GoPro unveils Hero 8 Black

ANGELES CITY -- GoPro Hero 8 Black is finally out!

The most-awaited 2019 version of the action camera was unveiled during a tour at Puning Hotsprings in Sitio Target, Barangay Sapang Bato in this city last week.

Ron Ng, GoPro regional trainer for Southeast Asia and India, shared the features of the new camera including HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization, a dramatically improved stabilization over HyperSmooth 1.0.

“HyperSmooth 2.0 works in all resolutions and frame rates, features a new Boost mode and has in-app horizon leveling,” Ng said during a press briefing.

The new Hero 8 Black now includes a TimeWarp 2.0 feature which automatically rates adjustment and tap-controls speed ramping.

The new action camera sports four digital lenses to easily select a field of view, improved audio with enhanced wind suppression, customizable mode presets and a lighter, frameless design featuring folding mounting fingers.

Suggested retail price of the new Hero 8 Black is at P23,990.

Ng also unveiled MOD, which includes Media Mod, Display Mod and Light Mod.

MODs are modular accessories that deck Hero 8 Black out with professional-grade audio, a front-facing display and enhanced lighting. For those seeking the additional performance, MODs enable users to transform their Hero 8 Black into a production powerhouse.

GoPro cameras has been named by YouTube as the number one camera brand in 2014.

Ng said 33 million GoPros have been sold since 2005.

Aside from the GoPro Hero 8 Black, Ng also unveiled MAX.

GoPro MAX is a dual lens GoPro.

According to Ng, MAX is waterproof, maximum-stabilized single lens HERO camera, dual lens 360 camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities.

MAX also features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView—GoPro’s widest field of view ever. Additional updates include in-camera 360 video and photo stitching plus keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app.

After the briefing, members of the press were able to use the new GoPro cameras while touring the rugged terrain around Puning Hotsprings.


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