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New GoPro Hero9 Black leaves Hero8 in its wake


We have all come to know and love the signature fisheye lens that makes your weekend catch on the water look twice its size—thank you GoPro. If you haven’t already heard, the new Hero9 Black has just dropped and without diving deep into the specs, the front-facing and back display is shouting EPIC.

Let’s take a closer look at the numbers to cut through what features leave the Hero8 Black in its wake. This is the first GoPro to shoot 5k video and 20MP photos. This resolution capability rivals that of an entry-level DSLR camera. The battery life has also increased by 30% and it’s fitted out with “HyperSmooth 3.0”; a new and improved video stabilisation system.

Other Need to Know Specs

  • The battery has been further optimised for colder climates
  • RAW photo capability for post-editing
  • Waterproof to 10 metres
  • 3 microphones with wind-noise reduction
  • New 1.4” front colour display with live preview 
  • 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom

    Bottom line, you can snag one for AU$599.

    If you’re already rocking the Hero8 Black you may not be able to justify the expense. But for those still championing a 7,6,5 or below, upgrading to the new Hero9 Black will give you a big edge when bragging to your mates about the weekend’s adventure.
Matthew Charlesworth There's no place like home–slowly exploring Australia's vast and diverse landscape. Matt is happiest when he's on a surfboard or lost in the Victorian High Country.