Both come with a built-in mount and more vlogger-friendly features
GoPro updates its line of action cameras with the single-camera Hero 8 Black and the Dual camera Max. The Hero 8 Black upgrades from its predecessor with a relocated battery and MicroSD card slot to accommodate its built-in foldable mount—this time around, you do not need a separate case to add a mount the Hero 8 Black.
The lens glass is made out of Gorilla Glass, and GoPro made several enhancements to the Hero 8 Black’s Hypersmooth image stabilization, TimeWarp hyperlapse shooting, SuperPhoto HDR image processing, and built-in microphone. Aside from those improvements, GoPro adds a few new features to the Hero 8 Black: NightLapse video and LiveBurst.
The Hero 8 Black now comes with 4 digital lens options to suit your shooting needs: 16mm SuperView, 16-34mm Wide, 19-39mm Linear, and 27mm Narrow.
GoPro is marketing the Hero 8 Black as a vlogging tool with three new accessories: a Media mod that adds a 3.5mm jack, HDMI output, and two cold shoes; a 200-lumen Light Mod; and a 1.9-inch Display Mod to add a flip-up screen of sorts to the Hero 8 Black.
On the other hand, the Max is a dual lens action camera that can shoot conventional action videos and 360-degree footage. It shares the roughly the same features found on the Hero 8 Black, but has a total of six mics for a “shotgun mic-like performance” and can shoot 360-degree videos at 5.6k resolution (1440p at 60FPS if you use one of its two lenses), along with the ability to livestream at Full HD.
The Hero 8 Black and Max are priced at $400(~Php 20.9k) and $500(~Php 26.1k) respectively. The Hero 8 Black will be available globally starting October 20, while the Max will have an October 25 global availability.
The Display Mod is priced at $80(~Php 4.2k), while both the Media Mod and Light Mod are priced at $50(~Php 2.7k) each. All Mods will be available by December.