GoPro HERO10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black

The GoPro HERO10 Black was launched in September 2021. It replaced the HERO9 Black as GoPro’s flagship action camera. It introduced a new GP2 chip that promised faster processing and more responsive controls. It shoots 5.3K60 and 4K120 video, 23MP photos, and uses new and improved HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization. It also boasts improved low-light performance and better horizon leveling.

The HERO10 uses the same camera body as the HERO9; both use the same accessories, such as batteries and housings. In late-2021, GoPro released a new high-performance Enduro battery designed for better performance in cold temperatures and faster charging in the HERO10 and HERO9.

When Was the GoPro HERO10 Black Released?

The GoPro HERO10 Black was launched in mid-September 2021. It’s the only camera in the HERO10 lineup. It replaced the HERO9 Black, and it was replaced by the HERO11 Black in September 2022.

The rollout of the HERO10 was bumpy. Users soon reported that the camera would consistently shut down after about 20 minutes of video recording for overheating. GoPro responded with a new firmware version (1.15) that was designed to address the issue but created even more problems. And users continued to report problems after the rollout of firmware v.1.16. The Max Lens Mod was also not initially supported.

GoPro HERO10 Black Burst Mode

GoPro HERO10 Burst Modes

Burst mode on the GoPro HERO10 Black takes a rapid sequence of photos, which is especially useful for getting the shot you want when capturing fast action. Here’s how it works.

GoPro HERO10 Black Extended Battery Video Performance Mode

How to Maximize GoPro HERO10 Battery Life

Like all GoPros, the battery life of the HERO10 Black isn’t among the camera’s strong suits. But there are some things you can do to maximize your shooting time before the battery dies.

GoPro HERO10 Black Voice Commands

GoPro HERO10 Voice Commands

The GoPro HERO10 supports voice control, so you can control some basic camera functions hands-free. Here’s how it works and the list of available commands.

GoPro HERO10 Black

Is the GoPro HERO10 Waterproof?

The GoPro HERO10 Black is waterproof without needing an extra housing or case. However, there are limits to its waterproof capabilities. You can take steps to enhance its waterproofness.

GoPro HERO10 Batteries - Standard and Enduro

GoPro HERO10 Batteries

There are two official batteries for the GoPro HERO10 Black: the standard battery and the new high-performance Enduro battery.

GoPro HERO10 Batteries

How to Charge a GoPro HERO10

There’s more than one way to charge the GoPro HERO10 Black’s battery. Here are the alternatives, and which method is best in what situations.

GoPro HERO10 Black

How to Update GoPro HERO10

Here’s how to check and update the firmware of the HERO10 Black to a new stable version or a beta firmware version.

GoPro HERO10 Black Video Performance Modes - Extended Battery Mode

GoPro HERO10 Extended Battery Mode

The GoPro HERO10 Black now has a new Extended Battery mode as part of the Video Performance Mode update. Here’s what it does and when to use it.

GoPro HERO10 Black Video Performance Modes - Maximum Video Performance Mode

GoPro HERO10 Video Bitrate Chart

Here’s a master list of the bitrates used for the various video modes of the GoPro HERO10 Black. Updated for the new Video Performance Modes.

GoPro HERO10 Black

How to Reset a GoPro HERO10 Black

The GoPro HERO10 Black has a few different types of reset. There’s a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.

GoPro HERO10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO10 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO10’s high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.

A Floating Grip, Tripod & Selfie Stick in One

The Nu Grip is a GoPro and action camera accessory that combines 4 key functions in 1: grip, selfie stick, tabletop tripod, and float. I’ve been testing it out, and here’s my take on it.

GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on the go.

Photo taken with a GoPro HERO7 Black

Are GoPros Waterproof?

Newer GoPro models use a design where the camera body is waterproof without the need for a separate housing. Older models used a different design that required an external housing to be waterproof.

Freewell Pistol Trigger Grip for GoPro

My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here’s a roundup of the best trigger grips I’ve come across.

GoPro Float Pole

My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.

GoPro Zoom

Can You Zoom In On a GoPro?

Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.

How to Make a GoPro Float

There’s a good chance you’ll be wanting to take your GoPro in the water. But you’ll find out pretty quickly that GoPros don’t float. So here’s a rundown of options for keeping your GoPro afloat.

GoPro HERO7 Black Wet

Tips for Using GoPros In & Around Water

One of the things I like most about shooting with GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Some of my favorite shots I’ve taken with them have involved water. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way for getting better results when shooting with GoPro cameras in and around the water.

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How Do You Turn on a GoPro Without Recording?

If your GoPro begins recording as soon as you turn it on, you’re probably starting it in QuikCapture mode. It was a setting that stumped me at first. But here’s how to turn on your GoPro so that it doesn’t start recording right away.

GoPro Smart Remote with Multiple GoPro Cameras

How to Control Multiple GoPros with a Single Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you’ll need to use a dedicated remote. Here’s an overview of how it works.

How to Format SD Cards in GoPro Cameras

Formatting the GoPro’s SD card frees up space. But it also gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.

Gopro Burst Mode Example Sequence

GoPro Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here’s a rundown of how they work, how they’re different, and what options are available.

Do GoPro Files Work in Lightroom?

Wondering whether GoPro photo and video files are compatible with Lightroom? You’re in luck. Not only do they work, but Lightroom works especially well with GoPro RAW image files.

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What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

SuperPhoto is one of the photo options on recent GoPro Black edition cameras. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how to use it.

What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro’s widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here’s what it looks like.

Photo taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro Cameras

On newer GoPro cameras, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW (.gpr). Here’s a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.

Photo taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

Can You Take Pictures with a GoPro?

GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still photos as JPGs. Some of the newest models can shoot RAW as well.

How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro

If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of those cameras’ video modes. Here are some workarounds.