Finally, GoPro has launched its much-awaited flagship action camera for this year, GoPro Hero 9 Black. GoPro Hero 9 Black is packed with a 23.6 MP sensor and supports 5K video recording. The device sports a bigger battery and offers enhanced stabilization than its predecessors. GoPro Hero 9 Black also comes with a number of available mods such as an ultra-wide Max Lens Mod, a Light Mod, a Display Mod, and a Media Mod.
GoPro has also added a new front color display in Hero 9 Black that delivers a live preview for easy framing. The rear touchscreen display is now a ‘new and improved’ one with a touch zoom feature. This feature provides fast and intuitive control to the user. Just like its previous generation, GoPro Hero 9 Black has a built-in flip-out mount on the bottom that lets users attach a wide array of accessories.
The company also integrated another wonderful feature dubbed ‘Hindsight’ that captures a video from 30 seconds before one presses the shutter button to start recording. This feature more or less is a copycat version of the ‘Live Photo’ feature found in Apple iPhones.
The Hero 9 Black offers 1080 pixel live streaming as part of a ‘Webcam Mode’ and HyperSmooth image stabilization for videos. Apart from these, it is waterproof up to 10 meters.
GoPro Hero 9 Black comes with a price tag of INR 49500 in India and will be available for sale from late October. In the US, the device is priced at the US $ 450. Interestingly, in the US, the company is offering it at just US $ 350 along with a bundled one-year subscription to its online services. In Indian currency, these roughly translates to INR 33,000 and INR 26,000. Both the prices are substantially lower than the price in India.
GoPro is also offering its action camera with an accessories bundle that includes a floating hand grip, a magnetic swivel clip, and a spare battery at the US $ 500. Users can opt to sign-up for the optional GoPro service to bring the price down to the US $ 400. In Indian currency, these roughly translates to INR 37,000 and INR 29,000.