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November 21, 2019

GoPro Hero 8 Black Detailed Review

We are evaluating the features of the recently introduced GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera in this GoPro Hero 8 Black review.

GoPro, the first brand that comes to mind when it comes to action cameras, announced its new model on October 1, 2019, which it called GoPro Hero 8 Black. Together with this model, the brand (which used to introduce two or three products before) did not change the design much but made some significant differences.

GoPro Hero 8 Black Detailed Review

If I start with the design first; at first glance, the Hero 8 Black, which doesn’t seem to make much difference with its predecessor, the Hero 7 Black, the most important difference is the integration of the accessory support bracket into the body. GoPro users already know that to connect the action camera to a tripod or to a different accessory, it was necessary to use an out-of-box frame case. The special slot at the bottom of this frame became the trademark of GoPro. This slot is now integrated into the bottom of the housing and has become a flip mechanism and which has been… good…

Cannot Change the Lens Anymore

An important design change is that you can no longer change the lens. It was a well-known practice in which many users changed the lens sketched over time. With GoPro Hero 8 Black, this will no longer be possible. So this means that we need to take better care of the lenses.

HyperSmooth 2.0

HyperSmooth, a concept that came into our lives with Hero 7 Black, helped to record flicker-free videos. This feature has been further improved on the GoPro Hero 8 Black, which was previously only available in certain modes and is now available in every shooting mode. The results are further improved and HyperSmooth 2.0 now allows you to produce much better videos.


A new feature that comes with the GoPro Hero 8 Black is MediaMod, an accessory. This special case, which includes some hardware and features that especially YouTubers or people who like to shoot vlog may require as standard, offers two Cold Shoe connections with features such as shotgun microphone, HDMI output and 3.5 mm microphone input. In addition to this accessory, it is possible to connect an LCD display and a LED lamp. It’s a cleverly thought-out accessory and I think it will do a lot for video shooters.

Additional Microphone on Front Side

Seeing that sound is important, GoPro has not forgotten to add a microphone to the front of the GoPro Hero 8 Black. This microphone is specially designed to eliminate wind noise. This means that the sound quality is better.

TimeWarp 2.0

The TimeWarp feature on the GoPro Hero 7 Black is further enhanced with the Hero 8 Black. With TimeWarp 2.0 it is possible to reduce or slow down the video speed wherever you want.

The Hero 8 Black also features 4K 60 fps video. The video bit rate of 78 Mb/s in the previous version increased to 100 Mb/s in this new model. In addition, we now have a new feature; Mods for some sporting activities and situations. The camera automatically adjusts the settings according to the selected modes. The GoPro Hero 8 Black is a bit more assertive in photography. Enhanced HDR makes photos look better. The GoPro Hero 8 Black, which can also be used for live broadcasting, has been upgraded to a maximum resolution of 1080p from 720p in the previous device. This is an important development.

Finally, you can see the details of the features I explained above in the video below:



Do Those Who Own Hero 7 Black Need to Buy Hero 8 Black?

The answer to this question is a bit about what you do. If you produce professional video content, yes it may be a necessary update. But I think it is not necessary if there is a use for hobby purposes.

The already good GoPro Hero 7 Black has become a GoPro Hero 8 Black with an update. Seems like, if I tell you that GoPro, which raises the bar a little higher, will continue its leadership in the sector, I will not be wrong.

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