There are big flashy product updates and then there’s the quiet type that ultimately feels more substantial. The latter is what we’re seeing here with Hero 10. There are no new obvious hardware changes, but the latest camera from GoPro is better in ways that really matter.
According to GoPro, the Hero 10 Black is unable to record videos at high resolutions and framerates for extended periods. The company claims that these resolutions, framerates, and video lengths are way beyond what most people use their GoPro for. The reality is that the GoPro Hero 10 Black cannot record at 2.7K and 60 FPS for more than 20 minutes in a room without overheating and shutting down.
Image quality has notably improved and the new selection of frame rates opens up a world of creative possibilities. The only real downside is that battery life has taken a hit along the way. There’s also a slight price bump which is something to take into consideration if upgrading.
|Improved image quality||Battery life has taken a hit|
|More slow-mo and frame rate options||slightly more expensive than last year’s flagship|
|Snappier menus and interface||Same small sensor|
|hydrophobic lens coating|
|Powerful GP2 processor|
|Faster wired transfer mode|
Design of GoPro Hero10 Black
The GoPro Hero 10 Black is, physically, nigh-on identical to its predecessor. The only external difference from the Hero 9 Black is the new model’s fancy blue logos on the front and side.
Let’s be clear – this is how the Hero 9 Black should have performed from the outset, so it’s hardly a win for its successor. But the faster startup times (it’s typically ready to go in under five seconds, compared to eight seconds for the Hero 9 Black) and smartphone-like snappiness do make it far more enjoyable to use than last year’s often frustrating experience.
- New hardier lens cover with water-repellant coating
- Rear touchscreen and menus are far more responsive
- Otherwise physically identical to the Hero 9 Black
Overall, then, the Hero 10 Black is a hardy pocket camera that’s waterproof down to 10 meters, and which feels a little more polished than its predecessor.
Features of GoPro Hero10 Black
Last year, the GoPro Hero 9 Black introduced a new image sensor. It was the same-sized sensor as those in previous GoPros (1/2.3-inch), but had a higher resolution that enabled that camera to be the first GoPro to shoot 5K video. The Hero 10 Black has this same image sensor but pairs it with a new GP2 processor that unlocks some handy new talents.
- Same 23.6MP, 1/2.3-inch sensor as the Hero 9 Black
- New GP2 processor unlocks significant boosts to shooting modes
- Now possible to livestream with HyperSmooth stabilization
Naturally, the GoPro Hero 10 Black also inherits all of the special shooting modes we saw on the Hero 9 Black. These include TimeWarp 3.0 (one of our favorite modes, which creates a stabilized timelapse film) and ‘Power Tools’, which were first teased in GoPro Labs. This group of features, which still feel a little ‘beta’, brings some specific modes that are collectively very useful.
GP2 improvements: Hero 10 Black vs Hero 9 Black
|GoPro Hero 10 Black||GoPro Hero 9 Black|
|Video (up to)||5.3K/60p||5K/30p|
|Video (up to)||4K/120p||4K/60p|
|Video (up to)||2.7K/240p||2.7K/120p|
|Photos (up to)||23MP||20MP|
|Stabilization||HyperSmooth 4.0||HyperSmooth 3.0|
|Frame grabs||19.6MP from 5K 4:3 video||12MP fro 4K 4:3 video|
Technical Specifications of GoPro Hero10 Black Specs
|Video Stabilisation||HyperSmooth 4.0|
|LCD||Front and Rear (Touch screen)|
|Battery||Removable 1720mAh Lithium-Ion|
|Waterproof: 33ft (10m)||33ft (10m)|
|Cloud compatibility: Auto upload to GoPro cloud (Sub required)||Auto upload to GoPro cloud (Sub required)|
|Voice control: Yes||Yes|
Is the GoPro Hero10 Black waterproof?
As Always a popular question: yes, the GoPro Hero10 Black is waterproof down to 33 feet / 10 meters.
GoPro Hero 10 Black Price in Nepal
The current price of GoPro Hero 10 Black in Nepal is Rs.75,550/-. You can directly place an online order from Aliteq.
|GoPro Action Camera||Price in Nepal|
|GoPro Hero 10 Black||Rs.75,500/-|
To find out more about GoPro Hero 10 Black please visit this page –> GoPro Cameras & Accessories Aliteq, Nepal.