- The Hero 8 Black features a new design and improved interface
- The GoPro Max is an action and 360-degree camera, all in one
- Both will go on sale in October. The mods will arrive in December
Popular action camera maker GoPro has launched its brand new set of action cameras for 2019. The main one is the Hero 8 Black, the successor to the Hero 7 Black, which features a new frameless design with inbuilt mounting fingers; the ability to add mods; and improved HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilisation for even more fluid footage. The Hero 8 Black will be available from October 20 for a price of Rs. 36,500. This time, GoPro isn’t launching a Hero 8 Silver or Hero 8 White version of the camera, like it did last year. The mods for the Hero 8 will be available for pre-order in December. These include the Light Mod for $49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,540); Display Mod for $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,680), and a Media Mod for $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,680).
The second camera is the long-awaited upgrade to the GoPro Fusion, now simply called GoPro Max. Like the Hero 8 Black, this too has foldable mounting finders, dual lenses for 360 video and photo capture and 360-degree audio capture thanks to the presence of six microphones. But rather than being a one-trick pony, like the Fusion, the GoPro Max also allows you to use a single lens at a time, so it can be used as a traditional action camera or a 360-degree camera, depending on the activity you’re doing. The GoPro Max will go on sale late on October 24 for a price of Rs. 47,000.