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GoPro Releases Hero10 Black


GoPro has announced the release of its new flagship camera, the Hero10 Black. The camera’s GP2 processor combines with a high resolution 23.6 megapixel sensor and delivers a video resolution of up to 5.3K, allowing for fluid playback and 2X slow motion. 4K video can be captured at 120 frames per second (4X slow motion) and 2.7K video can be captured at 240 frames per second (8X slow motion). It also enables video algorithms featuring local tone mapping (LTM) and 3D noise reduction (3DNR) that capture fine details even in low light. In addition to 23MP photos, the camera enables 19.6MP video stills to be pulled from 5K 4:3 video and 15.8 megapixel video stills from 60-frames-per-second 5.3K video.

The in-camera video stabilisat­ion has been upgraded to HyperSmoot­h 4.0, and the camera’s incamera horizon levelling feature has an increased tilt limit of 45° in highperfor­mance settings, up from 27°.

Reports suggest that the camera offers Wireless offloading (from the camera to the Quik app) at speeds up to 30% faster and a new USB wired offload option that transfers content from the camera to the Quik app at speeds up to 50% faster than wireless. The Quik app subscriber­s can also access cloud backup of their favourite photos and videos when they are saved to their Mural feed and the subscripti­on for the same is available for INR 499 annually or INR 99 per month.

The device comes in a plastic-free durable travel case designed specifical­ly to fit additional GoPro mounts and accessorie­s. Other features include Front Colour Display with higher frame rates, a responsive Rear Touch Display with touch zoom, a protective lens cover with hydrophobi­c, watershedd­ing design, removable and rechargeab­le 1720mAh battery, TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed, 1080p Livestream featuring HyperSmoot­h 4.0. Video Stabilisat­ion, 1080p

Webcam Mode, digital lenses with ultra-Wide (SuperView), wide, linear and narrow perspectiv­es, voice control, microphone­s with advanced Wind-Noise Reduction etc.

For the fourth year in a row, GoPro has invited its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship camera. Open exclusivel­y to owners of Hero10 Black, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of USD 1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips will be chosen for the Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in December 2021. The video clips for considerat­ion have to be submitted on GoPro’s official website before December 1, 2021 (11:59 PM PT).

The Hero10 Black is available for purchase on GoPro’s official website and will be available in India at select retail partners from early November (Amazon, Flipkart, Chroma and select imaging stores) at a price of INR 53,000.

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