After last year’s release, GoPro is ready to lunch its new Gen GoPro camera which is going to release on early Sep 2019.
GoPro had a relatively easy ride in the premium action camera race until the DJI Osmo Action came onto the market which is neck to neck compared to the last Hero 7 camera to give it some serious competition – so how will the upcoming GoPro Hero 8 Black respond?
We are really excited about it the more competition we have the better product we get.
GoPro Hero 7 was the big successor last year on the action camera market, given it’s moving towards a more regular refresh cycle and it’s been trumped in some areas by the cheaper DJI Osmo Action. So what are we likely to see in the Hero 8 Black?
There are a lot of questions in our minds already.
GoPro must be feeling some more pressure in their market because of the new DJI Osmo Action. And also now that Sony jumped back in with the RXO II, which has an external mic port AND flip up to the screen which comes very handy in different situations.
And don’t forget to miss the different features and especially very good image quality. I wonder if GoPro HERO8 will have a flip-up screen and external mic port as well?
GoPro Hero 8 Black Expected Features
- Enhanced design with possible screw-in filters and enhancements
- 15 – 20 meter underwater capability
- Might have a Dual LCD display just like on the DJI Osmo Pocket
- No 8K Video, 4K Video at 120fps, Full HD video at 480 fps
- 2+hr continuous battery life
- Enhanced image quality with video capture at over 100mb/s
- HDR Video with HyperSmooth
GoPro Hero 8 early Black verdict
There are no major leaks around the Hero 8 Black yet, so it’s difficult to make any big conclusions about what new tricks it’s going to bring – but it certainly has a very big opportunity to regain the number one action camera spot from the DJI Osmo Action.
There is no big difference between the Hero 7 Black and Osmo Action, with GoPro still holding some advantages including its more polished app and larger range of third-party accessories.
If it can leapfrog its DJI rival with some spec boosts – for example, 4K HDR video with stabilization, a 960fps slo-mo mode and support for external microphones over Bluetooth, lower price, and most importantly second screen or maybe a flip-out screen, we have could well have a new number one action camera from September 2019.
GoPro Hero 8 Black Price:
The launch price for GoPro HERO 7 Black is $499, but GoPro lower the price to $399 soon after release which is a good thing for the consumers.
In Comparision to the new competitor DJI Osmo Action launch price at $349, so GoPro HERO8 will probably be priced at $399 in the US at launch otherwise It’s going to be a big price difference between Hero 8 and Osmo Action.
Release Date of Hero 8 Black:
Just like the other previous GoPro cameras, we might see the New GoPro Hero 8 in September 2019 which comes with three models including the GoPro HERO 8 Black, GoPro HERO 8 Silver, and GoPro HERO 8 White.
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