GoPro HERO8 Black

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GoPro HERO8 Black
Key Features
  • Up to UHD 4K Video, Slow Motion, Webcam
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization
  • TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video
  • SuperPhoto 12MP Stills with HDR Support
GoPro augments its already impressive action camera line with the HERO8 Black, the versatile next-generation action cam designed to capture smooth, stable footage of your latest adventure, from a simple boat trip to a wild jump-off-a-mountain ride. The HERO8 Black features updated HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization to produce smooth, gimbal-like movement at all supported frame rates, without the need for a gimbal. You can also use the HERO8 Black as a webcam on your computer using a free, downloadable app. Additional updates include a sleeker physical design with a "folding fingers" type base for fast mounting, a redesigned battery door for quicker battery changes, a lens with twice the impact resistance as the HERO7, an optional Battery Mod for nearly 2.5x more battery life, an optional flip-up Display Mod to make viewing your frame easier, an optional LED Light Mod, and an optional Media Mod to expand your accessory possibilities.
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GoPro HERO8 Black Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2New Features in HERO8 Black
  • 3HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization
  • 4SuperPhoto with HDR
  • 5TimeWarp 2.0 Video
  • 6LiveBurst
  • 7Live Streaming
  • 8Webcam
  • 94K60 Video and 12MP Photos
  • 10Shoot Vertically
  • 11Features
  • 12GoPro Apps

GoPro augments its already impressive action camera line with the HERO8 Black, the versatile next-generation action cam designed to capture smooth, stable footage of your latest adventure, from a simple boat trip to a wild jump-off-a-mountain ride. The HERO8 Black features updated HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization to produce smooth, gimbal-like movement at all supported frame rates, without the need for a gimbal. You can also use the HERO8 Black as a webcam on your computer using a free, downloadable app. Additional updates include a sleeker physical design with a "folding fingers" type base for fast mounting, a redesigned battery door for quicker battery changes, a lens with twice the impact resistance as the HERO7, an optional Battery Mod for nearly 2.5x more battery life, an optional flip-up Display Mod to make viewing your frame easier, an optional LED Light Mod, and an optional Media Mod to expand your accessory possibilities.

The GoPro HERO8 Black supports up to UHD 4K video resolutions, and time-lapse, up to 1080p240 slow motion, and super-slow-motion video. Still images can be captured in up to 12MP resolution in bursts of up to 30 images per second with the updated SuperPhoto with HDR support that helps reduce blur and enhance detail in low-light situations. It also features an updated Night-Lapse function to shoot and process up to 4K time-lapses at night. The LiveBurst function allows you to record 1.5 seconds before and after your photo to give you more choices for the best frame. The lens field of view (FOV) choices have also been updated to four modes: Narrow, Linear at 24.4mm, Wide at 16.5mm, and SuperView at 15.1mm.

Like its predecessor, the HERO8 Black supports direct streaming to Facebook Live. It's also waterproof to 33', suiting it for surfing, snorkeling, and swimming activities. Separately available floats and housings are available separately for additional water support and even deeper underwater activities down to 196'. The touchscreen provides quick and easy management, but when your hands are full, the HERO8 Black understands 15 voice commands in over ten languages and accents so you can verbally control the HERO8 Black. Just shout "GoPro, take a photo" and your HERO8 will use your current settings to snap a photo, making selfies a breeze.

New Features in HERO8 Black
  • Smaller, more streamlined design
  • Use it as a webcam on your computer using a downloadable app and the latest camera firmware
  • Swapping mounts and changing batteries has been made even faster
  • Lens is two times more impact resistant
  • Improved HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization and TimeWarp 2.0 time-lapse
  • Night-lapse and LiveBurst support
  • Slow motion up to 1080p240 and stability improvements
  • Change easily between lens FOV with Narrow, Linear, Wide, and SuperView modes
  • Media Mod option can add more lighting and audio as well as another screen
  • Optional Battery Mod multiplies runtime 2.5x
  • Optional Display Mod and Light Mod add more capabilities
HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization
Get gimbal-like smoothness without the bulk of a gimbal. HERO8 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver even smoother footage than before.
SuperPhoto with HDR
Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO8 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping, or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
TimeWarp 2.0 Video
Capture super-stabilized time-lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments.
LiveBurst
Records 1.5 seconds before and after your still shot so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo, or share the brief video recorded.
Live Streaming
Share your story live over Facebook Live while saving your streamed videos to your SD card.
Webcam
Use the GoPro HERO8 Black as a webcam on your computer using the latest camera firmware and the free-to-download Webcam Desktop Utility with any of the following apps, and more:
  • Zoom (v 5.0.5 and newer) and Zoom Chrome Extension
  • YouTube Live (using Chrome)
  • Webex (using Chrome)
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • Twitch via OBS
  • BlueJeans
  • GoTo Meeting
  • Snap Camera
  • Facebook Rooms
  • Facetime for Desktop
4K60 Video and 12MP Photos
The camera shoots up to UHD 4K resolution video and 12MP stills.
Shoot Vertically
Flip the camera to the side and capture photos and videos in portrait orientation for social media updates.
Features
  • Control your HERO8 Black hands-free with over 15 voice commands and accents like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording"
  • Natively waterproof down to 33' without a housing
  • Slow things down to 8x to relive the moment with slow motion
  • The intuitive touchscreen features three main capture modes with streamlined settings
  • Frame your photos and videos in Touch Zoom by simply touching the screen (operates in select video modes)
  • Face, Smile, and Scene Detection functions
  • Auto-transfer to your smartphone with the GoPro app for quick social media updates
  • GPS Performance Stickers display your speed, distance, and location
  • Create QuikStories with the GoPro and Quick mobile apps
  • Advanced noise suppression actively filters out wind, vibration, and handling noise for crisper, clearer audio quality
  • Capture JPEG photos for easier storage, or shoot in raw for the highest quality
GoPro Apps
GoPro and Quik apps allow you to access and edit your GoPro footage with simple-to-use yet powerful functions. QuikStories combines the functionality of both apps, automatically downloading GoPro footage from your HERO8 Black and composing an easily shareable montage of your adventures on the spot.

GoPro (iOS/Android)
Use your iOS or Android device to live-preview and play back shots, control your GoPro, and share on the fly
- Live preview makes it easy to frame the perfect shot
- Get full remote control of all camera functions
- Share photos and videos to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more

GoPro Quik (iOS/Android)
Edit videos with just a few taps
- Analyze your photos and video clips to find great moments
- Add transitions and effects, and sync everything to the beat of the music
- Customize your story with text, filters, music, and more

GoPro Quik | Desktop (Mac/Windows)
Import and edit your videos with just a few clicks
- Transform your footage into edited videos synced to music
- Automatically import your photos and videos and share your best shots
- Comes bundled with GoPro Studio for more advanced editing
UPC: 818279023282

GoPro HERO8 Black Specs

Camera
Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 12 Megapixel
Optics
Focal Length24.4 to 15.1mm
Recording
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Video Format3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.264/AVC)
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.265/HEVC)
2704 x 1520p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1440p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240 fps (MP4)
1280 x 960p at 100/120/200/240 fps (MP4)
1280 x 720p at 50/60/200/240 fps (MP4)
Still Image SupportJPEG
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Audio FormatWAV
Display
Size2"
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/16000 to 1 Second in Video Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Burst Photo30 Photos / 1 Second
Features
Image StabilizationDigital
Waterproof Depth Rating33.0' / 10.0 m (Camera)
Built-In MicYes
Wi-FiYes
Tripod Mounting ThreadNone
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Outputs1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Microphone InputVia Dedicated Port
General
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack, 3.85 VDC
Charging MethodUSB
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.4 x 1.3 x 1.8" / 6.2 x 3.2 x 4.5 cm
Weight4.13 oz / 117 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 4.5 x 2.7"

GoPro HERO8 Black Reviews

Camera diedd

By Andrew
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

After 1 day of use, the camera wouldnt turn on. Gopro is replacing it with a Hero 9.

Hey, it's a GoPro

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

If you don't know what a GoPro does I can't help you. it does exactly what I thought a GoPro would do.

GoPro HERO8

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

Excellent product that perfectly complements the accessories that come in your kit.

awesome camera

By Shanna
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

the gopro is great, i love recording my vlogs with it! its small so it is easy to carry it around. the only thing i find fault in is the short battery life.

Fun new toy

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

Solid build; pretty easy to figure out. Nice footage. Used some footage strapped to a skateboard for a TV spot for a national retailer.

A Bit Expensive, But Great for What it Does

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

The GoPro Hero8 doesn't come with all the included accessories (like waterproof case or suction cup mount) or extra batteries of its much less expensive brethren like the SunPak 4K, the Dragon Touch 4K, or the ALS Video Action Cam 4K. But what it does come with is nearly two decades of experience building small, easily-mountable action cameras that work well and in the most extreme environments, and give you great-looking genuine HD or UHD (depending on your needs) video footage, time-lapse, and stills for a modest price. No, it doesn't come with an included underwater housing because it doesn't need to - it's built to be waterproof for up to 10 meters, which is far enough for anybody other than deep-sea divers. It also doesn't come with a shock mount to absorb shaky camera movements - because it has built-in Hypersmooth 2.0 image stabilization. It also doesn't come with a built-in external mic jack - because its built-in mic is pretty good for recording audio alongside video. The HERO8 comes with three lens settings - standard wide-angle, Superview which is essentially a fisheye lens, and Linear which is like the field of view you'd get with a fixed-focus lens. If you're not shooting in 4K, then you also have a digital zoom feature should you wish it. Like most Action Cams, the HERO8 uses MicroSD cards - unlike a lot of the less expensive ones, it can use cards of up to 256 GB of storage capacity. The battery, USB-C recharging port and card slot are hidden behind a fold-out panel that takes a little getting used to, but that also helps protect the most vulnerable parts of the camera from the elements. The teeth style of mounting with GoPro pioneered has become an industry standard for Action Cams - yes, it takes some getting used to as well, but it's a lot more durable than a standard tripod screw! Fortunately adapters to work with standard tripod designs are cheap and plentiful - though not included with the HERO8, sadly. If you need a cheap Action Cam that you can toss off a cliff and not worry if it's shattered to bit once it hits? The HERO8 may be a bit pricey for that. But if you want a small, capable camera that you can mount on your car's dashboard, on top of your helmet, or on your pet's harness (yes, that's really a thing!) and continue using more than once? the GoPro HERO8 is the camera you want to purchase.

Failed after one day

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-30

The camera worked for a total of an hour before crashing on SD CARD ERR. The crash became more and more frequent across three days of factory resets and reformats, and now it crashes immediately on startup. Tried two SD card brands, both from Gopro recommendations. Internet says this happens on this model; I hoped it was just some bad samples. Now B&H won't take it back because I threw out the plastic outer packaging (which you can't open without destroying). After accessories (which don't fit any other model), that's $400 down the toilet. Cool product bro.

Great Camera

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

Love it as much as my Hero 10

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