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GoPro launches the Hero 8 Black and GoPro MAX


GoPro launches the Hero 8 Black and GoPro MAX

Available from this month.

GoPro has launched the Hero 8 Black action camera which introduces some epic upgrades.

Hero 8 Black comes with HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization—dramatically improved stabilization over HyperSmooth 1.0. The new HyperSmooth 2.0 also works in all resolutions and frame rates

Also new, TimeWarp 2.0 features automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping. HERO8 Black sports four digital lenses to easily select a field of view, improved audio with enhanced wind suppression, customizable mode presets and a lighter, frameless design featuring folding mounting fingers.



There are also Mods which are modular accessories that deck Hero 8 Black out with professional-grade audio, a front-facing display and enhanced lighting. For those seeking the additional performance, Mods enable users to transform their HERO8 Black into a production powerhouse.

Here are the Key Features:

– Hero 8 Black Mods: Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined with quick-loading accessories that bring flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more to Hero 8 Black

– Digital Lenses: Toggle between Narrow, Linear, Wide and SuperView

– LiveBurst: Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect 12MP photo or share an awesome 4K 4:3 video

– Pro-Quality 4K60 + 1080p240 Video: Stunning video resolution, with studio-quality bit rate options of up to 100Mbps, and 8x slo-mo ultra-high frame rate 1080p240 video

– RAW in All Photo Modes: RAW mode delivers the most flexibility and is now available for time lapse and burst photos

– Night Lapse Video: Shoot awesome time lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, 1440p or 1080p, all processed in-camera

– Live Streaming in 1080p

– Transfer to Phone: Your photos and videos transfer automatically when connected to the GoPro App for on-the-go sharing


Here’s a quick look at the Hero 8 Black:



And the GoPro MAX:

This release also comes with GoPro MAX, a dual lens GoPro camera that maxes out on versatility—it’s like having three cameras in one. Use MAX as a waterproof, maximum-stabilized single lens HERO camera, dual lens 360 camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities.


Here’s a quick look at the GoPro MAX:

MAX delivers next-level, unbreakable video stabilization with Max HyperSmooth and features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView—GoPro’s widest field of view ever. This includes an in-camera 360 video and photo stitching plus keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app.

The Hero 8 Black is priced at R7 989 and the GoPro MAX at R9 989 – both available from 15 October.


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