Released very recently, the GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera has already carved a niche for itself in the global market owing to its super-rich features and high-end performance. The product proves to be way ahead of its successor GoPro Hero 7 Black, with better features and higher abilities. The improved quality of images and videos assisted by flexible modes and the extremely advance designing of the device is sure to win over hearts.
Design and Build Of GoPro Hero 8 Black:
With Hero 8 Black, GoPro has gone frameless. With in-built loops in the bottom, the camera does not need a separate frame to be mounted. The bottom loops can be easily folded inwards and outwards, providing the necessary support for the camera to stand on its own. It is a beneficial addition as it proves to be very convenient and easy to operate. Dimensionally it is a bit larger but yet sleeker and compact compared to its predecessor. Rubber covering is provided in much of the body to make it less prone to slippage.
The design shows a pocketable yet hefty device with sensors and a secondary display on the front side and a standard touchscreen on the rear side. The shutter button is located on the top, and the power-on button is on the left side. Unlike the other GoPro cameras, the front lens of Hero 8 Black that features Gorilla Glass is not removable. There is one big opening on one side to accommodate the battery, microSD card, and USB-C port.
GoPro Hero 8 Black Photography and Video:
Although meant for pros, the handling and operation of the camera are effortless and secure. One can get started with it quickly right after unpacking. There is not much to its initial settings. One fully charged, GoPro Hero 8 Black is ready to be used. With extremely easy to understand icons and straight-shooting modes and simple setup, this is one of the handiest cameras to use. If you are using the camera to shooting videos, then there are four pre-set modes to select. The modes are Standard, Activity, Cinematic, and Slo-Mo.
You can adjust the pre-set as per your preference by scrolling the touchscreen. Likewise, there are four different customization options for still photos. They are Photo, Live Burst, Burst, and Night. Thus, the quality of pictures and videos taken with GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera is vibrant and immersive. Also, highly advantageous software like HyperSmooth, HDR, and Super photo, further adds to the overall excellence of shooting with Hero 8 Black. Time-lapse video mode and TimeWarp 2.0 function are useful to create static or moving sequences as and when desired.
GoPro Hero 8 Performance and Battery Life:
The appeasing cageless design and attractive features make it appealing and a must-have for all pro filmmakers, Vloggers, and photographers. This camera comes with a rechargeable battery and works amazingly well even after prolonged recordings. The battery life is around 12000mAh Lithium battery. You can easily take out the battery and plug in the charging cable with much ease and convenience. It has built-in pre-sets that make switching between various video recording profiles a lot easier. The camera also allows you to zoom in the object up to 2x in all the modes, be it video, photo, or time-lapse.
The voice command feature lets you capture the shot, switching modes, and turning off the camera seamlessly. With the help of HDR setting allows you to capture stunning images with perfection. You will get vibrant images and clear shots in daylight. However, the pictures in the dark mode are not up to the mark and might disappoint you a bit. The device is also waterproof and works absolutely fine if submersed 33 feet under the water. (waterproof rating)
Other essential features of GoPro Hero 8 Black
- It comes with four lenses: Narrow, Wide, SuperView and Linear
- The camera is adept at carrying out 14 voice commands in 11 different languages.
- Bluetooth connectivity allows using GoPro App for better editing of images and videos
- It is completely waterproof up to 33ft
- It allows live streaming is used via the app.
- MicroSD is available with UHS-I rating.
- Intuitive 2-inch LCD makes to use this device in a hassle-free manner