New HERO10 Black: How Good Can GoPro Get?

The new HERO10 Black from GoPro out today steps things up on all fronts thanks to the high-performance GP2 processor – their first major upgrade there since 2017.

It also begs the question how good can GoPro get?

We have had and are having so much fun getting so much out of a series of previous models shared out among our tester crew.

The young tech-savvy crew have been having a ball, and slower-on-the-tech-uptake old crew have too.

Combined with GoPro’s Quik App you can do so much, mostly easily, already. From today be ready to do more. We’ll have full test report/review after we get one in the hands of our team.

Testing HERO10 black on the glaciers in Europe
How sharp is that? Sven Thorgren testing HERO10 Black on the glaciers in Europe © GoPro

Meantime, here’s what GoPro have to say:

Speed and ease come together in the most powerful GoPro ever—HERO10 Black. It upholds the award-winning GoPro standards for rugged durability, adds a new lens cover, and revs up the power with the revolutionary new GP2 processor to deliver twice the performance as its predecessor, GP1.

Frame rates are doubled when compared to HERO9 Black and now reach 5.3K60 and 4K120. Photos are captured at an incredibly detailed 23MP. There’s 8x slo-mo at 2.7K, or you can grab up to 19.6MP stills from 5K 4:3 video. 

The new processor also enables HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation, setting a new bar once again and all but ensuring HERO10 Black captures the smoothest shake-free video you’ve ever seen from any camera, regardless of price.

For several years now we have been amazed at the quality of stills of GoPros. Just pull out a frame and get an amazing action shot for print too. In fact, the quality has been so good that a lot of previous SLR work has been ditched for on-the-fly videos and edits, which makes a shooting day faster and more fun.

Steve Leeder snapped this of himself dropping into Anderson’s Crags during lockdown on his GoPro MAX © Steve Leeder

HERO10 is also cloud connected—when plugged in to charge, the camera will automatically upload recently captured footage to your GoPro cloud account. This feature, along with unlimited cloud backup of your GoPro footage at original quality, is available for GoPro subscribers for $69.99 AUD annually or $7.49 AUD a month.

HERO10 Black’s all-new GP2 processor combines with an ultra-high resolution 23.6 megapixel sensor to enable shockingly life-like image quality. The camera’s highest video resolution of 5.3K delivers 91% more resolution than 4K and 665% more resolution than 1080p HD at an impressive 60 frames per second—allowing for fluid playback and 2X slow motion. 4K video can be captured at 120 frames per second (4X slow motion) and 2.7K video can be captured at 240frames per second (8X slow motion).

The new GP2 processor also enables improved video algorithms featuring local tone mapping (LTM) and 3D noise reduction (3DNR) that capture finer detail, more realistic textures and better contrast—even in low light.

In addition to 23 megapixel photos, HERO10 Black enables 19.6 megapixel video stills to be pulled from 5K 4:3 video and 15.8 megapixel video stills from 60-frames-per-second 5.3K video—ideal for capturing amazing still images of sports and fast-paced activities.

GoPro’s shockingly good in-camera video stabilisation gets an upgrade to HyperSmooth 4.0, ensuring that HERO10 Black smooths out even your most shake-ladened experiences. The camera’s in-camera horizon leveling feature benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45° in high-performance settings, up from 27°, helping even your most chaotic video footage look professionally smooth and steady.

Faster Uploads of your content

HERO10 Black offers three ways to conveniently access your photos and videos, including:

● Auto uploading your most recent footage to your GoPro cloud account while the camera

is charging

● Wireless offloading from the camera to the Quik app at speeds up to 30% faster with

HERO10 Black

● A new USB wired offload option that transfers content from the camera to the Quik

app on your phone at speeds up to 50% faster than wireless

Get HERO10 now

HERO10 Black is available now for $599.95 AUD with an included one-year GoPro Subscription or $749.95 AUD without a subscription. Existing GoPro subscribers can purchase HERO10 Black at the lower $599.95 AUD price on GoPro.com.

Sky Brown in the park captured on GoPro's new HERO10 Black
Nobody skates like Sky Brown © GoPro

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