with it but for now, us humans make better edits than computers.
  • 2 0
 @Mattysville: totally see what your saying, but I'm kinda in the opposite camp, learning to read trails blind is a learned skillset that comes in handy if doing any blind format racing or if you dont have time for a pre-ride, let alone simply shredding a new trail...

When I see vids of guys like Sam Hill do a hot lap and almost get the KOM on a trail he's only seen once in person, no vid, it points to how valuable trail reading acumen is. None of us are Sam, of course...

It's a balance obviously, many of the pro enduro guys do it but they are also ace at riding trails blind too.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, I film new rides or rides I think will be worth it. Otherwise, it gets distracting to always be recording unless you really want to be on Friday Fails.
  • 1 0
 @slovenian6474: That's the beauty of it...the sad thing is they're so damn expensive...imagine if everyone had one
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same as you, like except if you are a pro rider, who care of your camera, then I arrived in a new areas and check the POV video and it really helped me to choose if I want to go to this bikepark or not
  • 1 0
 I almost run over a snake once. Scared me more than the snake
@Bro-LanDog:
  • 1 4
 @pkrides A joke, yes. I found @49thbiker comment that he liked to "get footage [of] natural areas as they may burn down one day" a bit funny. (Of course, not the burning down part.)

I tried to build on his idea and will now use my GoPro to document the biodiversity in the Amazon on my daily rides there (as this too may one day have disappeared completely). It gives me a warm feeling inside to know that I will now be able to do something tangible and meaningful for mankind, not to speak my young son! He will inherit a better place. All thanks to GoPro.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: I guarantee you that the forests of the amazon and all that live inside it will be there long after everyone of us are dead. But I admire you for doing what you think is good even though I see it differently than you do but I would just say do what makes you happy or what makes you feel good.
  • 1 0
 Winning the tour x2 and my favorite comment of the day.
  • 1 0
 @rburroughs4: actually, the Gopro app QUIK almost automatically edit your videos Smile
I used other editors before, but i'm not a pro, and spent some time just for learning how to edit simple videos.
Just gave up.
And then i found the QUIK, by gopro. I just record my rides, choose some highlights moments, connect my phone to gopro, and QUIK automatically edit a nice video for you to share with your friends or family. Nothing professional, but the time you save from editing...you can use it on the bike Wink
  • 2 0
 I thought recording your rides was just for making cool moving backgrounds in Zoom and Teams meetings. Smile
  • 2 0
 @MrGouda: I tag trailforks in youtube vids description that way if people are searching trailforks they find the video to go alone with the trail
  • 1 0
 @rburroughs4: the GoPro Quik app might be of help to you. Pretty user friendly and makes simple quick videos
  • 1 0
 @rburroughs4: Go check out Chop Shop. They cut videos for you at a reasonable price.
  • 1 0
 I never used to bother until I had an accident that I couldn't remember having and nobody saw it happen. After that, I've always worn a GoPro on all my rides. I have occasionally put together some Youtube videos but I mostly save the crashes Smile
@gcrider I DID run over a big brown snake in the You Yangs once! I looked away from the fire road to say something, looked back, and there was a 150cm brown snake slithering across in front of me. You bet I screamed haha. Thankfully the snake seemed okay, it flinched and slithered into the bushes. I hope it's still around haunting the park.
  • 58 0
 I really wish they kept the session. A modern session with stabilization would be sick.
  • 7 0
 I would but that. Still holding onto my Hero5 Session. Wish it had better smoothing though.
  • 4 0
 Probably the only thing that could get me to upgrade from my Hero 3. I don't have the time/motivation to do sick edits, I just occasionally want a quick clip for the 'gram. A tiny 1080p camera with good stabilization at a reasonable price is worth it, otherwise I'll just stick with what I've got.
  • 2 0
 I have a Session and a 7 Black. I think I like them equally. Some things the Session just does better. One of those things is carrying it with me when I am running and hiking for taking pictures. Leave the phone in the car but still get some good enough photos.
  • 3 0
 100%. I don't need 2 screens. I'd rather have a small fit and forget setup with stabilisation, minus the cost of said scratch-magnet screens.
  • 36 2
 5k!? I don't need to count ants on the ground while reviewing footy.
  • 20 0
 My videographer buddy records in 8k for (essentially) YouTube videos. When I asked WHY??!?? He said so that he can zoom into the shot in post and basically do whatever he wants in editing and still maintain full 4k/1080 resolution. And now I get it.
  • 1 0
 Kinda seems better than a flat cobblestone track we're watching most of the time isn't it? Big Grin
  • 5 0
 @wako29: That's exactly why you film in greater resolution than your output. Makes editing far easier and can make up for some less than perfect shots.
  • 1 0
 @wako29: understand, but does anyone actually do that with gopro footy? Or just when something is super tiny maybe
  • 3 0
 Because downgrading from 5k to 1080 or 1440p makes the footage look more clear
  • 11 1
 "It's 1k greater, for when we need that little extra push over the cliff, we have 1 more"
"yeah, but why not stick to the standard and improve upon the 4k technology?"
".... but this one goes to 5k."
  • 1 0
 but think about how great it will look on my phone or 1080p desktop monitor!
  • 4 3
 And then you drop it on youtube and it looks like it was filmed with a potato. At least for me. Maybe you have to pay to have better quality?
  • 1 4
 Yeah but now people will think that they need to buy a 5k or 8k TV, even when thats literally beyond the resolution the human eye can perceive. #SMH
  • 1 0
 My PC would never handle such res. I am using good old 1080p and it works for me. What is really annoying is YT compression basically forces you to record in higher res because otherwise it looks crappy.
  • 2 0
 @lbsteinm: thank you. I love that scene.
  • 1 0
 I have a 1080p screen at home and I watch youtube videos in the 4k setting on it all the time. The bitrate is way higher and the image is so much more detailed. It's super noticeable on trail riding footage where the foliage turns into a blocky, blurry mess in 1080p.
As it was mentioned already 4-5k is also very nice for framing and downsampling.

Personally I don't miss the days when most (consumer grade) cameras could only record low bitrate 1080p.
  • 1 0
 @Timo82: this is true, and really pissed me off. Its seems unless you film and upload in 4k, YouTube uses a different compression setting for the upload looks like crap. I have experimented and the quality is much better even when comparing 1080 footage that was uploaded in 4k.
  • 1 0
 @mr636: Ok thanks! I can't film and edit in 4K and didn't want to invest for that because anyway, once on youtube, quality was shitty.... Maybe I'll try it then!
  • 19 0
 Just glanced at the terms for their cloud automatic backup, which weirdly is offered at $100 discount off camera, instead of addition.
In the terms and conditions, it mentions that GoPro has unlimited rights to use any of your own footage however they choose.
That's an insane loss of your legal control of your own photographed footage, and an insane breach of privacy.
Even though we're kind of getting used to stuff similar, this is pretty absurd.
Even if the backup has some value, that's just a disgusting tradeoff of privacy and ownership. Not that almost any footage will be of value to them, except in selling all the possible marketing information from your footage and locations they can, still--. I'm going to try to be videoing without 1984ing, and so no subscription. There is going to be some big backlash to all this tracking and privacy loss accepted insanity.
  • 3 0
 I don't like the sounds of that. I couldn't find it on the website, can you post a link to where it says that?
  • 2 2
 They can write that but if you sue them they will lose. Copyright is a law that's there for a reason and they can't change laws by writing it in their terms and conditions.

Imagine a rental contract would write "in this house you're allowed to murder people", do you really think the judge will say "okay, then it's fine, you go free."?

The law always stands above contracts.
  • 1 0
 This is crazy... and this needs to be seen! The first thing I thought, was shit, with 5k videos, you need to buy 5 extra hardrives to keep your footage, so many people will default to the online storage by ease.
  • 1 0
 @Mattin: Laws are different in different nations. Your murder example mixes two different forms of law in the U.S., criminal and civil. If it is an issue solely within the domain of civil law, what GoPro created is a contract of coercion, which is entirely legal. I can't say GoPro will win, but I don't think it would be worth anyone's time to fight it (I'm also assuming you give away your right to sue and must go to arbitration).
  • 17 2
 I’m impressed. Take my money. Can’t believe they can load that much tech in such a small package.
  • 1 0
 well its not that small, I just saw the comparison between 7, 8 and 9. Its huuuuge (but anyway small by general standards).
  • 2 0
 I've been working in TV production for 25 years. Gopro is easily the greatest video camera that has ever existed. It does a number of things no other camera has ever been able to do but filmmakers have wished to do for decades. Want to see what it's like to be eaten by a shark? It will cost you $400. Want to film narration while skydiving? GoPro has an amazing microphone designed to do just that. Want to have a baseball POV being hit by a bat? Now you can even film in 5k. Just to buy a camera that can do that right now is going to probably cost you upwards if $10k. And then there is the 240fps...
  • 14 0
 "Lets put 2 screens on it"
"Why?"
"I don't know. Why not?"
  • 3 0
 Still waiting for the version with 3 screens.
  • 1 0
 @Mattin: i got a Session 4 i never use. I'll be back when it has two screens on each side, so i can compare good footage with my pathetic footage right on the trail.
  • 2 1
 It's easier to position when you have playback on both sides especially when it's put in a tight spot in which the rear screen is not accessible. That's why.
  • 11 0
 "'Because it's the Hero MTB deserves, but not the one it needs.."
  • 3 0
 I’ll stick with my Hero 7 Black for now I think. In the meantime, maybe GoPro need to work on improving or upgrading their level of customer service for those who buy direct from them.
When I ordered my Hero 7, I traded in a Hero 5 to get £100 off. They still charged me full price, only taking off the discount when I contacted them to enquire where the camera was.....they’d sent it to Canada....I’m in the UK!
They sent me a free chesty mount by way of apology and sent that to Kazakhstan!!
Yes, it’s true.
  • 3 0
 Wonder how bad the battery will be like on this one. My partners GoPro 8 is ridiculously bad and puts me off upgrading from my old session that lasts all day, just doesn’t have the video quality.
  • 3 0
 video says 30% more battery life. So who knows.
  • 7 0
 @slovenian6474: a few minutes more then ;-)
  • 3 0
 @Gilly009: 30% of a few minutes!
  • 1 0
 I have Session 5 and had 7 & 8 Blacks. Session's battery is good for about 1h45m of 1080p video... and 7 & 8 were on par, if not slightly better with that resolution. That is until you enable stabilization and go 4k... that'd be 30-40min for you boy. Fortunately - you can swap batteries
  • 2 0
 Advertising the hero 8 with a display mood that has never been available just to launch a new camera with a different mod? This is a joke.

Also, the Hero 8 is not better than the 7 due to the same processor. The 9 has the same. You can guess how the video quality is going to be like. Get the 7 at a huge discount and be happy.
  • 1 0
 This is why I will stick to 7B and wait for 10 hopefully they will squeeze the size a bit and change the processor which can make a good set with this new 20MP sensor.
  • 4 0
 hope the software is better, i returned my 7 cos it kept crashing and losing footage but this does look awesome
  • 4 0
 Hero Session still best for MTB IMO...mounting those massive ones on your helmet stinks.
  • 1 0
 I have GoPro 4 and it still working, no matter what I did to camera it is unbreakable, probably will upgrade with trade up offer from them!

Love their cameras, actually I'm not using for mtb at all, however surfing, ski, divin, kids - best product to capture moments;
  • 3 1
 Uhhhh did anyone else read that correctly? "Hindsight" can record 30 seconds before the shutter is pressed. That like, sooooorta means it's always watching. So what else is new in 2020 y'all?
  • 1 0
 Oh neat!!! It comes with a 32gb memory card!!! That's good for what?... 30 seconds of video at 5k resolution? Lol. I honestly don't own a device that will do 5k, in fact I think my eyesight is probably 720p these days.... A little grainy, but I get the overall idea of what's going on.
  • 1 0
 Maybe with the front screen it’ll be easier to tell when it’s shut itself off randomly.

My Hero 7 Black has great video quality...when it works. Customer service is horrible. I won’t be buying anything else from GoPro.
  • 1 0
 I bet those who bought a hero 8 are unhappy. I have a hero 6 and its enough but tbh never gets used. The same issues remain: the trail features are flattenned and the sense of speed isnt there and the pre-packaged software is terrible and glitchy, the batteries still run flat in the unit etc. And go pro hasnt worked out that its market doesnt need 4k or 5k but is happy with HD. Their recent focus on usability is good but if they focussed more on making a solid product and interface they might make a few more repeat sales.
  • 2 1
 Nice, bit disappointing they are still on the 3 year old GP1 processor however. I have the same one in my hero 7, which I love, but it does run very hot and the UI is pretty slow. Not enough for me to upgrade this time...
  • 4 0
 I have a Hero 8 and still think the Hero 7 is the best bang for the buck.
  • 3 0
 Just picked up a hero 7 black. Would have went 8 but didn't like how you couldn't change the lense as easily. 7 is a great value.
  • 3 0
 Agreed. The hero 7 is great.
  • 1 0
 @hardtailparty: Mind freezes up pretty much every time I use it. Super frustrating. Other than that it is excellent.
  • 1 0
 I have a Hero 5 black. The batteries overheat constantly. Its a paperweight basically. Anyone have any fixes for this problem? My SJCAM that costs 1/5 as much is a much better camera.
  • 1 0
 Im using my Hero 5 on nearly every ride and never had a problem with it...
  • 1 1
 Wow another update but still lacking what we need to get 'better quality' footage out of these devices:
-Better low light performance. Recording in the woods on even a mildly cloudy day (Hero8 Black) still yields poor quality and lowers ability of stabilization to perform properly.
-Higher recording bitrates. With that compression algorithm they're using we'll need to be in the 200mbits/sec range to maintain more detail in the images.
  • 4 0
 I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the 8 Black in dark woods. The recording bitrate is also absolutely fine im my opinion, the poor bitrate of online video platforms is much more of a problem I think...
  • 2 0
 @jzPV: Hero 8 are virtually the same when it comes to picture quality as they have the same hardware. There’s no difference whatsoever in low light. I have tested both side by side. They both suck in low light.

What I’m mad about is that they advertise the Hero 8 with the media mod and never manage to produce it. Now there’s a new camera already.
  • 1 0
 @jzPV: Hero 7 and 8
  • 1 0
 @jzPV: I come from a professional video background. The low light in darker woods is not good, nor is the bitrate high enough to show all the detail in high motion activities (in complex visual scenarios like woods). Also, in low light the stabilization fails to work correctly on the 8 black. This is a known limitation. It is not the bitrate of online platforms alone, I'm looking at the raw file. Yes, the files are completely acceptable for general consumers playing around with recording rides who don't know any better. I do, so it is unfortunate that they haven't improved low-light in 2 generations (apparently) and continue to ship without pro option of much higher bit rate.
  • 1 0
 @btjenki: The camera would need a bigger sensor which in turn would make it bigger. Not good for an action cam. With a lot of tinkering you can get at least some better stabilization in low light conditions but it's far from satisfying.
  • 2 0
 5k, so does that mean you then have to buy a new laptop and TV that supports that format for you to be able enjoy your ride footage in all it's 5k glory?
  • 1 0
 I have a hero 3 with less than 10 hours of use. Cant be bothered to edit etc... An auto edit function would be awesome as someone else pointed out. Then would be worth the upgrade.
  • 1 0
 They need to start releasing new models when they have actual across the board improvements to make, and not go with the Madden style "change shit around a little" every single year.
  • 1 0
 Can't wait for the GoPro Hero 9 Plus, 10, 10 plus, 10 pro, 10 XS Max, and then the Hero 20 E, 20 Ultra, 20 XR limited edition... In the next coming few years... This is getting beyond a Joke Lmao...
  • 1 0
 With the new ability to change lenses i finally wouldn't mind spending $400+ dollars on a GoPro. I would definitely use it more than my Hero 3.
  • 2 0
 Sheesh, im still using the 1st gen....
  • 3 0
 still better than me
  • 3 0
 First gen 720p squad!
  • 1 0
 I've got a hero 3 black. It does 1080p 60FPS, what more do you need. Most PC and TV and phone screens are 60Hz so really no point going higher than 60FPS unless you plan on slowing the footage down. The only thing I would upgrade for is better battery and stabilisation built in.
  • 2 0
 @melonhead1145: the stabilization is a big upgrade
  • 1 0
 @asmtb: I think it would be. Running on top of the helmet really distorts the perspective, but keeps it relatively stable, running as a chest cam gives much better perspective but its just too bumpy to watch
  • 1 0
 But will the MAX app allow you to still aim the footage. That's the real question.
  • 1 0
 With which cameras have they made this Video? Because you can see a big difference in quality even here in the Video.
  • 1 0
 magic of post prod done by pros Smile
  • 1 0
 7 minute abs. Unless of course someone comes up with 5k. Step into my office.
  • 2 0
 It’s the perfect time to grab a Hero 8 Black
  • 3 0
 Or hero 7 black like I just did haha.
  • 1 0
 @chaynech1:

Decent! Yeah I’m rocking the 2018 Hero and need some hypersmooth in my life
  • 1 0
 Im excited for this one. My hero 7 black has been bulletproof. Its pretty amazing what these things will do for the price.
  • 2 0
 Just got an 8 eh. Thank you GoPro.
  • 1 0
 i mean it has had leaks for the past 5 months and they release a new cam each year so its on really
  • 1 0
 A motion sensor that turns it on like a game camera would be a cool feature...
  • 1 0
 Wish they would put out better software for PC and Mac desktop. Gopro 9 just aint that appealing.
  • 1 1
 I record nearly every ride just in case something happens. You never know when you might need proof! If nothing interesting happens I just erase it
  • 2 0
 Good, Hero 8 and accessory price drop coming.
  • 1 0
 For me, the best feature is bringing back replaceable lens. No more throwing away a whole GoPro if getting a cracked lens.
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 They 100% could have done it with the 8, but that would have made selling 9's harder so they didn't.
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 @baxter-rides-a-banshee: i didn't know they didn't teach how to spell in new Zealand
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 Everyone knows having a GoPro is for Friday Fails.....
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 Friday Fails in 5k? ok ok ok
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 GoPro and YouTube put action sports on the map. Most people had no idea what actions sports were before GoPro and YouTube.
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 ...my dude are you like 15 years old? The entire world has known about "action sports" since the late 80's/early 90's. No YouTube or GoPro had anything to do with that. Magazines, VCR tapes, traveling, TV coverage, etc... What are you talking about!?
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 @NYShred: My dude, I'm sure I have been into action sports (MTB, snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding) longer than you have been living. Action sports have gotten exponentially more popular since GoPro and YouTube in mid 2000s. Maybe you should go hiking and trolling somewhere else.Wink
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 Corn chips; you have no idea. Keep on keeping up with all those twits and face-stagrams. GoPro and YouTube have done nothing for anyone or anything of substance.
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 @NYShred: I'd bet money you are on YouTube and Instagram all the time.Wink Also, since when do NYers actually mountain bike? NYers only hike and SUP boarding. Lmao!!Smile
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 @NYShred: What is corn chips? Some cryptic code for someone or something?
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 GoPro Hero 8 buyers:
"Damn boii here we go again!"
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 I still record at 720p and I m fine with it. Long Live Hero 3.
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 I only use VHS, doing fine
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 I use a potato
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 @mi-bike: did you read what these guys said? So do they
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