4K video was the norm; however, the GoPro Hero 9 now raises the quality bar to an incredible 5K. Competitors will have a hard time catching up with 5K, especially as GoPro combines HyperSmooth 3.0 with a stunning 23.6MP sensor. As this is the case, you can expect the Hero 9 footage to be the best in the business. Vloggers, travellers, photographers and videographers will all want this, so if that’s, you then ensure you get in early as stock is likely to go quickly.
The GoPro Hero 9 includes all the main benefits of the Hero 8 while keeping pace with its competitor, the DJI OSMO Action. The aesthetic of the camera differs greatly as you will quickly notice a front-facing LCD screen, capable of live preview for easy framing. There is also a large rear touch screen with touch zoom providing fast, intuitive control. For those earlier GoPro adopters the Hero 9 makes perfect sense as a welcome upgrade.
Exceptional 5K Video Quality from the HERO9
The GoPro HERO9 Black is first and foremost a highly capable and powerful extreme action camera. Video performance is where the new Hero 9 excels as it delivers stunning 5K video resolution with a bit rate of up to 100Mbps. Thanks to the updated 23.6MP resolution sensor, video quality is amplified with brilliant detail and fluid motion. But the good news does not stop there as the GoPro Hero 9 Black delivers an array of video performance features.
The new model features a Linear plus Horizon Leveling digital lens to ensure stable and straight video at up to a 45% tilt. Also, the HyperSmooth 3.0 function delivers the most advanced stabilisation system seen on any GoPro camera. Beyond stability, the Hero 9 offers TimeWarp 3.0 allowing you to shoot captivating footage while on the move.
The system condenses time and uses the all-new Speed Ramp capability so you can select your speed for capture including audio. Speaking of audio, the Hero 9 relies on advanced audio performance captured through 3 unique microphones with wind-noise reduction assured. You can even playback your audio thanks to the in-built Loudspeaker 1. If you are shooting in a dynamic setting and your fear missing a critical moment, HindSight is here to save the day. It will capture high-quality video footage from 30 seconds before you even press the shutter button.
Read on to discover more amazing video features of the all-new camera, including how you can optimise your camera for live streaming and webcam use. The creative possibilities are endless with GoPro Hero 9 Black.
GoPro Hero 9 Image Quality
While the video capabilities are the star of the GoPro HERO 9 Black show, it is no slouch when it comes to stills photography. The Hero 9 makes the most of the 23.6MP image sensor to capture crisp and clear 20MP still images. Thanks to the SuperPhoto functions within the camera, you can capture JPEG and RAW image files even for time-lapse and LiveBurst. The burst mode will fire off up to 25 frames per second, ensuring you never miss a single frame of the action.
If you want to extract a single frame from your high-quality video, you can grab a frame and still retain a 14.7MP image file. Also, the SuperPhoto mode extends to single shot, night photo for low light performance and 2x digital zoom. Plus, the GoPro Hero 9 Balck provides for a SuperPhot + HDR mode where image exposure is automatically optimised.
Be Creative With HyperSmooth and TimeWarp
Forget relieving Back to the Future reruns, as TimeWarp 3.0 will help you relive your past as a Motionflow. When utilising this GoPro HERO9 mode, all you need to do is mount or hold the camera in one position. Then as you walk or drive the camera will record time-lapse shots of your journey. Combine this with Speed Ramp (now with audio), and the effects you can get are breathtaking. There is even a function that allows you to record at half speed for more creative control.
If you are an outdoor, action or sports lover, then the GoPro HyperSmooth 3.0 is an essential element to obtaining stable footage. The GoPro Hero 9 adopts this technology along with in-camera horizon levelling to ensure viewers don’t experience a rollercoaster or back-seat-of-a-speeding-car viewing experience.
Creator Friendly With GoPro Hero 9 Live Streaming Mode
In today’s fast-paced world, videography has extended to immediate internet connectivity for content sharing. This is especially critical to the YouTube life vloggers who love to deliver serialised content of life adventures. Fortunately, GoPro is a step ahead of the game as the Hero 9 allows for immediate live streaming in HD 1080p. What’s more, you can record your vlogging event to the MicroSD card while broadcasting your life feed via the GoPro app on your device.
To keep up with the changing pace and adaptability of the world’s workforce, GoPro provides the ultimate tool. For the work-from-home crowd, the GoPro Hero 9 Black provides a Webcam Mode. With your Hero 9 connected to your computer via a GoPro mount, you can stream crystal clear 1080p video live. Never miss a Zoom call or a critical business event again.
Touch Functionality For Ease Of Use
Today’s visual creatives demand a certain level of flexibility and performance from their gear. Thankfully, the GoPro Hero 9 Black provides the ideal device to maximise usability and workflow for even the most demanding videographers. The Hero 9 features not one but two colour LCDs. The new and larger rear screen has a full touch interface allowing for quick and precise input. This includes touch zoom and the ability to compose your frame before taking your shot. With the GoPro HERO mode, you can frame up the perfect selfie, check your camera settings and playback your latest footage - all from the new front LCD screen.
To drive the performance and optical quality of the dual screens, the GoPro Hero9 Black has maximised power management and performance. The camera houses a new and much larger 1720mAh battery delivering 30% longer battery life of past GoPro models. Plus, GoPro offers an optional Supercharger power adapter that will boost the process and charge the battery 35% faster.
Build Your Kit With GoPro HERO9 Accessories
GoPro is well-known for its expandable system and GoPro attachments. It’s been a huge reason why they have been so successful. From dog harnesses to bike mounts, there seems to be a GoPro mount for everything. Hero 9 is no different. The Expandable Mods System turns your HERO9 into a purpose-built system.
For instance, how about adding a lens that gives you horizon locked footage and unbreakable stabilisation? Well, there’s a lens for that - it’s called the Max Lens Mod. Want to illuminate your subject? Light Mod is for you. Want mics and even more connectivity? Just add Media Mod and customise your rig.
At Georges, we stock all the GoPro HERO9 Mods to ensure you get the kit you are after. Also, GoPro has added Built-In Mounting to the HERO9, which means you don’t have to carry an additional frame. So now you just have to flip out the folding fingers and attach your camera to any mount.
GoPro has always been a leader in the action camera market. For a while Sony, Nikon and DJI and others tried copying without much success. However, now with the Hero 9 in play, action camera lovers can rejoice with the knowledge that they are buying equipment that will likely outlast competitors. With a 23.6MP sensor, 5K video and 20MP photos, this camera is bound to please the majority of YouTubers, vloggers, photographers and videographers.
As you use the Hero 9, you can expect to see the battery lasting longer than usual (30% more battery life than before). However, we would highly recommend obtaining a second, so you don’t miss out on those sporting highlights or once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Make sure you place your order today as the GoPro Hero 9 is bound to sell out quickly. Georges always holds stock, so if you want the best price for a Hero 9 or a bundle, let us know. Our friendly, experienced team can help you find the right GoPro accessories for your next shoot.
More power. More clarity. More stability. The ground-breaking HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for ridiculous 5K video and stunning 20MP photos. A dazzling new front display delivers a live preview for easy framing, while a large rear touch screen with touch zoom provides fast, intuitive control. HERO9 Black boasts a powerful new feature suite, including HindSight, and supports live streaming and Webcam mode as well. Add in HyperSmooth 3.0, built-in mounting and 30% more battery life1 for more of everything—in a camera that’s tough as nails and waterproof as ever. Available mods including the ultra-wide Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod expand your creative options even more.
Shoot stunning video with up to 5K resolution, perfect for maintaining serious detail even when zooming in. Packing a new 23.6MP sensor that’s an absolute powerhouse, HERO9 Black brings lifelike image sharpness, fluid motion and in-camera horizon levelling that always impresses.
20MP Photo with SuperPhoto
Capture crisp, pro-quality photos with 20MP clarity. And with SuperPhoto, HERO9 Black can automatically pick all the best image processing for you, so it’s super easy to nail the shot.
Expandable Mods System
With HERO9 Black mods,2 you’ve got options. Want a lens that gives you horizon locked footage and unbreakable stabilization? Get Max Lens Mod. Want to illuminate your subject? Light Mod is for you. Want mics and even more connectivity? Just add Media Mod and customize your rig.
No more carrying a separate frame. Just flip out the folding fingers, attach your camera to any mount and go.
Front Display + Rear Touch Screen
A new, larger rear touch screen with touch zoom on HERO9 Black should feel instantly familiar and a dazzling new front display makes for easy framing and intuitive camera control.
30% longer battery life is here thanks to a larger 1720mAh battery.1 This lets you shoot more without having to swap out batteries and packs enough juice to power your camera through the cold.
Experience ultimate smoothness with our most advanced video stabilization ever. HyperSmooth 3.0 enables in-camera horizon levelling and boost in all settings.
In-camera horizon levelling (up to 45% tilt) is now possible with the new Linear + Horizon Levelling digital lens—helping your footage stay stable and straight.
Intuitive Touch Screen
Be a smooth operator. With a touch screen, it’s easy to control your camera. Or frame up your shot, play back footage and snap a selfie in HERO mode.
Live Streaming in 1080p
Live stream in 1080p on social, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later.
Connect HERO9 Black to your computer to broadcast in 1080p full HD. Use GoPro mounts to create your ideal webcam setup.
Rugged + Waterproof
Shoot in the gnarliest conditions imaginable. HERO9 Black can take it. It’s tough as nails, and waterproof down to 33ft right out of the box.
HERO9 Black comes with Power Tools—a full suite of smart capture settings that extend the capture options beyond simply pressing the shutter button. Power Tools include HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture.
HindSight is designed so that you’ll never miss a moment again. This powerful new feature captures video from 30 seconds before you press record. Imagine your little leaguer gets her first base hit. As she sprints for first, you press record. HindSight will capture the 30 seconds of video before you hit the shutter button—and everything after—until you stop recording.
Record what happens 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, then pick your favourite single frame for the best pic or a shareable video.
This feature lets you schedule the start time for your shot in advance.
This feature lets you choose how long HERO9 Black records before automatically stopping.
Night Lapse Video
Shoot awesome time lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7 4:3, 1440p or 1080p, all processed in-camera.
Presets + Custom Presets
HERO9 Black comes preloaded with recommended video presets for Standard, Activity, Cinematic and Slo-Mo shots. You can even create custom presets for quick access to your favourite settings.
Epic shots are as easy as tapping a digital lens. Now you can switch between Narrow, Linear, Wide, SuperView and Linear + Horizon Levelling.
Go hands-free with 14 voice commands like “GoPro, take a photo.” Even if the camera is off, you can say, “GoPro, turn on.” HERO9 Black understands English (US, UK, AU and India), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (EU and NA), and Swedish.
Capture photos and videos in portrait orientation—perfect for your Snapchat and Instagram Stories.
Get yourself in the group shot—or group video. Timer makes it easy to grab a GoPro selfie or get your whole gang in the frame.
RAW mode delivers the most flexibility, is available for time lapse and burst photos, plus it works in single- or multi-shot sequences.
Everything looks epic in slo-mo. Ultra-high frame rate 1080p240 video—with HyperSmooth 3.0 stabilization—allows up to 8x slow motion for this ever-popular effect.
USB-C Offload to Android™ Devices
Transfer pics and videos fast via USB-C cable. Perfect for when you want that old-school connection. Compatible with Android devices.
100Mbps Bit Rate
Create studio-quality footage with bit rate options of up to 100Mbps.
HEVC Video Format
Don’t hog up the entire SD card. Use High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to shrink file sizes without losing picture quality.
Data Overlays + GPS
Showcase your location, altitude and speed—on screen—by adding Data Overlays to your videos in the GoPro app. Options include Speedometer, GoPro logo, GPS Path, Altitude, Map, Speed chart and G-Force.5
Face, Smile, Blink + Scene Detection
HERO9 Black recognizes smiles, blinks and more. The GoPro app uses those details to intelligently picks your best photos and videos to create amazing video stories.
The app lets you control your camera remotely, start and stop recording and offload media. Plus, you can make single and multiclip edits and share—all from your phone.
Subscribe to GoPro
Back up everything you shoot to the cloud—automatically. A GoPro subscription also gives you the ultimate peace of mind with damaged camera replacement.3
Get back out there faster. The optional Supercharger power adapter charges your battery up to 35% quicker.6
Supports GoPro Mounts + Accessories
Capture your world with 45 compatible mounts and accessories,4 including mods to create your HERO9 Black portable powerhouse.
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