Need another hero? GoPro’s new HERO9 Black rocks!

Coming in $200 cheaper than the mighty GoPro MAX, the new GoPro HERO9 Black builds upon the success of its predecessors and introduces a number of significant additions, including 5K Video, 20MP Photos and HyperSmooth 3.0 Video Stabilisation.

The new camera also features TimeWarp 3.0, which auto adjusts to your speed and can be slowed to real time with a tap – perfect for hyperlapse-style videos with unparalleled stabilisation.

GoPro HERO9 Black underwater view
Watch out for selfie-bombing Occys .. © GoPro

Aesthetically, it features a streamlined design including larger rear-display and front-facing display, while it boast 30% longer battery life. GoPro has also 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! Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us, and we’re excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging” says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO.

Front screen view

HERO9 Black​ is available in Australia starting today through GoPro.com and select retailers for RRP AUD $699.95 or as a super special incentive to get on board only $559 with a one year subscription.

GoPro also shared that it has updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand’s product experience.

“HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money,” said Woodman. “HERO9 Black is a beast of a product, and GoPro subscribers can get an exclusive offer at GoPro.com while also enjoying unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro footage, up to 50% on everything at GoPro.com and no-questions-asked camera replacement. And we’re not done, with more value adds coming to GoPro subscribers later this year.”
GoPro has also 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 Million Dollar Challenge
For the third year in a row, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. Open 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.

GoPro HERO9 Black back display
Back display view

HERO9 Black Specs:

● New Image Sensor
● Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
● Photo: 20MP
● New 1.4” front color display with live preview and status modes
● Larger 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom
● 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold weather performance
● Removable, rechargeable battery
● HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling

● 1080p Live Streaming
● 1080p Webcam mode
● Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
● SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
● RAW photos
● Digital lenses
● Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
● 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
● Stereo + RAW audio
● Larger speaker for improved audio playback
● Removable lens cover
● Built-in folding mounting fingers
● Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
● Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9 Black

Subscribing to GoPro

The​ ​GoPro subscription service​ delivers the best value and end-to-end experience to GoPro users. GoPro subscribers benefit from no-questions-asked camera replacement; unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro photos and video at original quality; enhanced live streaming to GoPro.com​ with fewer restrictions than other live streaming services; up to 50% on mounts and accessories at ​GoPro.com​, including the brand-new ​lineup of GoPro Lifestyle Gear​; plus, up to $100 savings on new camera purchases.
The​ ​GoPro subscription​ is available for AUD$69.99 annually or AUD$7.49/month.

GoPro MAX view at Blue Lake © Steve Leeder