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Meet the GoPro Hero8 Black, the company’s latest action camera. In a world where every other camera has improved and/or become more affordable, where we are accustomed to doubting the existence of anything that isn’t a full-fledged manual shooter or a modern smartphone, the GoPro Hero8 managed to impress us. It’s a great time to start taking photos. The camera industry is thriving. The DSLR vs mirrorless battle is producing some excellent performers on both sides. Never before have smartphone cameras been so dependable. Drones are becoming less expensive.

The Hero 8 Black has a familiar button and display layout, but with some significant changes. The camera is slightly thicker in width and overall volume than previous models, but the camera lens protrudes outwards much less now, making the device much more pocketable. Gorilla Glass scratch protection is also applied to the lens, which GoPro claims is twice as resistant to scratches as before. We hope this is correct, as the lens on the Hero 8 Black is no longer replaceable, as it was on previous models.

The front has the same-sized monochrome display as before, and the back has a colour touchscreen. One of the three microphones has been moved to the front of the camera for better audio recording, and the GoPro logo is now embossed rather than printed on the rubber cladding. The camera’s flat sides are also designed differently. There is no longer a rubber lining; instead, there is a single water-sealed flap on the right that houses the battery, microSD card, and USB Type-C port. The Hero 8 Black also lacks the Micro-HDMI port found on previous models.

The Hero 8 Black is powered by the same GP1 processor as the Hero 7 Black, but the company claims it has improved performance by reworking many of its software algorithms. This new model also includes the ability to shoot 4K at a bitrate of 100Mbps, LiveBurst, NightLapse Video, and a revised user interface. The camera retains a 12-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle lens, and an f/2.8 aperture. It weighs about 126g, is tough and waterproof to 10m, and includes GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The interface has been slightly redesigned to make accessing shooting modes and perspectives easier. The Field of View option has been renamed Digital Lenses, and you can now choose between SuperView, Wide, Linear, and Narrow. However, you must do this prior to shooting because you cannot change perspectives while recording. You also get custom presets for various shooting styles, as well as the option to add your own. For example, in the Video menu, you can create multiple presets for slow-motion, 4K, and 1080p shooting, each with its own custom stabilisation setting, perspective, and additional picture tweaks via ProTune. This saves a lot of time and is extremely convenient.

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