GoPro releases new HERO9 Black

San Francisco: With this new GoPro9, you’ll find a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20-megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon levelling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% 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 retails for an MSRP of $449.99, or $349.98 with a one-year subscription to GoPro.

Existing GoPro subscribers can also take advantage of the $349.98 pricing at GoPro.com.

“HERO9 Black reflects our commitment to delivering what our customers have been asking for, including more value for their money,” says GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. “HERO9 Black is a beast of a product, and GoPro subscribers can get it for $100 off 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.”

And there’s one more announcement, too, and this is perhaps the most exciting in the long run: We’re eliminating plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and adding value. HERO9 Black will come in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories. It doesn’t stop there, either; this is an initiative we will be implementing to all GoPro cameras in the future!

“Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us,” Woodman says. “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.”

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HERO9 Black Features:

  • New Image Sensor
  • Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more 
  • Photo: 20MP 
  • New 1.4” front colour 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 levelling
  • TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed 
  • 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
  • Three 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

The All-New Max Lens Mod for HERO9 Black

The all-new Max Lens Mod ($99.99), also announced today, brings unbreakable Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView to HERO9 Black at up to 2.7K60 resolution. Max Lens Mod also allows for horizon lock even when the camera is rotated a full 360°. This enables mind-blowing creative versatility for social media producers, film and television professionals and weekend warriors, alike.

The full list of HERO9 Black-compatible Mods also includes the Media Mod for HERO9 Black ($79.99), now with a removable foam windscreen; Display Mod ($79.99); and Light Mod ($49.99).

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Max Lens Mod will be available globally starting in October 2020. The Media Mod for HERO9 Black will be available beginning Sept. 16. The Display and Light Mods are currently available on GoPro.com.

HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge Starts Now!

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 $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.

Starting today, 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, Dec. 4.

Global Availability 

HERO9 Black is on sale internationally starting today on GoPro.com and at select retailers around the world. The camera retails for $449.99 MSRP or on GoPro.com for $349.98 with the purchase of a one-year subscription to GoPro. Existing GoPro subscribers can also take advantage of the $349.98 pricing at GoPro.com.

HERO9 Black joins GoPro MAX at $499.99 MSRP, or $399.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription; HERO8 Black at $349.99 MSRP, or $299.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription; and HERO7 Black at $249.99 MSRP to round out the full 2020 GoPro Lineup.

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