GoPro Hero 10 Black launches with new processor and $499 price tag

Latest GoPro action camera comes with 5.3K video and new image stabilisation technology

GoPro Hero 10 Black

GoPro has launched its new Hero 10 Black action camera, which packs in a new processor that’s said to deliver improved video stabilisation, better video quality, 23-megapixel photo resolution and the option to upload video to the cloud while charging.

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Launched today, the GoPro Hero 10 Black will be available for £379.98 / $399.98 with a one-year GoPro subscription or £479.99 / $499 without a subscription.

Existing GoPro subscribers will be able to purchase the GoPro Hero 10 Black with an accessory pack for $399.99. This pack includes an extension grip with a tripod, magnetic clip mount, spare battery and 32GB memory card, and presents a saving of $150.

GoPro Hero 10 Black key features

  • New GP2 processor
  • HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation
  • 5.3k video at 60 frames per second; 4k video at 120 frames per second; 2.7k video at 240 frames per second
  • 23-megapixel photo resolution
  • Uploads video to Cloud while charging
  • Wireless offloading to app claimed to be 30 per cent faster than GoPro Hero 9
  • Increased 45-degree levelling tilt limit in video
  • New protective lens cover
  • 1080p live stream mode
  • 1080p webcam mode
  • Ultra-wide, wide, linear and narrow perspectives
  • 3 microphones with stereo and RAW audio options
  • Waterproof to 33ft / 10m
  • Fast charging compatible
  • Can be paired with GoPro Mods, including wind suppressing microphone, wide-angle lens and light
  • £379.98 / $399.98 with a GoPro subscription or £479.99 / $499 without

New GP2 processor for better image quality and image stabilisation

The standout feature on the GoPro Hero 10 Black is its new GP2 processor, providing the muscle behind the Hero 10 Black’s high-resolution and image stabilisation.

The GP2 processor combines with a 23.6-megapixel sensor to offer some impressive image quality stats.

The camera’s highest resolution is 5.3k, offering 91 per cent greater resolution than its 4k setting and 655 per cent greater resolution than 1080p.

At 5.3k, the camera captures 60 frames per second allowing for “fluid playback” and 2x slow-motion, while 4k captures 120 frames per second allowing for 4x slow-motion and 2.7k video captures 240 frames per second allowing for 8x slow-motion.

GoPro says the new processor also improves video algorithms with local tone mapping (LTM) and noise reduction for capturing finer detail and better low-light image quality.

The Hero 10 Black will let you take 23MP photographs, which is a significant upgrade on the 2019 Hero 8 that had a photo resolution of up to 12MP. The Hero 10 Black will also let you pull 15.8MP stills from 5.7k video and 19.8MP stills from 5k30 4:3 video.

GoPro debuted its HyperSmooth image stabilisation with the GoPro Hero 7. Back then, GoPro claimed the technology provided gimbal-like stability without a gimbal, and GoPro says it has been improved even further with the latest HyperSmooth 4.0 in the Hero Black 10.

GoPro has also increased the camera’s horizon levelling technology and now benefits from an increased tilt limit of 45 degrees (up from 27 degrees).

Faster uploads?

GoPro also claims the new Hero 10 Black offers faster ways to access your photos and footage.

It will automatically upload your most recent footage to your GoPro Cloud account while the camera is on charge.

Wireless offloading to the GoPro Quik app is said to be 30 per cent faster than the GoPro Hero 9 Black too, and a new wired connection is claimed to upload footage 50 per cent faster to the app compared to wireless.

Webcam and live streaming

The GoPro Hero 10 Black has dedicated webcam and live streaming modes.

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The webcam mode will broadcast in 1080p HD video with a 132-degree wide-view, while the live streaming mode will stream with the new HyperSmooth 4.0 technology.