GoPro announced its new camera, HERO9 Black—featuring “more everything”—including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30 percent more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black. HERO9 Black will be available in India from late October with a price point of Rs 49,500.
GoPro also shared that it has eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.
“HERO9 Black is a beast of a product. And, reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us. We’re excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we’re committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO.
The HERO9 Black features a new image sensor, a new 1.4-inch front colour display with live preview and status modes, a larger 2.27-inch rear touch display with touch zoom. It also has a 30 percent more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold-weather performance and removable, rechargeable battery. The TimeWarp 3.0 features Real Speed and Half Speed, 1080p Live Streaming as well as 1080p Webcam mode. As far as Power Tools are concerned, the Hero9 Black HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture tools. It also supports voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents along with 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction. The larger speaker for improved audio playback, removable lens cover, built-in folding mounting fingers. The device is compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod.
The All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black, which costs Rs 10,500, brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black camera at up to 2.7K60 resolution. Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360-degree. This enables mind-blowing creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals, and weekend warriors, alike. HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also include the Media Mod for HERO9 Black (Rs 8,400), now with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod (Rs 6,900); and Light Mod (Rs 4,700).
Max Lens Mod will be available globally starting in October 2020. The Media Mod for HERO9 Black and Display Mod will be available starting Sept. 16. The Light Mod is currently available on GoPro.com as well as at select retailers.
Moreover, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera for the third year in a row. Available exclusively to owners of HERO9 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of USD$1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are chosen for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2020.
Also, HERO9 Black users are invited to capture and submit their video clips for consideration to the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge on GoPro.com/Awards. Submissions close on Friday, December 4.
As far as the availability is concerned, the HERO9 Black is on sale internationally starting today on GoPro.com and will be on sale in India at select retail partners from late October (Amazon, Flipkart, Chroma and select imaging stores). HERO9 Black joins GoPro MAX, HERO8 Black and HERO7 Black to round out the full 2020 GoPro Lineup.
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