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GoPro’s Ultra-Rugged 5K HERO9 Black Sets The New Action Camera Standard

GoPro has long been the undisputed king of the action camera segment, with the California-based company being largely responsible for the enormous growth within the product space. And while it already boasts a wildly-impressive range of cameras and accessories, GoPro has just once again raised the bar with the release of the new HERO9 Black.

Arguably the most significant advancement to come from GoPro since it debuted the HERO4 Black back in 2014, the new HERO9 Black boasts a slew of noteworthy updates, such as a battery life that’s bolstered by 30%, the ability to better withstand extreme temperatures and depths of up to 33’ underwater, a MotoGP-style built-in horizon leveling and a 360-degree horizon lock, HyperSmooth 3.0 (best-in-class) camera stabilization, and a 20MP still camera. The video quality’s also been improved, now offering 5K resolution with 14.7MP per frame that’s some seven-times the resolution of regular HD. And, in addition to packing integrated mounting hardware that’s compatible with over 40 official GoPro accessories, the HERO9 also comes with more screen options, including a dual LCD display configuration, and a removable lens, plus an optional “Max Lens” mod. Available now, pricing is set at $350 — including a one-year subscription to GoPro1 — or $450 sans subscription.

Purchase: $350+