Most notable GoPro’s new Hero 10 Black may be the subject that it exists at all. Somehow, amid a lack of chips where a lot of trucks are frozen and supply chains across the industry are being broken, GoPro has been able to unveil a new camera where the policy upgrade is a new processor.
Also impressive is that the extra performance GoPro has taken out from its existing image sensor with that beef processor. Hero 10 offers fast video – 4K footage can now be shot at 120 frames per second and 5.3K footage at 60 fps. The user interface is also snapper, shorter start-up time, and onscreen menus are more responsive. The new processor is also capable of pulling high-resolution still images from your video.
Without the new blue logo the Hero 10 Black is not outwardly different from its predecessor. Perimeter, screen, lens and image sensor unchanged. It’s slightly lighter (3 percent), which is nice. On paper, the Hero 10 may seem a little disappointing, but GoPro’s new processor, known as the GP2, has made some impressive improvements to the Hero 10 that make it suitable for upgrades.
The first upgrade to the GP2 GoPro processor since the Hero 6 was launched four years ago. GoPro utilizes additional processing power, making the Hero 10 work even more with the same image sensor as the Hero. In addition to the improved frame rates for 5.3K and 4K footage, the Hero 10 270 can shoot 1080 videos. fps, which makes some very impressive slow-motion videos.
The new processor also runs the latest version of GoPro’s software video stabilization system, Hypersmouth Driving. Our favorite action camera for a long time.
Due to the way the frame is cropped to create a stable video, Hypersmouth was not available before when shooting 5.3K footage. But in Hero 10, the feature can be used when shooting 5.3K, 30-fps video. This means you can shoot high-resolution video at 5.3K, smooth out any instability, and crop 4K video as output. This reason is enough to make the Hero 10K an upgrade for pro-photographers who rely on the POV action scene in their work. Hypersmouth now works on 4K 60-fps footage and 1080p 120-fps footage.
Another major improvement for Hypersmouth is horizon leveling. The Hero 10 can correct your shots to a full 45 degree tilt to the horizon level (from the 27 degree tilt of the Hero 9). Unfortunately, this technique is not available when shooting 5.3K, but it works with 4K 60-fps footage.